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AT THE BARRIER SINGLE REVIEW ‘A MATTER OF OPINION’

Edenthorn – A Matter Of Opinion: Single Review

We’ve crossed paths with Edenthorn in the past having listened to their second album, Exist, for Powerplay magazine back in 2018. Their brand of melodic/alternative/heavy rock is genuinely refreshing and it’s good to see them ‘back’!They’ve just released a new single in A Matter of Opinion. It’s a song about “sticking your middle finger up at those who try to tear you down,” says singer Kyle Tague. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how good you are within your field, someone is always going to have an opinion. But that’s all it is… an opinion.”

We’re promised it’s the first of many new releases in the coming months. 2020 seems to have been reasonably productive, securing slots at various Festivals and using lockdown time to create some new music. A new album is due in 2021, but for now, the ball has begun to roll with A Matter Of Opinion.

If I’m not mistaken, there’s a real swagger about this one. If we’re allowed to say it without offending anyone, it has a real cock-rocking stance about it. The feet are definitley more than shoulder width apart.

Amongst the hefty riffing there’s a new wave/punky energy – I get a bit of Billy Duffy and the Cult with some of those razor-sharp riffs and there’s a forthright and badass attitude that comes across in the lyric. A blunt message to all misguided and self-centered souls.

Well, well, well…here’s another know-it-all
You might as well talk to the wall
Say what you say
I’m not listening anyway
It’s just a matter of opinion, baby
And I no longer care…

Watch the brand new video for A Matter Of Opinion here: 

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‘A MATTER OF OPINION’ IS CLASSIC ROCKS ‘TRACK OF THE WEEK’

Congratulations to Newcastle Upon Tyne’s very own Edenthorn, who slayed all opposition in taking last week’s honours.

Four-piece Edenthorn (two brothers plus a brother and sister) are the brains and brawn behind this taut slice of chest-swelling hard rock – all tight, chugging guitars and gnarly introversion that grows into a big, hooky chorus. If names like Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Audioslave make you feel good inside, you might just want to give these guys a shot. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
READ THE WINNING ARTICLE HERE 

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PLANET ROCK PREMIERE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘A MATTER OF OPINION’

Edenthorn premiere ‘A Matter of Opinion’ lyric video on Planet Rock

Author: Scott Colothan

Published 28th Oct 2020
Last updated 28th Oct 2020

North East rock quartet Edenthorn have premiered the lyric video for their new single ‘A Matter of Opinion’ exclusively on Planet Rock.

Recorded this year during lockdown and aired during Wyatt’s New Rock Show on Monday (26th October), ‘A Matter of Opinion’ is an instantly infectious, melodic rock gem that comes complete with a pertinent message about standing your ground in the face of detractors.

Singer Kyle Tague explains: “A Matter of Opinion is a song about sticking your middle finger up at those who try to tear you down. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how good you are within your field, someone is always going to have an opinion. But that’s all it is… an opinion.”

Consisting of two sets of siblings – brother and sister Dylan Gardner (guitar) and Faiba Gabrielle (bass/vocals), and brothers Kyle (vocals) and Mark Tague (drums) – Edenthorn are no stranger to Planet Rock events having previously played Winter’s End in February 2020 and Planet Rockstock in 2019.

They’re also confirmed to play the Main Stage at Planet Rockstock in December 2021 alongside the likes of Vandenberg, Monster Truck, Massive Wagons, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Those Damn Crows, H.E.A.T., Buck & Evans, Diamond Head, Danny Bryant, Collateral, Myke Gray, and Departed.

Edenthorn have also vowed that ‘A Matter of Opinion’ is the ‘first of many new releases in the coming months.’

Watch Edenthorn’s ‘A Matter of Opinion’ lyric video:

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EDENTHORN TO OPEN UP THE MAIN STAGE AT PLANET ROCKSTOCK 2021

Planet Rockstock 2021

It returns from 3rd to 5th December 2021

Planet Rockstock 2021
Planet Rockstock 2021
Author: Scott Colothan

Planet Rock’s annual rock extravaganza Planet Rockstock has been moved back a year because of the ongoing situation with the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will now take place on the hallowed tarmac of Trecco Bay from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021 and all original tickets remain valid.

 

We’re pleased to confirm that the line-up for 2021 remains the same with Vandenberg and Monster Truck headlining and artists including Massive Wagons, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Those Damn Crows, H.E.A.T., Buck & Evans, Diamond Head, Danny Bryant, Collateral, Myke Gray, Departed, Edenthorn, Empyre and many, many more on the bill.

There are still some names to be announced including the third and final headliner. The Planet Rockstock 2021 line-up poster looks like this:

Planet Rockstock 2021
Planet Rockstock 2021

You can read our full statement below, including further details on tickets, right here:

“Planet Rock’s annual event, Planet Rockstock which is held in Trecco Bay has been moved to 2021 due to the current situation of Covid 19.

“We had hoped that we would be able to go ahead with this year’s sell out event when it was first announced back in April, however it is not possible. With the health and safety of all involved of paramount importance, from the audience, bands, crew, staff and the legal restrictions on capacity, it is not possible for us to put on the event safely and to a level which would be expected by all.

