Liverpool’s The Tea Street Band will hold you captive with a sound that is simultaneously uplifting and introspective. They are prepared to release their debut album which will keep their audiences high above and take them on an insane journey to escape lethal routine.
Their sound is described as a blend between alternative, electro, dance, house and guitar-pop music. Ever since the release of “Summer Dreaming” single, The Tea Street Band appears to be pushing the right buttons of audience’s curiosity and urge to daydream.
Timo Tierney, Lee Smith, Nicholas Otaegui, Dominic Allen and James Albertina are part of the five-piece that wants people to contact with never heard melodies and compositions. “Everyone dreams about escaping, whether its work, their life or themselves. When people listen to our music we want them to just let the music take their minds elsewhere,” admits Tierney.
Positive, upbeat, but also nostalgic and contemplative tracks have gained the British group a special place in the heart of Liverpool’s city. Their debut EP, named “Fiesta”, won them a lot of fans due to the feeling of melancholy, the smooth melodies and the characteristic energy behind its arrangements.
This vitality finds its source in the noticeable easy-going attitude of the group members. A typically Liverpool’s charm has made Tea Street Band loved by the industry as well as the media, almost in a split-second.
“A shared love of rave culture is present in their output – it’s soaring, distinctly Balearic and sounds as much European as it is rooted in English rock and roll,” dissected Peter Guy from Liverpool Echo. Joshua Nevett from Bido Lito, has classified a performance from them, at Liverpool Sound City, as “scintillating”.
A tune named “Disco Lights” was released online, on September 24 to critical acclaim, and the band is preparing the release of their very first record. Tea Street Band announced that the track “Lost For Words” is the first drop from the much anticipated CD and will be available from the November 11th through Liverpool based label, Baltic Records.
After being asked how he would describe their sound, Timo sees it “as a rocket with loads of fire coming out the bottom of it”. “It goes all the way to a planet and when it lands a big bass drum starts to beat in crotchets,” he adds.