Fresh off the road from an all-conquering UK headline tour and a sold-out show at The Lexington, London, earlier this week, Storms have announced their debut EP ‘Undress’, to be released March 4th through MUK Records.
The title track is available from today as an instant grat when you pre-order the EP, with the other tracks being unveiled over the coming months in the build up the March release.
Recorded with producer Steve Osborne (Suede, Doves, Elbow, New Order) the EP is a triumphant distillation of all that makes Storms one of the must-see bands of 2015. The title track ‘Undress’ opens the EP with its airy groove of sweet guitar and sincere, pop-soaked melodies while the following three tracks perfectly encapsulate the neurotically catchy, soaring anthems that Storms excel at.
Lead guitarist Felix Howard says, “Undress is a song about a relationship going stale physically and all the things we’ll try to make it work again. I think it’s something that happens to a lot of long term relationships, it’s a very sad thing when people still love each other. More often than not if you persevere without fixing the physical, one person will end up hurting the other.”
Storms have been building a dedicated following and a buzz-worthy reputation with their contemporary blend of 90’s indie, grunge and pop to create their own hypnotic anthems. Effortless in execution, Storms take the finest from their influences melding the edginess of The Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer with an alt-pop spin and a Brit-rock swagger.
Previous tracks ‘Shame‘ and ‘Girl‘ have gained plays from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens’, Radio X, 6 Music, BBC introducing and turned heads at Clash Magazine, Notion, Disorder, Wonderland and many more, while as a live force of nature, they’ve been winning fans across the country with their powerfully melodic songs and energetic delivery.
“Storms have a contagious edge. It’s there in their live shows, and it’s also there in the band’s songwriting – catchy, melodic yet retaining a real sense of grit”. – Clash
“It’s hard not to fall for Storms after you hear their charming track. What ostensibly starts as a melodic slacker gem quickly evolves into a Nirvana-style thrash, and then back again.” – NME
“The dream of the 90s is alive with Storms, who resurrect sloppy, riff-driven grunge rock”– Notion
“With wrenching, scathing vocals and the splicing of Britpop and American College rock riffs, Storms are painting themselves as a band ready to take on the world, one song at a time” – Disorder
“[Girl]… fronts an upbeat melody layered with a heartfelt croon, made raw by a scuzzy 90s’s grunge undertone.” – Wonderland
“A sweetly more-ish blend of gauzy pop and 90s grunginess” – Classic Rock
“Heavy guitars, sweet melodies and psychedelic glow” – Louder Than War
“starting off on a Weezer-esque melody and effortlessly building to a soul soaked scuzz filled refrain that’s nothing short of anthemic… it would seem the nineties noise-pop pioneers are creating quite the storm” – London On The Inside