Originating from South Africa, Tyron Layley (vocals/bass), Ryan Morris (vocals/guitar), Adam Jenkins (drums) created What Now in Ballito, a small coastal town just north of Durban. Soon after forming, What Nowquickly developed a strong set of songs; realising they had crafted a sound that could appeal across the board, it was essential for them to take these songs and play them to the masses. Gig offers began to pour in and after a series of impressive shows, they caught the attention of festival promoters and national radio stations. Profiled festival slots and national radio play followed which increased their fan base overnight. What Now suddenly became one of the hottest bands in SA but naturally felt separated from the rest of the world. They felt drawn to take their band elsewhere to expand the band’s popularity internationally.
What Now relocated to the UK, settled into jobs and took some time out from band duties to become familiar with their new surroundings. In the summer of 2009 the band started to get attention from London industry folk and began to prepare for their debut release in the UK. What Now's ‘Take Control EP is out now and the release was produced entirely by the band themselves then mixed and recorded by vocalist/bassist Tyron Layley.
Check out What Now live at the following dates –
Sat 20 - Hemel Hemsptead Man Down Event
Sun 21 - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms w/ Anberlin
Sat 27 - Aldershot West End Centre w/The Xcerts
Sun 28 - Southampton Joiners w/Allbright
Mon 29 - Guildford Boileroom w/The Xcerts
Tues 30 - Oxford Jericho w/The Xcerts
Wed 1 - Exeter Cavern w/The Xcerts
Thurs 2 - Bath Moles w/The Xcerts
Fri 3 - London Relentless Garage w/ Inme
Sun 5 - Newcastle Academy 2 w/Amy Can Flyy
Mon 6 - Chatham Tap & Tin w/The Xcerts
Tues 7 - Coventry Kasbah w/The Xcerts
Wed 8 - London Barfly w/The Xcerts
Thurs 9 - Sheffield Academy 2 w/ Summerlin
Fri 10 - Birmingham Academy 2 w/Amy Can Flyy)
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