The dynamic new video for the upcoming [debut] single “HELLO” will premiere here on debutsounds.com on Thursday May 11th @ 10am PST. Filmed in Los Angeles by Tomo Muscionico and edited in Berlin by Valquire Veljkovic, the video explores the psychotic relationship between our inner anger and physical actions.
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Thursday Feb 22nd 2017 // [debut] announces new project
Fresh from touring with electronic music legend, Gary Numan and having huge Hollywood film & TV song placements in “Point Break” and “The Expanse”, [debut]’s Gareth Thomas announces the launch of a new Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund two new EP’s of music and live dates.
Marking a deliberate departure from 2015’s rave reviewed “Postcards From Berlin”, Thomas’s new works are sure to excite and please fans new and old alike. Thomas explains,
“Each time I do a new body of work I like to completely reinvent myself and try something new. “Postcards” was a huge production with many musicians and people involved, so this time I wanted to strip it all down and do something simpler, more pure. So I decide to do two new EP’s. The first one is called “HELLO”. It’s very electronic with some hard guitars. It’s way more up-tempo than I usually do but its still has the trademark [debut] darkness. EP #2 is called “The Battle”. If you are a fan of Deadmau5 or The Chemical Brothers then you’ll love this. It’s super intense, hard hitting dance and beats driven”.
Thomas is already mid-production on both projects, working out of his custom built studio in Los Angeles with just a few carefully selected technicians. “The Battle” will be released to backers of the Indiegogo campaign as soon the campaign ends in late March 2017. “Hello” will be completed over the summer months and released in September to coincide with some live shows.
“Touring with Gary Numan was a lot of fun. We played some huge, sold out shows and I felt completely at home doing them. Working with IAMX was a great learning experience too and both adventures motivated me to step up to the front and do more live work. So I’m already working with a super talented director in Berlin, planning a custom stage show featuring programmed films and lights that I can front by all myself, that is, if we can raise enough funds to take it on the road through the Indiegogo campaign”.
Back the project at https://igg.me/at/HELLOdebut
I have just released a collection of 3 live video performances of songs from “Postcards From Berlin’. You can watch “Open Your Soul”, “Passion” and “Low” LIVE in glorious 4k now at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu78-LthXIWMLio5uB7Upep7uBFOIv1uj
Filmed by Justin Paul at MDM rehearsal studios in Glendale, California in Late December 2015. I was joined by Bryan Stage on guitar, keys and b.vox and Shawn Ryan on Electronic Drums. You can also catch glimpses of the projection films used at the album launch party which feature myself and the lovely Trisha Kay. Assisted by Nikolai Alexander.
This most likely marks the end of the “Postcards From Berlin” phase for [debut] as exciting new opportunities based around a new project called “Home” are now in the works … more on this soon.
Part of the problem of growing the fan base for any music project, is that its hard to reach that many people through playing grass roots live shows. While it’s been a tried and tested method for many years, in the new, rapidly-changing music landscape it seems less relevant than ever. For [debut] its even harder to justify going out and playing regular live shows as the cost of putting on a show are just prohibitive when we might only play to 50 or so people in a local venue. I have to pay the band, hire a projector and screen and market the show, and while lots of fun, it quickly depletes the bank balance for very little gain. So instead I’m taking a different route.
In December I spent a day at the MDM Rehearsal studios in Glendale, Los Angeles filming and recording [debut] performing live. We did 3 songs, “Passion”, “Open Your Soul” & “Low”. It was myself on piano, keys and vocals, Bryan Stage on Keys, Beats and Guitar plus Shawn Ryan on Electronic Drums along with full film projections on a 20ft screen. A real live performance on a grand scale with only the audience missing! Cinematographer Justin Paul captured the session on wonderful 4k hi-res film and we are now editing these films to share with the world in the upcoming months.
The plan is to let people see and hear what [debut] is like live prior to going on the road. We are going to try marketing the videos to our target audience in each city and country, truly growing a potential fan base, prior to announcing shows there. Furthermore, the films will serve as a talking point and act as an introduction to what is going to be a very different live show experience. “Passion” – the live event will premiere in summer 2016 but more on that next time :)
Anyway, I am mid audio edit right now and the tracks are sounding really great. Here are some shots of what’s to come :
It’s been about 10 days since I got back from the UK mini-tour and time to give you all a summary and insider view on my amazing experience through a few words and lots of pictures. Gx
I am just back from a fantastic whirlwind tour of England and Eire playing keys for Gary Numan. We played 3 sold-out shows at The Forum in London which have since been reported as some of Gary’s best ever. Next up we rocked 2700 people at the Academy in Manchester followed by a festival performance at the Cork Opera House in Southern Ireland. Magic fun, bring on the next ones :)