I've had the pleasure of seeing this band live at the Marillion Weekend here in Montreal. Jonathan Schang subbed as drummer and John Wesley on guitars and they were great. The crowd really wanted to hear more and hoped the CD would be available at the CD stands, but they weren't. I am really looking forward to hearing their output!
SOUND OF CONTACT is set to release their debut album, Dimensionaut, May 28th in North America (May 20th in Europe). To give fans a preview of this upcoming release, the band has unveiled a sampler of the concept album here:
The band recently played their first-ever live show as support to MARILLION. "It was a thrill playing our first SOUND OF CONTACT show at the Marillion Weekend in Montreal to thousands of people who had never heard our songs before," says Simon Collins, lead singer and drummer for SOUND OF CONTACT.
"The reception was incredible" adds Dave Kerzner, keyboardist for SOUND OF CONTACT. "It really got us pumped for the upcoming InsideOut 20th Anniversary tour of Europe with SPOCK'S BEARD and BEARDFISH."
The brainchild of Simon Collins (son of legendary musician Phil Collins) and keyboardist/co-producer Dave Kerzner, SOUND OF CONTACT marks the beginning of something that Collins had always wanted to put his hand to after ten years of promoting his own solo career. Recorded with Kerzner, Matt Dorsey, Kelly Nordstrom and Hannah Stobart (WISHING TREE), and mixed by Nick Davis (GENESIS, XTC, MARILLION), Dimensionaut brings his vision to life.
Before Dimensionaut's release, the band will begin a stint with legendary prog band SPOCK'S BEARD and label-mates BEARDFISH as part of the InsideOut Music 20th Anniversary Tour, a premier event that will see the band taking their music to Europe for the first time. The line-up for these shows will feature Collins and Kerzner as well as Matt Dorsey, John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE, FISH) and Ronen Gordon.
Check out the video that unveiled Dimensionaut here:
May 2013 European tour dates feat. SOUND OF CONTACT, SPOCK'S BEARD, BEARDFISH
(G/S/A dates presented by: Rock Hard, Eclipsed & Dragon Productions)
5.4.2013--The Arches--Glasgow, UK
5.6.2013--Robin 2--Bilston, UK
5.7.2013--The Garage--London, UK
5.8.2013--La Scene Bastille--Paris, France
5.16.2013--Das Rind--Rüsselsheim, Germany
5.18.2013--De Boerderij--Zoetermeer, Netherlands
SOUND OF CONTACT online: