To Release 2nd Album
on May 5th, 2023
They are an established live act, having played many shows including a headline slot at Winter’s End and a main stage slot at Cambridge Rock Festival. Their much-anticipated second album, Nemesis, is due to be released on 5th May 2023 on the QEDG -affiliated label, Spirit of Unicorn Music whose acts include Yes, Asia, ELP, Focus, Inglorious, Oliver Wakeman and District 97 to name but a few. Their new studio album, recorded with John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios, taps into contemporary global concerns and demonstrates the band’s impressive, genre-defying approach with menacing, angular riffs, pop rock hooks and electronic soundscapes that all beautifully complement powerful and emotive vocals. In this exciting and purposefully eclectic new album, the band venture into familiar ‘CAIRO rocks’ territory with the dynamic, moving epics. There are also some exciting departures for the band venturing into more melodic rock areas.
There is also a short keys-based orchestral instrumental, “Save The Earth,” which doffs a cap to the likes of the sadly, recently departed Vangelis, and acts as a prologue into the title track.
THE NEW ALBUM
C A I R O
Haunting …alluring … angelic …seductive... cinematic … Nemesis has all the elements of a melodic masterpiece!
Singer Sarah Bayley’s voice is enchanting!
...Ray Shasho Music Journalist
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Alive in Holland (2020)
Captain Blue (2013)
Behind the Orchard Tree (2002)
Back Behind the Orchard Tree (2019)
Chasing Cars (2020)
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