This Burning Age are an alt-electro-rock band from Birmingham, U.K. consisting of Friday (vocals, guitar, synths and samples), Anth (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals and samples), Jack "Penko" Josypenko (drums and percussion) and Russ Harris (bass guitar).
This Burning Age officially came into being in the summer of 2007 when Friday decided to move away from the collaborative projects he had previously been involved with to focus on writing and performing his own material. By September of the same year he had started recording what was to become the 10 track album "A Muzzle For The Masses" at James Brede Studios in Wolverhampton (with Friday writing, arranging and performing everything on the album).
During the summer of 2008, towards the end of the recording process, Friday decided it was time to recruit band members with a view to putting together a live show. After the inevitable false-starts and line-up changes, the end of 2008 saw the final line-up firmly cemented. So far 2009 has seen their profile rise considerably. DJ and Television presenter Alex Zane selected them for his radio show in January, playing "Panic (Bring on the Bomb)". This was followed by Kerrang Radio's Emma Scott playing "Human Condition" at the end of February and every week throughout March on her Saturday night "RAW" show. This culminated in them being asked to open for established Alt-Rock stalwarts "Hundred Reasons" on the Birmingham leg of their UK tour at the O2 Academy 2 at the end of March, a night held in association with Kerrang. After recently taking on Management, the band are now booking gigs and festivals throughout the UK and into Europe with a short German tour planned for spring
Here's a small selection of what people within the music industry, bands and fans are saying about This Burning Age:
"I believe you have the potential to go all the way and more, that the album is stronger than much of what is currently polluting the music industry" - Vince Appleby - Scout for Universal Music Group.
"Interpol meets Sonic Youth in thoughtful, dark "alt-electro-rock"...they deserve attention" - Birmingham Live Review.
"This band are one of my "Midlands bands to watch out for"" - Emma Scott - Radio DJ/Promoter (Kerrang Radio, Q Radio, Heart FM).
"The music has a real edge and passion" - Paul Murphy - founder of SongwritersCafe and formerly of "The Destroyers".
"Looking forward to seeing you become the next big star in your genre...your work is beyond brilliant; genius, in fact. 'This Burning Age' are going to set the world on fire" - Leia Honda Scandur - U.S. D.J/Director/Producer.
"American rock lately fuckin' sucks, it's hard to find shit this cool" - 3rd Ear - U.S. Band.
"There are probably not more than a handful of bands that inspire me with every single one of their songs, but This Burning Age definitely have a place among those who do" - Luna - Head of the This Burning Age German Street Team (who organised a group of fans to fly over to watch them support Hundred Reasons).
To contact Friday and This Burning Age directly:
Tel: 07812 189 401
Write to: 5th Day Records, PO BOX 15239, Solihull, B90 9FU
Official Website: http://www.thisburningage.com/
Flickr Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisburningage/
For Management, Press and UK/International Bookings please contact Richard Corns at RCM Artist Management
Tel: 07917 44 00 55
Fax: 0121 634 7799
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