“The new dates for Rockstock 2021 are the 3 – 5th Dec 2021. With tours and schedules working a long way in advance, we are pleased to announce that most of the line-up has remained unchanged.

“Your current booking will still be valid for next year at the same level (i.e. Gold, Silver & Bronze) and for the same number of people. If you require a refund, then please do so by the 9th November 2020 to make your claim.

“To get a face value refund, please email customerservices@gigantic.com and quote the order reference number. If you have any other questions, please email rockstock@planetrock.com

“We have a few more bands to be announced, which we will do over the coming months.

“We hope you all keep well and safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.

“Planet Rock”

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NEW SINGLE ‘A MATTER OF OPINION’ ANNOUNCED

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Geordie Rockers Edenthorn Return With Brand New Single “A Matter Of Opinion”

Release Date: 16th October 2020

New Album Coming In 2021

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So far in 2020, Edenthorn came second as Best New Band at the Planet Rock awards, they secured a slot at the Winters End Festival as well as confirming SOS Festival (rescheduled July 2nd 2021), The Rock and Blues Custom Show, Wildfire Festival and Planet Rockstock; where they will open up on the main stage playing alongside Monster Truck, Diamond Head and Vanderburg. Most recently, the band confirmed the main support slot for Those Damn Crows at Nightrain, Bradford (rescheduled 16th March 2021).

 
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Press:-

”If this is the standard that Edenthorn have set themselves for the rest of their new material then I expect it to be received very well by their existing and no doubt new fans” – Rockfiend Publications

“A flawless example of fine UK talent showcasing the top-flight bands within the local industry right now.” – Rock N Load Magazine

“Edenthorn are destined for much bigger things – watch this space!” – Fireworks Magazine

“Edenthorn pull no punches with this riff-charged rock anthem.” – Narc Magazine

Follow Edenthorn:-

Website: http://edenthorn.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edenthornband

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/edenthornband

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edenthornband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/edenthornband

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3bwzznNfiTNXFcGRlvwuJH?si=i2l-dRiER3SAoKgm_CvvvA

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ROCK REGENERATION LIVE REVIEW FROM WINTERS END

 

Sandford Holiday Park, Poole, Dorset

Winter's End 2020

Planet Rock’s Winter’s End Festival for the past three years has been the place to see the cream of upcoming and classic Rock bands. The event is put together by Planet Rock’s Jon Norman; who with his team lovingly create the three-day event, which is fast becoming the place to be for the first festival of the season. It’s held at Sandford Holiday Park just outside Poole in Dorset, people can opt to stay in luxurious park homes on-site or if you are like me and live just 10 minutes down the road you can pop home. It’s hard not to be fascinated by the line-up as there are a few names that all will recognize and many you won’t. For the past few years it has been fantastic making new discoveries and one of them is this year’s Friday headliner Those Damn Crows, who played here in 2018 and have gone on to catapult themselves fully into the limelight.

The third act tonight is Edenthorn, a band I have never heard of before let alone seen live. They are a four-piece from the North East of England featuring Dylan Gardner (Guitar), Faiba Gardner (Bass) along with Kyle Tague (Lead Vocals) and stand-in drummer Kyle Hughes. They deliver some most impressive, no-nonsense classic rock that features tunes from the latest album “Exist”. These include “Mine like a Minefield” and “Power” which has a totally infectious riff and a lovely atmospheric sound coming from the guitar. A cheeky reworked cover of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in The Wall” gets the audience’s approval.

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‘BEST NEW BAND’ PLANET ROCK AWARDS

The Rocks 2020 winners revealed

Def Leppard, Foo Fighters, The Who and Slash are among the big winners at The Rocks 2020!

The brainchild of Wyatt, The Rocks – Planet Rock’s seventh annual celebration of the greatest British and international rock music – is a direct response to the pop-obsessed award ceremonies that often ignore rock and metal music. 

Instead of being decided by anonymous music industry figures, every single category at The Rocks is voted entirely by YOU, the fans! 

Since Wyatt first revealed the shortlist on air earlier this month, once again tens of thousands of rock music fans from every corner of the planet have cast their votes. 

Def Leppard 2018
Double winners Def Leppard

Thanks to the emphatic success of their Hysteria Tour and their triumphant headline slot at Download Festival 2019Def Leppard are the biggest winners at The Rocks 2020, scooping two prestigious gongs – Best British Band and Best Live Band. Incredibly, 2020 is the first time Def Leppard have triumphed at The Rocks. 

Def Leppard frontman and Planet Rock DJ extraordinaire Joe Elliott is in fact a triple Rocks winner after his side-project Down ‘n’ Outz fought off stiff competition to take the Best British Album title with their first record of original material, ‘This Is How We Roll’. 


Best International Band – Foo Fighters

Elsewhere at The Rocks 2020, The Who have won Best British Single for ‘Ball and Chain’, Foo Fighters are crowned Best International Band, Bruce Springsteen has claimed Best International Album for ‘Western Stars’, and Guns N’ Roses legend Slash is named Best Worldwide Solo Artist.  

