The Targets – Wake Up

Release Date: Out Now (Project Records)

Cheshire three-piece The Targets release their debut single Wake Up on November 22nd on CD and download via Project Records. The single comes off the back of extensive UK and overseas touring, and features a Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Pixies) remix. The track’s massive, über-catchy chorus pays immediate homage to the likes of 70s punk pioneers The Buzzcocks and The Jam. But there is a contemporary message behind the mayhem too – which has prompted some to dub The Targets’ uncompromising style as ‘iMod for the 21st century’ .

The band – Conrad (guitar), Jess (drums) and bassist Sam (who played George Harrison in the acclaimed John Lennon biopic movie Nowhere Boy) – have been together since they were 13 years old, shouting their brand of loud, angst-driven guitar rock from the rafters of any teenage lad’s headspace.

A video for Wake Up (also starring Jay Johnson from the Nowhere Boy cast) is below, and reflects The Targets’ earliest days when they were too young to perform in pubs or clubs and so had to cut their teeth and build their following playing private house parties.

The Targets have also released a string of UK live dates :

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Feb 18
Feb 25
May 01

THE CORDELS – Dance In Time

Single released on 17 August 2009

the cordels 170809THE CORDELS’ debut release sees the 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 [Stereophonics, Foo Fighters, The Charlatans], who immediately offered his mixing skills to polish it into the gem it is now. 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. 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 to an incredible live show.