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Decibels – The debut single, The Lesser | FESTIVALPHOTO

Decibels – The debut single, The Lesser

Decibels – The debut single ‘The Lesser’
Decibels featured on Warp Records Bleep Compilation
Released March 26th 2012 on Serious Types

A blissful mix of lo-fi, ambient, electro and Indie, Decibels ’ debut single The Lesser sees it’s UK release on March 26th, through Serious Types in the midst of a swell of blog coverage, BBC Radio support and, perhaps most excitingly, an appearance of their track Rubber Dinghy Rapids on a forthcoming Warp Records ‘Bleep’ compilation ( Judging by the rapidly growing number of fans, and critics, being left smitten by Decibels ’ brand of glitchy electro.

Decibels, completed by Stuart Bruce (Lead vocals, Keys, Percussion, Looping), Dave Crawford (Synths, Programming, Sound Manipulation), Anthony Luk (Synths, Guitar, Baritone Harmonies)
Marin Luk (Synths, Soprano Harmonies, Percussion) and Adam Branaghan (Guitar, Tenor Harmonies, Percussion) came together after meeting at a rave in Northampton’s woods, instantly bonding over a shared vision of a project fusing 4 synths, a guitar and a hell of a lot of percussion.

Initially just supplying remixes to other artists, original tracks soon began to surface, with interest in the band constantly on the rise. Word spread as BBC introducing and various online bloggers all got on board, and soon, Decibels were having songs featured on blog mix-tapes, Fake DIY, and appeared on Huw Stephen’s Radio One show, as well as numerous BBC Introducing shows.

In order to take the leap from laptop to live they took the desperate measure of selling guitars, amps, and acquiring any kit they could lay their hands on. Finally the bleeps and sequences of the studio were tweaked for the live arena, and ever since their filthy percussion-laden live shows have left behind a trail of broken sound men, blown speakers and blown away audiences.

Finding a niche was easy, establishing themselves in it is now the key.

Decibels will be featured on a Bleep compilation (in conjunction with Warp records) set for release mid March. Followed by the bands first release, which will be ‘The Lesser’, keeping the DIY-ethos by funding the it themselves, released digitally on 26th March 2012

Skribent: Anthony May
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