Formed in 2004, the last 12 months has seen Southampton 5 piece Volume adding to their line up, expanding their guitar driven wall of sound and not least honing their craft. A little bit experimental, a little bit emo, a little bit hardcore, Volume's sound occupies a place in rock that is, in truth, hard to pin down. Sure to appeal to Kerrang kids and indie schmindie's alike it is epic, vicious and intriguing. Throwing in the occasional processed beat and synthesizer weirdness just add to the mix. They have played shows with the likes of Tom Vek, Dive Dive, Clor, and have built a strong local fanbase. Recently they've been recording with Producer/Engineer Bruno Ellingham (Elbow, KT Tunstall, New Order) at Real World Studios for a debut release in early 2006 to be supported by a string of live shows.
"Volume arguably look how a band should look in these post-everything times - a mishmash of self-aware, genre-crossing fashion, tattoos and geeky individuality. Their image is a precursor to their sound; a sonic and visual blend of contradictions. The song 'Infamy' in particular displays a band that go further with their music than their contemporaries. Volume create a textured, layered sound, fused with odd time signatures and front man Edward Morris convulsive energy and sing-a-long melodies. Their music is knowingly accessible, not through simplicity but through intelligent song writing. Their set feels disappointingly short but maybe thats the plan. Im unable to stop humming the hooky choruses, and so not satisfied with my mediocre interpretations. I know, and I suspect Volume know, that it would be madness if I and the rest of the crowd tonight didnt come back for more." - The Fly
Wednesday 15th March - The Joiners, 141 St Mays Street SOUTHAMPTON 023 8022 5612 www.seetickets.com
Tuesday 18th April - The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, KINGS X LONDON
Thursday 4th May - The Dublin Castle, Camden, LONDON
Thursday 11th May - The George, ANDOVER