Always one of the hardest fought categories, Liverpool rockers Attic Theory have won the Best New Band title. 


Best International Album winner Bruce Springsteen 

Check out the full winners list for The Rocks 2020 below. 

Speaking to Wyatt about Def Leppard’s Best Live Band triumph, our very own Joe Elliott says: “I’m absolutely gobsmacked as they say. It’s very humbling and so exciting. I’ve been doing this for 42 years and you still get a buzz and the hairs on your arms stick up when you get a result like that, it’s incredible. 

“For (Def) Leppard to win Best Live Band… we had an amazing audience when we did the Hysteria Tour at the end of 2018 and to come back and do Donington last summer (Download Festival) was obviously the icing on the cake I suppose, so it’s fantastic to get this vote it really is!” 

Reflecting upon winning two awards, Joe continued: “The popularity of Def Leppard does ride waves depending on how often we rear our head, but it is a fantastic achievement after all this time. If somebody said when we got together in 1978 that you’re going to be winning these awards in 2020 you’d have laughed them off the planet. It’s such a testimony to our fans; the hard that we put in to maintain a relationship with our fans. We’re just so grateful that these things come along and we can enjoy them.” 

Commenting on Down ‘n’ Outz winning Best Album ahead of the likes of The Who and The Darkness, Joe added: “Again, it’s kinda scary considering that this is a band that we put together 10 years ago for a one-off 45-minute performance opening for Mott The Hoople, which went down so well we were kind of pressganged into making that first album, which led us to making the second, which led us to making the third but going ‘you know what, let’s push the boundaries here and write this one’. I guess the songs just resonated with people.

“We’re all in agreement here that Down ‘n’ Outz is a side project, but we do take it seriously enough that we want to do it well. I do believe it’s a great record. Did I think it stood a chance of winning? Absolutely not. Not when you’re up against the likes of… the Wayward Sons album is a wonderful record, The Darkness album, same thing. I’m absolutely beyond belief that we’ve come above The Who and Jeff Lynne’s ELO. It’s fantastic and you just can’t thank the fans enough for it.” 

The Rocks 2020 winners list: 

Best British Band 
1. Def Leppard – WINNER! 
2. The Darkness 
3. Those Damn Crows 

Best British Single     
1. The Who – ‘Ball and Chain’ – WINNER! 
2. Planet Rock All Stars – ‘You’re The Voice’ 
3. The Darkness – ‘Rock and Roll Deserves To Die’

Best British Album 
1. Down ‘n’ Outz – ‘This Is How We Roll’ – WINNER! 
2. The Darkness – ‘Easter Is Cancelled’ 
3. The Who – ‘Who’ 

Best International Band 
1. Foo Fighters – WINNER!
2. Shinedown
3. Black Stone Cherry 

Best International Album 
1. Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ – WINNER!
2. Alter Bridge – ‘Walk The Sky’ 
3. Black Star Riders – ‘Another State of Grace’ 

Best Worldwide Solo Artist 
1. Slash – WINNER!
2. Bruce Springsteen 
3. Joe Bonamassa

Best Live Band 
1. Def Leppard – WINNER! 
2. Foo Fighters 
3. Rammstein

Best New Band 
1. Attic Theory – WINNER! 
2. Edenthorn 
3. Hollowstar 

 

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EDENTHORN JOIN SOLD OUT WINTERS END FESTIVAL

Edenthorn join Winter’s End 2020 line-up

Friday, January 17th, 2020 9:59am

By Scott Colothan  @scottcolothan

North East rockers Edenthorn have been added to the Planet Rock presents Winter’s End 2020 line-up.

Edenthorn will play our fourth Winter’s End weekender at Sandford Holiday Park in Poole, Dorset on Friday 28th February and appear on a day bill that features Revival Black, Mason Hill, Trucker Diablo and headliners Those Damn Crows. 

They replace Tequila Mockingbyrd on the Winter’s End line-up, who have unfortunately had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Hailing from Durham, Edenthorn consist of two sets of siblings – brother and sister Dylan (guitar) and Faiba (bass), and brothers Kyle (vocals) and Mark (drums) – and their 2018 singles ‘The Unknown’ and ‘Power’ were both played on on Wyatt’s New Rock Show


The two singles are lifted from Edenthorn’s second album ‘Exist’, and last year they unveiled a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall Part 2’. Edenthorn also played Planet Rockstock last month on the New Band Stage.  

Winter’s End 2020 also boasts performances from Terrorvision (Saturday headliners), Sweet (Sunday headliners), Piston, Gorilla Riot, Cormac Neeson, Diamond Head, Danny Bryant, The Treatment, Matt Pearce & The Mutiny and many more. 

Tickets to Planet Rock present’s Winter’s End are flying fast and just 10 units remain, plus a handful of day and non-accommodation tickets. 

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The Winter’s End 2020 line-up looks like this: 

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EDENTHORN ADDED TO PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL W/SKID ROW + MORE

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Planet Rockstock returns to Trecco Bay, South Wales from December 6th – 8th 2019!

