Reading trio ECHOIC announce the self-release of their second EP SHADOWS OF YOU on 8th September. To mark the occasion, the band unveil their new video for NEXT TO YOU. The track showcases vocalist Connor Turner impressive range, with his croons transitioning from soulful to almost operatic vibrato.
“Next To You is about becoming somewhat obsessed or attached to someone but feeling concerned about their intentions, it’s a fairly relatable scenario. We felt this track was fairly anthemic and catchy, and a great start to show off our new sound”
– Connor Turner, Vocals
Forming in 2013, ECHOIC were faced with the challenge of condensing their broad musical influences into one sound. Merging a rock backbone with soulful pop melodies and electronic scatters may be deemed as unorthodox to some, but ECHOIC make it work.
2014 saw the release of the band’s debut EP Testify, produced by Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, Don Broco, We Are The Ocean), which generated support from Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X and Kerrang! Radio. This triggered a plethora of live opportunities, including a European headline tour and US industry showcase slots.
Forthcoming EP SHADOWS OF YOU is a continuation from Testify, honing in on the concept of truth and how it affects identity. Sonically however, the record showcases a more fresh and modern soundscape, leaning heavier on electronic layers than before whilst retaining ECHOIC’s rock DNA.
3. We Burn Just Like This
4. Next To you
5. Messed Up Smiles (Bonus Track)
Jack Ford – Guitars
Connor Turner – Vocals
8th July – Boondocks Festival
15th July – Jurassic Fields Festival
5th Aug – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, w/ DEAD!
13th Aug – The Tap Social, Oxford
8th Sep – SUB:89, Reading (EP Release Show)
9th Sep – Blue Line Studios, Bournemouth
10th Sep – Suburbia, Southampton
13th Sep – Verve Bar, Leeds
14th Sep – Record Junkee, Sheffield
17th Sep – Think Tank, Newcastle
20th Sep – Nambucca, London
22nd Sep – Pontypridd, South Wales University SU