The Modern Strangers release new single ‘Nothing On You’ through their very own Hoolay Records on May 4th.
Already off to a flying start: 2018 has so far seen them announcing their debut EP, signing a publishing deal with BMG, wowing the crowds at the Park Hotel headlined NME awards night and off on their first tour. Already booked for slots at The Great Escape, Liverpool’s Sound City and Live at Leeds, the band are filling out their May tour, taking in headline shows in Glasgow, Coventry, Brighton and Canterbury.
Speaking about the track they explain “Late last year we were in the studio recording a song. We managed to get it finished quickly leaving us with a few hours before we could call it a night and head for the inevitable end of day beverages. Archie, myself and Gordon (our producer) decided to use the time to see if we could come up with something. Archie was playing around with the chord pattern and we built it up from there. We came back to the tune earlier this year and decided it would fit perfectly on the EP. ‘Nothing On You’ is about someone who thinks of themselves quite highly and would happily dismiss real love for someone who couldn’t offer them anything emotionally, but could book a first date at the top of The Shard.”
Fronted by brothers Max & Archie Davenport, they first sprang to life in the summer of 2016 off the back of debut single Vanilla, earning them early support from BBC Introducing in Kent and BBC Radio 1. They spent 2017 releasing seminal singles Hot Rain, Margarita and Coco Hello in the midst of a busy summer of shows, winning new fans eager to hear more from their incendiary live set. Last year saw them play over 17 festivals, including Leopallooza, Y Not and Secret Garden Party, along with a slot on the BBC Introducing stage for the Katy Perry headlined Radio 1 ‘Big Weekend’.
Radio support for The Modern Strangers has come from across the board including: Radio 1, (Huw Stephens), BBC 6 Music, Virgin Radio, Amazing Radio and Radio X and regionally by Abbie McCarthy (Track of the Day on BBC Introducing). They also featured on BBC documentary “The Secret Science of Pop”.
A busy autumn of live dates saw them play their biggest headline shows to date at Birthdays in London in October, as well as Brighton ‘s Patterns on Oct 6th, truly showing that they are more than an algorithm approved pop factory…
They’ve been featured on Made in Chelsea, landed numerous Spotify playlists in addition to charting in the UK Viral 50 and keep going strength to strength Live-wise, ranging from their own headline shows to gracing the stages of major UK festivals such as Big Weekend 2017.
Praise for The Modern Strangers:
“M83 meets MGMT with a hint of disco thrown in…Rising stars The Modern Strangers release have an ear for what makes great music for the charts – and it’s been scientifically proven.” OFFICIAL CHARTS
“What the world needs right now is some good vibes, some positive energy, some uplifting melodies.” CLASH
“A combination of disco and funk elements to join a wall-shaking party of a chorus hosted by an absolute slammer of a guitar riff. Play it loud.” INDIE SHUFFLE
“The Modern Strangers take pop music, discard anything falling below the standard levels of sass, and smash fun and class into whatever is left.” METRO
5th: Liverpool Sound City
6th: Glasgow Stag & Dagger
11th: Canterbury/Penny Theatre
12th: Brighton/St Ann’s Well Spring Garden Festival (FREE SHOW)
18th: Brighton/The Great Escape (2 Shows)