Our seventh annual rock ‘n’ roll weekender is once again bringing Planet Rock, live music and the Planet Rock family together for one hell of a good time!

We’ve announced a cornucopia of acts, with including Saturday headliners The Temperance Movement! Also joining them are Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown!

On Friday night, multi-platinum selling New Jersey rockers Skid Row headline the main stage.
Sunday night is headlined by none other than the legendary Uriah Heep!
Joining them across the weekend are: Last In LineThe QuireboysDan Reed NetworkKris Barras Band, Edenthorn, The Virginmarys, and many more!

PLANET ROCKSTOCK IS NOW SOLD OUT 

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LIVE REVIEW 2019 – SUPPORTING ELECTRIC BOYS

Electric Boys @ Newcastle Think Tank?, March 19 2019

Had Lenny Kravitz not sold his soul for commercial gain he might just have been a match for the imperious Conny Bloom. Then again, had the charismatic leader of the Electric Boys enjoyed sustained chart success, rather than critical acclaim and cult status, he could be lounging on a beach in the Bahamas or managing an organic farm in Brazil (Lenny, it seems, does both).

But who is the happier?

Watching the colourful Bloom lead a small but perfectly formed crowd through a career-spanning set, it was impossible to believe that the Swedish frontman would rather be anywhere else than trawling the clubs of Britain in support of his band’s latest crowd-funded album.

And so to local heroes Edenthorn and an early shift inside the Tank. Frontman Kyle Michael Tague captured the imagination from the get-go and the band’s on-trend fusion of 90s alt rock and modern metal continues to evolve. A permanent fixture on the North East scene, discovering a wider audience is the biggest challenge facing the hugely talented homegrown heroes.

 

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EDENTHORN LIVE REVIEW MARCH 2019

ELECTRIC BOYS (Live)
AT THE THINK TANK, NEWCASTLE (UK) 19TH MARCH 2019
 

Opening for Sweden`s Funk Rockers the Electric Boys, shows just how far Durham`s very own Edenthorn have come in the last year or so. That their star is very much in the ascendance is down to their ability to craft some seriously classy songs and perform them in such an impressive way.  Power and especially Hearts Still Beating from their latest release, Exist, show a genuine grasp of melody and melodrama delivered by the rich tones of Kyle Tague that mark Edenthorn down as ones to watch.

Their last show in Newcastle saw the Electric Boys looking back, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their second album, the wonderfully and very aptly titled Groovus Maximus but this year they had their sights set firmly on the future.

With a decent chunk of the set taken up with songs from their latest album, The Ghost Ward Diaries, it`s clear that the Electric Boys are on something of a creative roll.  Hangover in Hannover is the perfect opener, big, bold and brassy whereas the more reflective Gone, Gone, Gone, a song to a lost friend, shows there`s more to them than Funky swagger.

Of course, the Funk element drills deep into their soul and Groovus Maximus, Electrified, Knee Deep In You and Rags To Riches Rocked hard and grooved deep. Angel In An Armoured Suit featured a glorious, sleazy Aerosmith-esq riff while Mary In The Mystery World brought a cool shot of Psychedelia to the show perfectly matching singer, Conny Bloom`s, flamboyant image.

You Spark My Heart`s soaring chorus was as uplifting as its name suggests but it was left to Rock club floor filler All Lips `n` Hips to seal another sizzling, high voltage night.

Review and Photos By Mick Burgess

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PLANET ROCK AWARDS: BEST NEW BAND

EDENTHORN TAKE THIRD PLACE AT THIS YEARS 'THE ROCKS' AWARDS CEREMONY

The Best New Band category was an open vote with more than 100 acts vying for the prestigious honour. Fast ascending blues rockers Kris Barras Band, fronted by the titular Kris Barras, came out on top ahead of Those Damn Crows and Edenthorn in second and third spot respectively. 

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PLANET ROCK PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO “POWER”

Edenthorn premiere ‘Power’ video

Friday, October 26th, 2018 12:00pm

By Scott Colothan  @scottcolothan

Edenthorn have premiered their ‘Power’ music video exclusively on Planet Rock.

As you may have heard on Wyatt’s New Rock Show on Monday night, ‘Power’ is a slick and instantly infectious anthem from the Durham based quartet that comes complete with life-affirming lyrics.

The accompanying Aytball Film directed video sees Kyle Tague, Dylan Gardner, Faiba Gabrielle and Mark Tague belt out ‘Power’ in an atmospherically lit gig venue before it builds to an explosive, highly-charged finale.

Feast your eyes on it here:

‘Power’ is lifted from Edenthorn’s second studio album ‘Exist’, which is available to buy right now.

The 11-track record also boasts the Kerrang! Radio premiered track ‘Mind Like A Minefield’ and the groove-driven single ‘The Unknown’, which Wyatt also played over the summer.

Commenting on ‘Exist’, bassist Faiba says: “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored. There is nothing worse than listening to an album where every single song sounds like the song before.

“We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart. We strive to keep the listener entertained, and to take them on a journey with us through our music.”

