By bringing together twisted angular rock, with an edgy immersing groove, Dark Stares have produced an intoxicating sound that takes from a vast range of areas, spanning from Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, and Royal Blood, through to Led Zeppelin and The Beatles.
The much-praised alt-rock combo release their breath-taking debut album, ‘Darker Days Are Here To Stay’, on Friday 11th May. In anticipation, the quartet have dropped a lyric video for one of its tracks, ‘Sweet Rider 5’.
Having gained worldwide airplay, press and recognition with their past EPs, 2012’s ‘Tell Your Friends’, 2013’s ‘Octopon’, and 2014’s ‘Soul Contract’, the Hertfordshire quartet have amassed a loyal and budding international fan base, opened sold-out shows for Enter Shikari and The Darkness, as well as releasing a slew of captivating music videos, such as 2012’s ‘Bad Machine’, which was selected by Bono and influential Irish music figure Dave Fanning for U2 single promos.
Dark Stares are now braced to release their eagerly anticipated debut album, ‘Darker Days Are Here to Stay’. Partly recorded in the band’s personal studio, the album keenly illustrates not only the group’s rich songwriting prowess, but their ability to express their true creative exploits.
Vocalist Miles Kristian Howell remarks: “‘Darker Days Are Here to Stay’ was a coming-of-age recording process for the band. Dark Stares have always been obsessed with self-producing, DIY tracking, and even rehashing professional mixes to make them sound “dirtier”, more low-fi or add new layers and ideas. Recording in our own studio was claustrophobic at times, challenging, but a rewarding evolution for our sound. We took our time, carefully crafted new homemade tracks and it feels great to have our debut album out there at last, and we hope our fans will embrace it.”
Early taster singles, ‘Pedal Pusher’ and ‘Sweet Rider 5’, both prove that the album is sure to massively resonate with any self-respecting alt-rock fan.
‘DARKER DAYS ARE HERE TO STAY’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM DARK STARES, WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STREAM, DOWNLOAD OR PURCHASE FROM SPOTIFY, iTunes, APPLE MUSIC, GOOGLE PLAY, AMAZON MUSIC & SOUNDCLOUD FROM MAY 11.
FURTHER INFO ON THE BAND CAN BE FOUND THROUGH THE FOLLOWING SITES:
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.darkstares.com