U.K.-based indie rock band, The Sons, will launch the first in a series of 14 video podcasts for worldwide distribution on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. GMT. The premiere podcast will introduce new fans to the band and their music, including their latest studio release, The Prime Words Committee, while offering loyal followers a more intimate look at the band’s songwriting process, its individual members and their day-to-day lives.
The Sons are a five-piece indie rock band hailing from Derby, England, comprised of members Paul Herron, Lee Blades, Stewart English, Roger Millichamp and Steven Herron. Drawing from a wide variety of influences – from Brit Pop to Alternative Rock, R&B, and Folk – The Sons blend thought-provoking lyrics with equally complex, highly melodic instrumentation. They’ve released two full-length albums and tour extensively throughout Europe.
The Sons’ music first became available in the United States in July, and their industry buzz has been steadily increasing ever since. After being selected for inclusion in Pandora.com’s Music Genome Project and listed in Magnet Magazine’s “Listen Up!” section, in November, the band was chosen as Feature Artist of the Month on purelivegigs.com.
Known for their clever songwriting, high-energy live shows and witty, charismatic, sometimes Pythonesque antics, the band likes to poke fun at themselves as well as their audience – and their weekly podcast will be no different.
Every week, the band will highlight one song from The Prime Words Committee. Viewers will learn more about the inspiration for the song, as well as the writing and recording process, and sound engineers Rob Newman and Rich Collins of Snug Recording Studio will stop by to give fans a behind the scenes look at the production of each song.
Future podcasts will also include a celebrity interview conducted by The Sons’ lead singer Paul Herron, a “story time” segment where the band tells tales from their nine year history together, a Q&A session, during which the band will answer fan questions posted on Facebook and Twitter, and live footage of the band performing the song of the week.
The premiere episode of the podcast will launch exclusively, Dec. 4, on The Sons’ Facebook page and website, the-sons.com. Every Sunday, a new episode will post to these sites, and episodes from prior weeks will be available via iTunes and various podcast directories, such as PodcastAlley.com and PodcastDirectory.com.
The Prime Words Committee is available through iTunes.com, Amazon.com, Pandora.com and select music retailers. Go to the-sons.com for updates, touring information and to read more about The Sons and The Prime Words Committee.
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