The ‘Power’ lyrics are as follows:

As I feel I’m getting older
I fear my life is ticking over
Try to hold on to the golden memories 
I sit and wonder where the time went
All the months and years that I’ve spent
But I’m better than I’ve ever been…
…nothin’ phases me…

This is…this is my…

…light in the dark
Oh, making me a little brighter, every day
And right from the start
Oh, every minute, every hour…
It gives me power

When I’m staring out the window
I think of everything that I’ve known
And I wonder what the world is coming to
Take a look at where I am now
Kinda’ funny how it works out
Got a gift I never wanna lose… 
…it will get me through…

This is…this is my…

…light in the dark
Oh, making me a little brighter, every day
And right from the start
Oh, every minute, every hour…
It gives me power

Bridge

Nothing phases me
I’m where I wanna be
Nothing phases me
I’m where I wanna be
Nothing phases me
I’m where I wanna be
Nothing phases me
I’m where I wanna be

This is my…

…light in the dark
Oh, making me a little brighter, every day
And right from the start
Oh, every minute, every hour…
It gives me power

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EDENTHORN ARE INVITED TO FUBAR RADIO IN LONDON TO PREMIERE NEW SINGLE ‘POWER’

EDENTHORN ARE INVITED TO FUBAR RADIO IN LONDON TO PREMIERE NEW SINGLE ‘POWER.’ 
Mick Burgess, Northern Echo (23rd Aug 2018)
North East based Hard Rockers Edenthorn head down to FUBAR Radio in London this week to launch their new single, Power, from their highly acclaimed album ‘EXIST’ released earlier this year.

Formed by siblings Dylan and Faiba Gardner and Kyle and Mark Tague, Edenthorn have been creating a stir in the North with their intriguing take on melodic modern Hard Rock which blends the Foo Fighters with U2 which has lead to national exposure on Kerrang radio and in the Rock press. The big time is round the corner.

Click the link → https://twitter.com/FubarRadio/status/1032651224640876546

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EDENTHORN ARE PLANET ROCKS ‘ONES TO WATCH’

Planet Rock’s ‘Ones To Watch’: Edenthorn

This week we’re shining the Ones To Watch spotlight on Durham based rock and rollers Edenthorn.

Edenthorn are Kyle Tague (lead vocals), Dylan Gardner (guitar), Faiba Gabrielle (bass/vocals) and Mark Tague (drums).

There are close-knit bands and then there’s Edenthorn. As well as consisting of two sets of siblings (brother and sister Dylan and Faiba, and brothers Kyle and Mark), Kyle and Faiba are also partners. Bolstered by these strong connections, the Durham quartet a highly-polished musical outfit as typified by excellent current groove-driven single ‘The Unknown’, which was played on Wyatt’s New Rock Show this week. Embracing the quiet/loud dynamic, Kyle’s Weiland-esque drawl is complemented perfectly by harmonious backing vocals from Faiba as they deliver a song packed with infectious riffs and imbued with an overtly positive message.

“The song is basically a realisation that through all the good and bad that has happened in our lives, we’re grateful we still have one,” explains Kyle. “We still have a heart beating in our bodies, we still get to live and breathe and we still exist in this world. It’s about the attitude that, no matter what happens, nothing is more important than that fact, that we’re still alive and still have a lot to live for.”

Just like its Kerrang! Radio premiered predecessor ‘Mind Like A Minefield’, ‘The Unknown’ is a perfect introduction to Edenthorn’s second studio album ‘Exist’, which was unleashed to the world in April. Throughout its 11 tracks, the eclectic album is a beguiling listen and showcases every side of Edenthorn’s art.

Faiba explains that it’s very much in keeping with the band’s ethos: “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored. There is nothing worse than listening to an album where every single song sounds like the song before. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart. We strive to keep the listener entertained, and to take them on a journey with us through our music.”

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EDENTHORN RETURN WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM, ‘EXIST’

EDENTHORN RETURN WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM, ‘EXIST’

Edenthorn

Some people have claimed that rock is dead. Then bands like Edenthorn come along and prove that this is not the case.

This four-piece showed the world what they were all about with their EP Whats On Your Mind? They did not make their fans wait long for new music, as they released their debut album the following year. The Mazeshows how much they had grown over the year with their strongest collection of songs. This included the stunning charity single “After The Storm,” which was used to help raise mental health and suicide awareness.

2018 sees the band return with their new album Exist. Kyle Tague, Dylan Gardner, Faiba Gardner, and Mark Tague wanted to create something that symbolises Edenthorn. They have said that, “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart.”

Exist is a no-nonsense album that rocks. It an era when most bands of this genre tend to infuse electronic or bluesy elements, it is great to hear this back to basics sound. They had their goal when creating this release and they have executed this plan perfectly. This intent is clear with the opening track “Out of the Dark” that brings killer riffs and thunderous beats to grab your attention.

With influences that include Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, and Stone Temple Pilots, you can understand why they love rocking out. Another example of this is “Heart’s Still Beating,” which is one of the highlights from the album. This has been getting a lot of attention because of its huge anthemic sound and epic hooks.

