Announce Debut EP ‘Alive’ released on Monday 26th January 2015
Stream ‘Wake Up’ featuring Nic Matthews (The Afterparty)
Ambition goes a long way, and it’s something that Treasures – a five piece alternative rock band from Basingstoke – have in spades. The quintet are today pleased to announce they will release their debut EP ‘Alive’ on Monday 26th January 2015.
Originally formed early 2012 by bassist John Adam and vocalist Nick Beeney, far from the unsteady start that accompanies the formation of most bands, Treasures knew they had something special, and something to prove, right from the start. Joined by Jed Dewsbury (drums), Sam Page (guitar) and Sam Veel (guitar), the band spent their formative months blowing the local music scene away and their competition out of the water, soon building a solid reputation for taking no prisoners with their polished live shows. This band weren’t content with treading water – they wanted to go somewhere.
Over the past two years Treasures have been the go-to name for their local scene, sharing the stage with Don Broco, Mallory Knox, and Natives, plus hard-won appearances at Burnout Festival on the main stage and a Slam Dunk Festival warm up show with Save Your Breath.
After spending the last 12 months working on their first release proper and learning their craft on the road, Treasures are now ready to make a break for something bigger with their debut EP ‘Alive’. Recorded in June 2014 with Neil Kennedy of The Ranch Production House, this punchy and considered release is a powerful introduction to the quintet’s unique, melodic approach to combining elements of hardcore, alternative rock and post-hardcore.
Beeney’s guttural vocals are reminiscent of Alexisonfire era Dallas Green and teeter in a seething, angsty mass on the crests of crashing waves of Thursday-influenced riffs, whilst gang vocals borrowed from the punk and hardcore scene punctuate melody-heavy choruses the likes of which saw Young Guns rise rapidly to the forefront of the UK scene.
November UK Tour Dates:
21st Scream Lounge – Croydon
22nd Face Bar – Reading
23rd Static Bar – Swansea