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Hailing from Seattle, but arriving seemingly out of nowhere, Welcome are both distinct and familiar, at once drawing the listener in, and suggesting worlds of possibilities. An essentially traditional line-up of guitar, bass, drums, dual (often double-tracked) vocals, and a couple of guitars (admittedly augmented by some unconventional home made pedals and FX), they manage to wrench or coax new shapes at will. Formed over ten years ago, Welcome have taken their own time to find their voice, making allowances in their schedule to accomodate other bands, projects, and a lengthy hiatus, before returning with newfound focus. Having undergone several...
Bedroom synth-pop with a window wide open to a clear blue sky: their beats flex like the calm waves of the afternoon and the melodies shine like the sun through the leaves. The songs slip by like the sand between your hands, reverbs without haste, just chillin'. .
Who says there can't be rock bands with edge from the rural parts of the Netherlands? Welcome Stranger is a band consisting of close friends and fellow musicians, from a couple of small towns in the eastern part of the Netherlands, who want to make a subtle mix between catchy pop rock, like blink 182, Sum 41, the Maine and the Summer set, and old school bands such as Toto, Van Halen, Led Zepplin, and Thin Lizzy etc. They've been playing gigs since late 2010, and have been generating a small but steady fan base over the last few months....
Formed in 2003, Welcome the Plague Year comprised members from Joshua Fit for Battle, Neil Perry and Makara. They stacked mattresses against the walls of an old Philadelphia row home determined to continue making music together. The original members were; Christopher Smith, Larry Everet, James Walton, Kevin Hardy, Kerry Jo, and Jon Marinari. Hundreds of complaints, broken drumsticks, and power failures later, they emerged from the cloud of dirt and smoke up a creaky staircase ready to put their creations on tape. .