Rock is Dead? Edenthorn show that it is alive and kicking

As well as their big sound, this is a band that also has a reputation for their infectious choruses. After a few listens you find yourself singing along. This is also a credit to how Kyle Tague uses his voice for maximum effect. He is a front man who knows how important it is to get the listeners and crowds engaged. As much as he knows how to rock out, his best performance is during the track “Garden of Heaven.” A slightly softer tone that is filled with emotion that packs a punch at times. The backing vocals from Gardner also help to make this song something special.

Exist is full of outstanding songs with some that can become overshadowed by the likes of “Mind like a Minefield.” This shows Edenthorn at full throttle and it is relentless from start to finish. All the boxes you want a rock track to tick are filled with this one. A personal highlight, “Speak to Me” shows off a different side to the band and one that should be explored more in the future. It gives the opportunity for these musicians to spread their wings with something that is mostly instrumental, except for some minimal use of vocals from Kyle Tague and Gardner. A flawless moment that proves less can give you more.

Exist shows that Edenthorn are going from strength to strength. They are a name that will be mentioned a lot more after this release and deservingly so. If you love rock, then you NEED this album.

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ROCK ‘N’ LOAD MAGAZINE GIVE 10/10 FOR ‘EXIST’

EDENTHORN – ‘EXIST’ – ALBUM REVIEW 10
EDENTHORN – ‘EXIST’ – ALBUM REVIEW 10
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EDENTHORN – ‘EXIST’ – ALBUM REVIEW 10
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10 OVERALL SCORE

North East four-piece Edenthorn drop their sophomore LP Exist April 20th and it is well worth waiting for. A gargantuan LP of musical quality, it is a flawless example of fine UK talent showcasing the top-flight bands within the local industry right now. The vocal talents of front man Kyle Michael Tague are showcased beautifully against the backdrop of sublime song writing. Each track just gets stronger and stronger as the LP ebbs and flows across eleven cracking songs.

Reminiscent of the likes of huge American bands like Daughtry or local lads like Mallory Knox and beyond, the quality is there in abundance for all to see and there is no doubt Exist will propel this quartet to new heights.

Exist is self released April 20th.

Track listing:

1) Out of the Dark
2) Heart’s Still Beating
3) Power
4) Mind like a Minefield
5) Live In the Now
6) The Noise In My Head
7) The Unknown
8) Black Cloud
9) Where Did You Go?
10) Garden of Heaven
11) Speak to Me

Edenthorn are:

Kyle Tague – Vocals
Dylan Gardner – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Faiba Gardner – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mark Tague – Drums

 

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SOUND OF PEN GIVE ‘EXIST’ 8.4/10

EDENTHORN: EXIST
8.4 Overall Score
LYRICS 8
VOCALS 8
MUSICIANSHIP 9
EMOTION 9
CONSISTENCY 8

Edenthorn, Exist
Self-release

Why aren’t more people listening to Edenthorn? That was my first reaction when I started listening to the Durham outfit’s new album, Exist. I couldn’t comprehend why more people weren’t listening to this amazing band, this incredible band. So I’m here to get the word out, because if ever there was a reason to listen to this alt-rock quartet, it’s their new album…

It opens with Out Of The Dark, a song that’s easy to connect to, with its smooth vocals from lead singer Kyle Tague and Dylan Gardner’s invigorating guitars in support. It’s catchy, and bodes well for the rest of this record.

Hearts Still Beating and Power are more dramatic, and clean-cut, getting to the core of what Edenthorn are about. Mind like a Minefield and Live in the Now have more of a punk tone, and carry the characteristics of true bangers: they’re heavy, toe-tapping and quick. It’s not just the music that’s weighty either; it’s the emotion too. But whilst the tone at times may be tender and thoughtful, the music remains gripping and invincible.

Where Did You Go is a lighter and more hopeful tune, and Speak To Me is brings the record to a smooth and calm conclusion. If you haven’t listened to Edenthorn yet, then there’s something missing from your playlists.

Exist is out Friday 20th April.

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EXIST ALBUM REVIEW: NARC MAGAZINE

Self-Release

Released: 20.04.18

EXIST is the dazzling second album from Edenthorn, a young Durham band unashamed to rock; an album that blasts out of the box with a big riffing opener Out Of The Dark. Soaraway melodic choruses and epic guitar lines feature throughout, and recent single Heart’s Still Beating reaches for the stars and rocks riotously. Power is well named, but even on this energy-enriched track the four-piece know how to wind down the gears and be more reflective before putting the pedal to the metal.

There is plenty of breadth and room for variety without sacrificing the unity of the album. Prepare for a storming, stomping big finish with Speak To Me, a slow burner which sparks into a firestorm. No apologies. No compromise.

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EDENTHORN PLAY SOLD OUT HOMETOWN SHOW

EDENTHORN (Live) At The Cluny 2, Newcastle (UK) 24th March 2018

There`s always something of a buzz around an album launch party.  Whether it`s the sense of excitement that this album could be “the one” or just that feeling of relief that all of the hard work in creating the music is finally over and now people can get to hear the finished product.  Certainly, the Cluny was fizzing with anticipation before Durham based Edenthorn unveiled their second album to a collective family, friends and fans.

