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The Cold Start


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The Cold Start have unveiled their second release, Grateful Eyes, a six track indie pop record written, produced and recorded by four Englishmen living in Orlando on October 14th 2013. Grateful Eyes chronicles the bands uprooting from England and journey across Northern America moving home from Los Angeles, California to Orlando, Florida.

Originally from the South of England, Lloyd Williams (Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Nicholas Taylor (Guitar), Daniel Smith (Bass) and Adam Cardy (Drums) wrote and self-recorded Grateful Eyes, and this second release is an up-tempo mix of their trademark indie rock sound layered with influences of 90’s emo and brit pop. The record and particularly front man Williams’ lyrics explores honestly and frankly themes of love, loss (My Dear, Perfect Timing) and their journeys across America/exit from their temporary home of Los Angeles (Love, Hate, Sunset).

“It wasn't just about creating another record. It was thoughtful, passionate and cared for” says Williams. “Nurtured by the band, the songs came together swiftly with provocation, and graceful attentiveness. That pace changed daily and the music was raised by us in a creative environment with complete freedom. That was our prerogative.”

The band’s punk rock roots set them apart from other live bands with an energy that is contagious and shows audiences an earnest excitement and heartfelt, passionate belief in their sound and their message.

With Television placements on the CW Network and Showtime, The Cold Start have already begun showcasing material from Grateful Eyes with live shows in Florida, and are touring Northern America in early 2014.

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