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Elliot Minor October instores

After an incredible 2008/09 so far, which has included a debut top 10 album, 2 full headline UK and European tours, European dates with Simple Plan, Radio 1 B listed singles, over 125,000 singles sold and a whole run of festivals, ELLIOT MINOR are now set to release their new single ‘Electric High’ on October 5th and second album ‘Solaris’ October 19th. And to celebrate, they will be signing in select HMV stores across the country. Please see below for details.

‘Electric High’ signifies a more mature leap forward in every department for ELLIOT MINOR, from playing to song writing, production and ambition. Along with recent single ‘Solaris’, front man and songwriter Alex Davies started writing the new material as soon as the band came off the road in December last year. The new songs pull from the band’s experiences of making and touring their first album, as songwriter Alex Davies says “I had heard about the pressures of a second album on the songwriter and I can assure you it is true, you have all your life to write your first album and months to write your second. Fortunately I had a load of melodies running around my head and lyric ideas that pulled from the changes in my life over the years that Elliot Minor was formed till now. The majority of the songs are uplifting as I was being positive in a pretty tough year to work through and the others are more personal and intimate.

The new single was recorded during the album sessions starting in April this year at Chapel Studios in Lincoln and at Mavehole Studios in York. Produced once again by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Something Corporate) and mixed by the multi Grammy award winning Tom Lord-Alge (Manic Street Preachers, Taking Back Sunday, Weezer, The Rolling Stones), this second collaboration meant that the band and Jim knew what had worked before but gave them a lot of room to add new creative ideas and to push into bold new territory. Jim Wirt says “Electric High was a natural….everything came together immediately! We ended up using the original scratch vocal, and the original guitars, this is what makes this song stand out, nothing contrived about it.” Live wise, the band have played Oxegen, T in the Park, Leeds and Reading and Download last year. They also played main support to Simple Plan in Europe and

Fall Out Boy in the UK, have been to Japan three times doing their own headline shows, have toured as a headline act through Europe into Paris, Prague, Brussels and Amsterdam on every tour. On top of this, they have also taken the likes of You Me at Six, We are the Ocean, The Higher and Mission District out as support. A huge UK headline tour has now been announced, full list of dates are below.


Monday 19 October, 1.00pm

HMV Glasgow

235 Buchanan Street,

Glasgow, G1 2NG

Monday 19 October, 5.00pm

HMV Edinburgh

129/130 Princes Street,

Edinburgh, EH2 4AH

Tuesday 20 October, 5.00pm

HMV Newcastle

56 Northumberland Street,

Newcastle, NE1 7AE

Wednesday 21 October, 5.00pm

HMV Wrexham

Unit 9-10,

Island Green Shopping Centre,

Island Green Retail Park,

Wrexham, LL13 7LW

Thursday 22 October, 5.00pm

HMV Portsmouth

183/187 Commercial Road,

Portsmouth, PO1 1EA

Friday 23 October, 5.00pm

HMV Reading Oracle -

13 Holy Brook Walk,

The Oracle,

Reading, RG1 2AQ


NOV Wed 4 - Wrexham , Central Station

NOV Thu 5 - Porstmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

NOV Fri 6 - Oxford, O2 Academy 2

NOV Sat 7 - Northampton, Roadmender

NOV Mon 9 - Exeter, Pheonix Arts Centre

NOV Tue 10 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

NOV Thu 12 - Leeds, Cockpit

NOV Fri 13 - Coventry, Kasbah

NOV Sat 14 - Birmingham, 02 Academy 2

NOV Mon 16 - Cambridge, Junction

NOV Tue 1 - Norwich, Waterfront

NOV Wed 18 - Manchester, Academy 2

NOV Thu 19 - Swansea, Sin City

NOV Fri 20 - London, HMV Forum

NOV Sat 21 - Newcastle, O2 Academy

NOV Thr 26 - Aberdeen, HMV Moshulu

NOV Fri 2 - Dundee, Fat Sams

NOV Sat 28 - Edinburgh, HMV Picturehouse

DEC Thr 3 - Belfast, Limelight

DEC Fri 4 - Cork, Cyprus Avenue

DEC Sat 5 - Galway, Roisin Dubh

DEC Sun 6 - Dublin, Academy

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