Release date: 17 August 2009
Label: Slippery People Recordings
Available from: iTunes
The Cordels‘ first single, Dance in Time, sees the twentysomething Warrington three-piece digging deep for their lyrical themes whilst deftly crafting an anthemic, indie-pop classic.
An early demo of the track found its way to top producer, Jim Lowe [quote below], who immediately offered his mixing skills to polish it into the gem it is now.
With a songwriting dexterity and musical prowess that belie their years, The Cordels have won airplay in some well-respected quarters. Radio 1’s Zane Lowe gives early support, as does Tom Robinson for BBC 6 Music and Loz Guest at Kerrang Radio.
After only three months in the current line-up The Cordels are drawing comparisons with the early days of that other classic three-piece, The Police, with each band member bringing a simmering passion and an effortless cool that explode into a frenetic, self-assured live performance.
Dance in Time is a fan favourite and questions how free we really are living in the affluent West and how much we’re constrained by social pressure, work, money and debt.
26 June: The Ruby Lounge [supporting Kid British] – Manchester
18 July: Whatfest! 2009, Whatcroft, Cheshire
22 Aug: Mojo – Warrington
28 Aug: The Box – Crewe
Steven Taylor – vocals and guitar
Dave Wimbush – vocals and drums
James Kennedy – vocals and bass
Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Foo Fighters): “When I heard their demo I knew I had to work with them”
Peter Nash (Helter Skelter Agency): “I have been listening to about 50 new bands over the weekend whilst getting ready for SXSW … The Cordels sound better than the lot of them”
Jim Gellatly (BBC Scotland): “I fully expect I will be playing The Cordels a lot in the future!”
BBC Manchester Introducing: “Just had my ears opened to The Cordels and I’m liking what I hear – I recommend you opening your ears too”
Loz Guest, Head of Music, Kerrang Radio: ”Great harmonies, works brilliantly well, with a fantastic identity. They’re going to do really well, I like them!”
Liverpool.com: “This band are incredible to watch, not just for music, but for the obvious passion that drives the set from all three members”