- BIOGRAPHY -
Our Propaganda is Jack Denton (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Joe Newman (Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals), Harvey Groom (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals), and Charlie Denton (Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals).
"We started life as an angst fuelled rabble, with a passion for music and a drive for success. We came to life in a garden shed, surrounded by whatever equipment we could find, jamming at volumes better suited to live venues than suburban streets. Over time, we found our sound; merging influences from the likes of Biffy Clyro and 21 Pilots, with the iconic styles of Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac.
Eventually, our consistent hard work started paying off. From building a loyal home-town following in Southampton - which allowed us to headline 700 capacity venue The 1865 - to recording our debut album with renowned producer Steve Lyon (Depeche Mode / The Cure), then mixed by Grammy nominated recording and mix engineer Jonas Westling (James Arthur / Lady Gaga).
An appearance at 2021's Isle Of Wight Festival was just the shot of adrenaline that we needed to kick-start the promotional process behind our debut album “Fast Food At Midnight” - an album which explores our historically tumultuous personal lives, our hard-won bond as a band, and our perspective on modern-day life; the metaphor of eating Fast Food At Midnight, being used to explain how so often we do things that we know aren't good for us, and yet continue to repeat these behaviours anyway.
Like any journey, things weren't always plain sailing. Our relationship as a band was forged through the best - and worst - of times. From losing loved ones to suicide, working through personal mental health issues, unresolved childhood trauma, and the harmful coping mechanisms which so often accompany these things. All of these demons eventually found an outlet through diverse, emotional musicianship, and honest, heartfelt story telling.
Despite the albums origins – perhaps, even because of them – there are still sincere, uplifting songs of hope, love, and devotion, with an overarching message that, when people rally together, we can overcome anything."
On Friday 14th October, Our Propaganda headlined a sold out show at The Stage Door in Southampton, in celebration of their debut album’s digital release. The band now look toward 2023, with plans to take their abundance of energy and well-crafted showmanship, out onto the national stage. Alongside this will be fresh merch drops, a brand-new music video, and a deluxe-edition vinyl release, which will feature three previously unreleased tracks!
PRESS READY EPK INCLUDES: BIO SUITABLE FOR COPY / PASTE, LOGO, COVER ART, LYRICS, SONG-BY-SONG BACKSTORIES, CREDITS, AND A LIST OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT.
- DISCOGRAPHY -
- Quotes -
"Our Propaganda deliver a mood with [My Ghosts], you'll want to turn it up and brood!" - Steph Nieuwenhuys, BBC Introducing Solent
"Every song is faultless, showing just how talented Our Propaganda are" - MusicMattersGB.com
"What can I say about Our Propaganda, an absolutely stunning band. A beautifully crafted debut album, defining their sound and cementing their future in music. Soon to be one of the biggest bands, nothing but love for these guys!" - Simon Wilson, Voice FM
"Check out the superb single ‘Fast Food At Midnight’ which is available today! Our Propaganda are a band to watch!" - FV Music Blog
"Our Propaganda are a fantastic band and will definitely be going places! Their energy on stage is electric, only making their amazing songs sound even better. It was great to see them live and I would recommend everyone check them out!" - Chloe, InTheStudioUK
"[Essential Love] Awesome song! Absolutely love the melodies and vocal production as well." smugsounds.com
"'My Ghosts' is a hauntingly personal track with a stunning video that will resonate with every listener. With their debut album coming out soon, 2022 is going to be a great year for this talented UK quartet." - Pete Devine Pete's Rock News and Views
"[My Ghosts] An amazing track with great riffs and style. The vocals were great and the concept is wonderful." - Sinusoidal Music
"Our Propaganda is making tremendous waves with single "My Ghosts" - risingartistsblog.com
“My Ghosts is a polished slice of alt-rock that demands a second listen” - musomuso.com
"Discover this brilliant new single 'My Ghosts'" - John's Music Zone
"The new tune [My Ghosts] sounds like it's their biggest yet. This new slice of music sounds like it can only push them forwards. Be sure to keep an eye out for them on the live circuit." - itsallindie.com
"Our Propaganda definitely showcase their abilities here by creating and performing their music perfectly for the nature of [My Ghosts]. There is definitely something special about this band." - MusicMattersGB.com
- GALLERY -
ALBUM & SINGLES ARTWORK
GIBSON VIP TENT - ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL - 2021
- Recent LIVE History -
15-10-2022 - Bournemouth, UK - The Bear Cave
14-10-2022 - Southamton, UK - The Stage Door (SOLD OUT)
01-09-2022 - London, UK - The Finsbury
27-08-2022 - Southampton, UK - Southampton Pride Festival
26-08-2022 - Brighton, UK - The Prince Albert
06-08-2022 - Portsmouth, UK - The Edge of The Wedge
09-07-2022 - Portsmouth, UK- The Wedgewood Rooms
20-05-2022 - Brighton, UK - The Hope and Ruin
07-05-2022 - London, UK - The Finsbury
29-04-2022 - Southampton, UK - The Joiners
26-03-2022 - Southampton, UK - The Stage Door
10-03-2022 - Portsmouth, UK - The Edge of The Wedge