NXNE 2017 Submission (EPK)
Every week, I get hundreds and hundreds of emails from artists asking me to listen to their stuff. Most I’d classify as pretty good, but occasionally, something exceptional comes through. This is one of those times.
Is this the next IT band around here?
- Alan Cross; Music Director at Corus Entertainment - 102.1 The Edge
Musically, an eighties ignited sphere of driving electronics, thick, grimace inducing bass lines and soaring, dissonant guitar lines that would speak to the Pixies in their Bossanova years. Lyrically, the songs are an ode to youthful exuberance, sex, burning cities, ghosts and relationships past. Vocal leads casually pushing through like Edwynn Collins when he found his crooner meets punk rocker footing in Orange Juice. When all these sonic aspects combine in the melting pot we get...
With the release of their self-titled album, Burlington's Beautiful Nothing amassed significant college radio and video airplay across Canada. Videos for the songs Come Color Me, and Highway To The Sky received rotation on both Aux TV and MuchLoud and their live shows had them sharing stages with names like The Arkells,The Trews, Monster Truck, and Finger Eleven.
"It's all about separating yourself from unnecessary stresses and understanding that these things are only real in our minds. That's what's so great about sleeping and dreaming. You never really have to face these stresses directly but they all get sorted on a subconscious level."
Anthony Ludgate regarding the premise behind the bands upcoming EP
Along with Anthony are his two brothers Luke and Shane Ludgate and childhood friends Sven Petrovic and James Featherstone.
Music has been part of the Beautiful Nothing's lives from the beginning as they grew up in a homes surrounded by musicians and their wares.
“Our parents have been playing music for decades, so there were always a lot of acoustic guitars around the house and lots of people playing music. Seeing as how much music there was surrounding us growing up it seemed only natural that we got into it as well.”
Anthony regarding his first music memories
From there the band discovered artists like Radiohead, 1980s music like The Cure and Depeche Mode and other artists like the Killers, Cage the Elephant and Kings of Leon.
The only way to truly experience Beautiful Nothing, however, is at their live show.
“On stage we aim to be something to look at, with the purpose of taking people on a ride into our world. We breathe new life into our music every time we play”.
With plenty of live shows, cinematic music videos and an album release that could be the sound track to Netflix's "Stranger Things", 2017 is shaping up to be the year of Beautiful Nothing.
• Lead single ‘The Unknown’ premiered on Much Music and A Music Blog, Yea?
• Performed with The Arkells, Monster Truck, The Trews, Finger Eleven...
• Nominated for Alternative Recording of the Year at the Hamilton Music Awards
• Recommended by Alan Cross and featured multiple times in his Weekly Top 11
- Meet Me In My Dream
- The Unknown
- Million Different Ways
- Simple Lies
- Crazy Now
- Must Be Dreaming
Electro / Indie / Rock / Pop
- Depeche Mode
- The Cure
- Cage The Elephant
- The Naked and Famous
- iTunes, Amazon et al
- March 22nd, 2017
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PR: Jess Seguire | email@example.com