Check out Electric Touch and "Never look back"
Electric Touch is a five-piece rock band that commenced in Austin, TX about five years ago and has since embarked upon their musical journey and come an admirable distance at an alarming rate. They’ve made their mark performing on the Vans Warped Tour 2011, touring with bands such as Hot Chelle Rae, and playing countless venues/amphitheatres across the nation.
I first came across Electric Touch about a month ago and was immediately hooked after hearing their song “Don’t Stop”. A friend played it for me and after the first 20 seconds or so I knew I could dig it. In fact I purchased their album later that evening. The recently released major label debut album “Never Look Back”, is comprised of 10 songs and a solid play through. It features the single “Don’t Stop”, and hit song “Magnetic”.
The band started when front man Shane Lawlor, originally from Nottingham, U.K. found himself at a coffee shop with some friends and met Christopher Leigh Messina, lead guitar/vocals, they hit it off and thus began their musical saga. The band united and was fully composed around 2007, with the addition of Louis Messina Jr.- drums, Isaac Strycker- keys/vocals and Portland Musser- bass. They began touring and have never looked back.
I also had the pleasure of attending one of their shows at The Midland Theater in KCMO while they were on the “Pretty Little Freaks Tour” with Action Item and headlining act Hot Chelle Rae.
Action Item started off their set with an energetic kick. Their group drum performance was a highlight of the evening. Hot Chelle Rae took command as the headlining band. They gave an undeniably powerful stage performance.
The historical venue was perfect for housing the show. The bands exhibited a very down to earth, fun loving vibe. I was impressed with the crowd interaction and response, being a new fan I felt right at home.
Electric Touch’s sound could be described as British American rock. It’s upbeat, catchy and high energy. I found myself reminded of several bands I enjoy such as Oasis, Our Lady Peace, The Killers and Plain White T’s. I’m sure, several other sound combinations and influences can be sifted out. Electric Touch definitely has a well-rounded mixture of classic and current with their own distinct sound. They cover a lot of bases musically to create their own unique identity and resonance, which makes them stand out.
It is clear by their performance and from talking with them that they are truly full of passion for what they do and the highest points on tour for them is playing for their audience. They’ve made a lasting impression on me personally with their down to earth charm, musical talent and positive outlook/message. If you’re looking for a new addition to your musical collection, Electric Touch is worth a listen.
Check out their newly released major label debut album “Never look back” and hit songs below:
Download new album "Never Look Back": http://smarturl.it/ITNLB
"Don't Stop" Video: http://youtu.be/5-z3GZaF9kE
"Magnetic" Video: http://youtu.be/pxEyCQtmBQo
For more information about Electric Touch visit:
http://electrictouch.com/ http://www.facebook.com/electrictouch http://twitter.com/ElectricTouch http://Myspace.com/ElectricTouch
Story By: Linnzi Fusco
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