With their new record, Exist, out in a couple of weeks, lucky fans at the show could get their hands on the album early and those who did would certainly not have been disappointed.

2015`s debut The Maze showed a lot of promise with the likes of Hideout and Cortisol showing a real maturity in the song writing department but over the ensuing three years the band have taking huge strides forward and developed into a band where everything is clicking into place at exactly the right moment.

Out Of The Dark, the Foo Fighters tinged Mind Like A Minefield and The Noise In My Head certainly packed a punch but where Edenthorn really scored was on the huge hooks and towering melodies on the likes of Power where vocalist Kyle Tague`s warm but imposing voice soared to the stars.

In Hearts Still Beating, Edenthorn have a bona fide classic in their hands of Stadium Rock proportions with Dylan Gardner`s chiming guitar and Tague`s impressive vocals combining to create something truly special.  One listen to its delirious chorus is all it will take to have you hooked in an instant.

Of course, the covers thrown in at the end including Nirvana`s Smells Like Teen Spirit and Pink Floyd`s Another Brick In The Wall were a bit of fun, but they were actually delivered in convincing style and the crowd clearly loved it.

The show was not about covers though, it was all about Edenthorn and Exist, their new album and an hour and a half later there was no doubting that Edenthorn may well be putting Durham onto the musical map and this may turn out to be the “I was there” moment for those in the crowd.

Review and Photos By Mick Burgess

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EDENTHORN REVEAL NEW MUSIC VIDEO

Durham rock quartet EDENTHORN reveal new music video and announce live dates

“This is very good, reminds me a little bit of Biffy Clyro, it’s got some Queens of the Stone Age guitars going on as well, have a listen.” – Johnny Doom, Kerrang Radio

Durham alt-rock quartet EDENTHORN reveal the brand new video for single release ‘Mind Like A Minefield’, taken from their forthcoming album release ‘Exist’. The album is released on the 20th April 2018 and the new single premiered on Johnny Doom’s Kerrang Radio show earlier this month.

Yesterday the video premiered with New Noise Magazine and can now be seen here below..

“‘Mind Like A Minefield’ is influenced by the experiences that we’ve all had with anxiety and panic attacks, and generally stressing out and overthinking things. The idea of battling with yourself and your mind, a war within yourself and your mind. The positive message in the track is ‘I will defeat it, I can beat it and in the end I will win the war within.” states the band when talking about the new single release.

The band will be touring the country in 2018 and below are the live dates confirmed so far, with more to be announced:

March
24th – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
April
24th – Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent
27th – Woolpack Live, Doncaster
May
10th – Grand Central, Manchester
June
23rd – Northumberland Live, Blyth
July
14th – The Old Salutation, Nottingham
August
18th – Sanctuary, Burnley
September
14th – The Garage (G2), Glasgow
15th – Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate
16th – Black Mass, Wakefield
October 

18th – The Waterloo, Blackpool
November
22nd – Trillians, Newcastle
December
16th – The Penny Gill, Spennymoor

‘Exist’ is self-released on the 20th April 2018.

EDENTHORN are
Kyle Tague – Vocals
Dylan Gardner – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Faiba Gardner – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mark Tague – Drums

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NEW NOISE MAGAZINE PREMIERE SECOND SINGLE

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Edenthorn’s music video for their song “Mind Like A Minefield” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Exist, which is scheduled to be self-released on April 20, 2018. You can pre-order the album here.

About the band:

For fans of Thirty Seconds To Mars and Foo Fighters, Edenthorn’s debut offering is jam packed full of massive riffs, catchy choruses and melodic vocals to singalong too. The band have already made Kerrang Radio’s Johnny Doom a fan, who recently aired the bands new single release Mind Like A Minefield and previous single “Hearts Still Beating”, taken from the forthcoming album. The single has also been championed by BBC Introducing Teesand North Eastand Primordial Radio, as well as an army of regional radio support.

Exist displays the bands ability to write and produce incredible music with a solid rhythm and tight harmonies. “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored.” States Edenthorn bassist and backing vocalist Faiba Gardner. “There is nothing worse than listening to an album where every single song sounds like the song before. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart. We strive to keep the listener entertained, and to take them on a journey with us through our music.”

Hoping to daze their listeners with this new album, it came naturally to the quartet from Durham to write the way they did. It is apparent that they have eclectic tastes in music and have wrote top-notch songs that have various different structures, tempos and emotions and for such a young band this is sure to catch the attention of many.

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EDENTHORN ANNOUNCE ALBUM DETAILS

Introducing North East rock quartet EDENTHORN who will self-release their second album ‘Exist’ on the 20th April 2018. For fans of Thirty Seconds To Mars and Foo Fighters, EDENTHORN’S second album is offering is jam packed full of massive riffs, catchy choruses and melodic vocals to sing-along to. The band have already made Kerrang Radio’s Johnny Doom a fan, who recently aired the bands first single release, taken from the forthcoming album, ‘Heart’s Still Beating’. The single has also been championed by BBC Introducing Tees and North East and Primordial Radio, as well as an army of regional radio support.

Check out the video for the single here below..

