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High praise is something TRANSFER has been gathering over the past year. Since first recording and self-releasing Future Selves in the US, the four piece has recently supported The Killers, White Lies, The Kaiser Chiefs and toured the UK with standout festival shows in Hyde Park, Hop Farm and T In The Park. Amidst this, they recorded their UK TV debut for Live From Abbey Road, in the process picking up just about the greatest fan any new band could dream of, when none other than Sir Paul McCartney stopped in to say hello.

TRANSFER take their cues from what they describe as the "The basic food groups" of rock'n'roll: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Stones, drawing further inspiration from the likes of My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire. "We've always loved bands with big dynamics and great songs," says Molarius.

A self-produced album, mixed by the band’s resident studio whizz, Shaun Cornell, Future Selves is both expansive and ambitious: psychedelic riffs burn with a poppy energy on Losing Composure and Like It Used To Be; Brian Wilson-style harmonies arrive swathed in chiming guitars and pianos on Take Your Medicine and the soulful Get Some Rest; the band even experiment with soaring prog rock on Enojado. Future Selves' over-arching mood is of an epic album brimming with festival anthems and hefty rock riffola.

“A San Diego Four-piece with a mighty head of steam building up around them, Transfer have the sound of a band who could blast through into festival-conquering greatness. Without question, ones to watch”

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