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 :