Bringing hard-hitting rock from the heart of Gloucestershire is the wonderful Mirages. They’ve just released a music video for their second single, ‘Exile’, and have big dreams to fulfil.
Since their formation last year, the four-piece have really worked to hone their sound, after starting out as a funk band. Talking of their formation, guitarist Kay Newport said, “we lost a member and carried on as a four-piece. Our sound swiftly turned to grunge but kept the fundamental elements of soul music”.
Over the last year, the band have written and recorded their debut EP which assembles tracks designed to be intricate and catchy, yet enjoyable for audiences with diverse tastes. Alongside Kay Newport, the line-up is completed by drummer Ben Loughlin, bassist Matt Hill, and singer/guitarist Jake Chown, who have all previously spent time playing in bands of differing genres. Their influences include Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, and Arctic Monkeys. Coupling their experience with their vast influences, Mirages create a sound that is eclectic yet perfectly defined.
The catchy riffs and crooning vocals of ‘Exile’ really grab attention, showing Mirages to be a band experienced beyond their years. When asked about this song, Newport answered “I suppose the intent is to show us boys like we haven’t been seen before and to show that the music we’ve been writing has never been better. We want to show the world that the UK can deliver good guitar-based music”.
The video for ‘Exile’ is available to watch on Mirages’ Facebook page, and the song will be available to stream from 4th December. We urge you to check out this fledgling band; they’re more than just “good”.