Electronic group Denature set to release new EP Loss after winning music award
After winning Best Video at the Ubeat Music Awards, Denature are releasing their new EP Loss next month and hope to continue their success
Electronic act Denature are set to release their new EP after the band’s success at the Ubeat Music Awards.
The North Tyneside group were thrilled to win the best video award for their single Time back in December and hope their forthcoming new material is just as successful.
Bass guitarist Justin Januszewski said: “It was a fantastic feeling to win as we have worked very hard to make something we feel we can be proud of. To get that kind of recognition from that kind of audience is a real vote of confidence that we’re going in the right direction. And much of that credit must also go to our manager and the director of the video, who was the real creative force behind it, Chris Lavelle.”
Denature have teamed up again with award-winning videographer Chris to create another video for their new single Escape, which features on their new EP, Loss.
The four-track EP is a journey, from the Loss of a loved one, through their Escape from this mortality, and the Acceptance they are gone, and finally the realisation that Life goes on.
Singer, Anna Leigh Middleton, said of the EP, “These songs mean a lot to me as they were inspired by the passing of my friend. They were then worked into a concept EP with a story running throughout. I feel this EP has a very strong sound with vast interesting soundscapes.”
The band originally formed back in 2012 but it hasn’t been easy as it has taken many years for Denature to find their feet and their unique sound.
“The founding members were myself and guitarist Richard Champney, who started out writing music with guitars and vocals which had a strong country sound. Over the next few years band members came and went and an interest grew in electronic music. This led to working with two different producers on our last two EPs to create a new sound firmly based on traditional songwriting but complemented by electronic sounds,” Anna told me.
Denature now features Anna on vocals, Justin on bass, Richard on guitars and loops and Chris Robertson on guitars. The band combine real instruments – guitars, bass, vocals and the past influences that come with growing up playing live – with electronic synths and beats to create a sound that’s both organic and electronic.
Justin said: “Our sound has definitely been something that’s evolved rather than designed. We went into the studio with little more than rough sketches for our songs written primarily on guitar and bass. The real creative work happened in the studio.
“We’ve tried to create soundscapes and pieces which might be more like soundtracks than canned songs on our latest EP. The four tracks in order tell the story of Loss. There are elements which naturally sound like other styles, for instance some nods to dubstep in latest EP. However, the sum total is something quite unique, we think.”
Denature feel that the fact they are doing something a bit different to the majority of local acts has gone down well with North East audiences, and they hope that people will be impressed with the tracks on their new EP.
Over the next few months the band aim to promote Loss, hone their live sound and start writing again. In the meantime Loss will be available to download from iTunes on February 15 and Denature are performing at the Ubeat Live showcase at Newcastle’s Riverside on February 25.
For more information go to www.facebook.com/Denature-277813619007991/ or search on ‘Denature Music’ on Youtube.