Fresh back from rocking the Foundry Concert Club in Lakewood, Ohio, (Pic of Ian at the show below) our new boys Years Before have been voted ‘Band of the week‘ by Cleveland Scene magazine with a feature posted in both the print an online publications throughout the city. You can read the article here: http://m.clevescene.com/cleveland/band-of-the-week-years-before/Content?oid=7497428
Keeping busy they also have a review of the new CD in Divide and Conquer music magazine too; http://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/years-before-hometown-zeros and more shows coming up through June and July.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the murky waters of spotify streams and digital downloads we have decided that Engineer Records artists should have even more releases digitally available for your delectation and because of that, and the prolific skills of our artists, there will be new release digital singles each month from now on.
The first of these will be the beautiful new track ‘Wild Rose Country’ by Hail Taxi (aka Nathaniel Sutton) and we urge you to download and / or stream it from 9th June, the official release date, on all major outlets. But, if like us, you can’t wait that long here’s the video for it: https://youtu.be/qS2ABRwPzjg
Paul from One Day Elliott spoke with Becky of Listen Up! blog recently about the new CD, Triple A side, and the long time development of this great band. You can read the article here: https://listenupmusicblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/one-day-elliott-and-triple-a-side/
Engineer Records is delighted to have signed Cleveland, Ohio’s YEARS BEFORE.
Initially working on the promotion and release of their debut CD ‘Hometown Zeros’ we wanted to welcome Anthony, Ian, Kyle and Joshua to the family!
Firing on all cylinders, Cleveland, Ohio’s Years Before blast out of the gates with waves of catchy, melodic-hardcore done in such a classic way, you’ll be raising fists and pushing your way to the stage. With their debut EP Hometown Zeros sounding as if they’ve been treading the boards of sweaty rock clubs for ages, Years Before have arrived to make their mark.
There’s no flavour-of-the-month formula here though – you can feel the passion from the get go, in the riff work, the weaving bass lines and in-the-pocket drumming digging in beneath soaring vocal melodies. There’s no pretence and a lot of heart.
Melodic, anthem infused punk music for those that get out to shows and live for the energy of live music right in front of them.
Years Before began in July 2016 as a homage to the punk-rock/pop-punk bands the members grew up listening to but soon developed their own unique style. With a vision to release a five song EP, the band enlisted their good friend Evan McKeever (Savage Audio/Nine Shrines) in December 2016 to produce and record their debut. That EP, entitled Hometown Zeros was self-released digitally in the USA on March 31, 2017 and soon came to the attention of Engineer Records. Signing them for the label in the UK and Europe and looking to increase their coverage worldwide with a physical release, Engineer will be releasing the CD physically in the late Summer of 2017. The band is already writing towards their follow up release, while booking shows for summer 2017 and beyond.
The band have their own strong style but it reminds us of Ignite, Pennywise, Face To Face, A Day To Remember – see what you think. Check them out at;