‘Exist’ displays the bands ability to write and produce incredible music with a solid rhythm section and tight harmonies. “Our main aim is to make sure that our listeners never get bored.” States EDENTHORN bassist and backing vocalist Faiba Gardner. “There is nothing worse than listening to an album where every single song sounds like the song before. We don’t like to stick to musical trends, we just like to write good honest music from the heart. We strive to keep the listener entertained, and to take them on a journey with us through our music.”

Hoping to daze their listeners with ‘EXIST’, it came naturally to the quartet from Durham to write the way they did. It is apparent that they have eclectic tastes in music and have written top-notch songs that have various different structures, tempos and emotions and for such a young band this is sure to catch the attention of many.

‘Exist’ track listing:

1) Out of the Dark
2) Heart’s Still Beating
3) Power
4) Mind Like A Minefield
5) Live In the Now
6) The Noise In My Head
7) The Unknown
8) Black Cloud
9) Where Did You Go?
10) Garden of Heaven
11) Speak to Me

‘Exist’is self-released on the 20th April 2018.

EDENTHORN are
Kyle Tague – Vocals
Dylan Gardner – Guitars and Backing Vocals
Faiba Gardner – Bass and Backing Vocals
Mark Tague – Drums

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EDENTHORN RELEASE BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS SINGLE

Edenthorn - Hearts Still Beating

EDENTHORN RELEASE BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS SINGLE

North East based Rock quartet, EDENTHORN, release a new single and video – ‘Heart’s Still Beating’ – on Friday 15th December 2017.

The single is the first song to be taken from their forthcoming album, slated for release early April 2018. 

Singer, Kyle Tague, said, ” ”It is roughly 2 years since we released ‘The Maze’ album so it’s really exciting to have a full new album in the bag and this new single to release just before Christmas. We’re hoping it sets things up nicely for us going into 2018, kick-starting this new album run. I’d say it’s one of the more ‘uplifting’ sounding songs on this new record and we felt it was a good combination of the softer and the more heavy, darker side of Edenthorn both lyrically and musically and so seemed like the ideal track to pick for lead single.


Mixed, Mastered & Produced by: Dylan Gardner
Cover Art and Video by: Ross Hannon – Aytball Film.

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EDENTHORN TEAM UP WITH CHARITIES FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS

EDENTHORN - AFTER THE STORM

EDENTHORN TEAM UP WITH CHARITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY!

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North East based, hard rock quartet, EDENTHORN, release a new single and lyric video – After The Storm – on Friday 8th September 2017 in time for World Suicide Prevention Day – Sun 10th September.

The single is a remix of the original track taken from their debut album ‘The Maze‘, and will be available via all major music download and streaming services.

After The Storm was written following the suicide of the cousin of the two brothers in the band, singer Kyle Tague (vocals) and Mark Tague (drums). Edenthorn have now decided to release the song as a single to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues. 

Singer, Kyle Tague, said, “Family means a lot to us and we were all affected by Christian’s suicide. We have been toying with the idea of releasing ‘After the Storm’ as a charity single for a while, but never had the facilities or platform to do so, but now, with our recent management signing, we have been offered the support and guidance that we needed. When we reached out on our social media pages and asked our fans to send us pictures of their loved ones, we were inundated. These pictures are included in the video as a tribute to all those lost to suicide. The single will be out just in time for World Suicide Prevention Day coming up on September 10th, which is the perfect time raise awareness.”

Artwork by: Chris Bell @ ByManCameDeathDesigns

Video by: Unit 15 Productions.

Proceeds from the sales, streaming and After The Storm t-shirts will go towards:

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EDENTHORN SIGN TO TMR BAND MANAGEMENT

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EDENTHORN SIGN TO TMR BAND MANAGEMENT

North East based hard rock quartet, EDENTHORN, have announced a management deal with TMR Band Management and prepare a new album release for early 2018.

After a well-received debut album ‘The Maze’ Edenthorn are ready to take it up a notch and show clear intent by signing with TMR.

Edenthorn are a rare breed in that they are made up of not one but TWO sets of siblings, with vocalist Kyle Tague and drummer Mark being brothers; while guitarist, Dylan Gardner and bassist, Faiba Gabrielle are brother & sister. If you then add the fact that Kyle and Faiba are partners, it takes that traditional ‘we are a close-knit band’ adage to a whole new level.

That family bond bleeds through into the music they produce where they create a unique blend of EPIC choruses, HUGE rock riffs and outstanding harmonies.

Singer, Kyle Tague, said, “We are immensely proud of what we have achieved to date and thrilled with how well The Maze was received. We could probably repeat all that, keeping it all in-house but we want to step it up, to challenge ourselves to push on and we are pretty sure that Peter at TMR Band Management can help us grow beyond our comfort-zone. We can’t wait to see what we can achieve with our next release.”

TMR boss, Peter Keevil, said on signing Edenthorn, “Quite literally, this is more than a band, this is a rock FAMILY and that gives them an extra dynamic, right across everything they do – through the song writing, the stage chemistry, the drive they have to push each other on and succeed. I’m excited to see what I can add to that.”