TOUCHSTONE Sign With SPV/Steamhammer; New Album Out Next Week
January 12, 2012, 8 years ago
TOUCHSTONE, the five-piece rock band with prog/rock/alternative influences, have signed an exclusive long term World Wide deal with SPV Records, covering new recordings and three back catalogue recordings.
Their new album, The City Sleeps, is due to be released on January 17th in North America via SPV/Steamhammer.
The release of the new album will be supported with European dates to be announced and a US tour planned for the second half of 2012.
On this new album, the band venture into familiar 'Touchstone Rock' territory with the dynamic, moving epics, 'The City Sleeps', and 'When Shadows Fall'.
'The City Sleeps' is a sequel to the title track of Touchstone's previous album, Wintercoast, and Anna-Marie Wayne, actress and daughter of Jeff Wayne, adds her substantial voice-over talent to the title track.
'When Shadows Fall' is a sequel to the track 'Shadow', from the band's first album, Discordant Dreams, and picks up a few decades later.
There are also some exciting departures for the band venturing into the more melodic rock areas. And then there is the downright crazy in 'Good Boy Psycho', where the mental twists and turns of this psychotic rollercoaster of a track leave you gasping for breath!
All the music is written by Touchstone, with lyrics by Rob Cottingham and Kim Seviour, and the City Sleeps concept and narrative written by Adam Hodgson, who also designed the album artwork.
Kim Seviour - Vocals
Rob Cottingham - Vocals, Keyboards , SFX
Adam Hodgson - Guitars
Paul Moorghen - Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals and Backing Vocals
Henry Rogers - Drums