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Rock Sound 6 October at 17.50

Elliot Minor frontman Alex Davies has spoken to Rock Sound about why they’ve decided to go down the independent route with their new album ‘Solaris’...

Elliot Minor frontman Alex Davies has spoken to Rock Sound about why they’ve decided to go down the independent route with their new album ‘Solaris’. While it’s coming out through Repossession Records, the same label that put out their debut, they’ve ditched their licensing deal over concerns with how the band were being perceived by the public.

“It was never a proper deal anyway. We had a lot of earlier videos and the way we were being portrayed in them; we didn’t like that,” explained Alex. “We had this whole ‘emo’ image and it wasn’t us at all – we didn’t want to do that.”

Davies went on to describe the band’s frustration at being referred to in the same breath as a certain young wizard too.

“It’s weird because I saw some reviews that said [the first album] was very ‘Harry Potter-esque’. People were comparing it to Harry Potter and I was like, ‘That’s not really what we were going for’.”

With their new album hitting shelves and digital outlets on October 19, Elliot Minor are promising a step forward in their signature sound.

“We’ve grown up a lot since the first album. I think we’ve now got a sound that we’re proud of and we know what we want to do. It’s a bit more raw, but still with all the orchestration and strings and stuff, and that was something we only found we wanted to do from playing live shows.”

The single ‘Electric High’ is out now on Repossession. Elliot Minor will be hitting the road starting November 04 at Wrexham Central Station, head over to www.myspace.com/elliotminor for dates.

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