Decade is an act that's a once in-a-decade combination of excitement and innovation, and they're touring
this year. These UK alt-rockers will impress you with their unique sound.
Decade kicked off their 2014 tour
with an appearance at the Randstock Festival at the end of March in the UK before heading out to other Spring tour dates throughout
From Bath, England, Decade originally went by the name Ready Set Low, and while using that moniker
they released an EP called "Lost at Sea." Fans still snag this one as a free download. This is Decade's first headline tour,
and it's generating quite a bit of buzz.
Formed in Bath, England in 2009, Decade is fronted by lead singer
Alex Sears. Joe Marriner and Conner Fathers assist on guitar (Fathers contributes vocals as well), with Harry Norton providing
the bass line and Dan Clarke supporting on drums.
Decade began as a pop and punk fusion and released their
first full-length album "Good Luck" in 2011. As they hit local clubs and built a steady fan base that loved dancing to their
hits, their luck changed and they rapidly gained popularity. By the end of that year, they were opening for major acts like
Deaf Havana. They performed on a strong festival circuit which included events like Slam Dunk, Sonisphere, and the Make a
Despite the title of their first LP, this band doesn't need good luck to succeed now. They
seem poised on the edge of being the next big thing, at least based on all the buzz about both their new album and their 2014
tour. Electric and engaging live, the band released a second EP, "Decade," in 2012. Featuring powerful performances and memorable
melodies, this five-track release took off when the band signed with ICEGRILL$ records. So far, the band has received positive
feedback on this release, and they keep delivering contagious riffs and heavy rock at their live shows. While performing at
the Slam Dunk festival, they played with other pop and punk up-and-comers like Hit the Lights and The Story So Far. Releasing
a full LP just had to be done, and this act was not afraid to move that forward by self-funding their own record. Yes, those
t-shirts you bought at concerts (and that can buy on their new tour) directly contributed to the songs you enjoy via your
iPod. A new signing took this group to Spinefarm Records, a division of Universal Music Group.
are going to love hearing the catchy "Brainfreeze" or the short, sorrowful "I Don't Care" live. (The latter song's sorrow
is concealed behind enthusiastic musical power, of course.) Decade's songs are short, sweet, funky, fun, and they're even
more impressive live than recorded. Recent tours have trucked these artists all the way to Japan and back, and the jam-packed
itinerary is just part of this band's busy touring season. In fact, they headlined the Atticus Beer Tour, and continued playing
festivals where they had crowds off the grass and dancing. Among these performances was an opening at the Rock Stage at the
Reading Festival. With two singles fresh off their album, their current tour is going to be a sought-after ticket of this
decade (yes, you can wince now). Want a taste of what you'll see live? Their single "Brainfreeze" has a music video that's
ripe for the watching.