Red Strip Lights’ has been the opening track on the band’s recently completed debut European tour, fans have been wanting to know how to get hold of it ever since a teaser was leaked part way through the dates. Keen to keep the momentum going, the band are self releasing this on their own “Hoolay Records” for October 26th, also announcing a pair of headline shows (Feb 7th and 8th, 2019 in London and Manchester respectively. tickets on sale in the next couple of weeks)
‘Nothing On You’ was the second track on the band’s debut EP “Meltdown Mechanics”, released in June this year, since then the band have been working on tracks in LA with their producer Gordon Mills jr, hitting stages across the UK on their first tour, a plethora of festivals (such as Latitude, Isle of Wight, Standon Calling and The Great Escape amongst others) to their first European dates, supporting Flor, including shows in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam (along with a headline set for Gibraltar’s national day celebrations).
Fronted by brothers Max & Archie Davenport, the 5 piece first sprang to life in the autumn of 2016 off the back of debut single ‘Vanilla’, earning them early support from BBC Introducing in Kent and BBC Radio 1. They spent 2017 releasing seminal singles ‘Hot Rain’, ‘Margarita’ and ‘Coco Hello’ in the midst of a busy summer of shows, winning new fans eager to hear more from their incendiary live set. Last year saw them play over 17 festivals, including Leopallooza, Y Not and Secret Garden Party, along with a slot on the BBC Introducing stage for the Katy Perry headlined Radio 1 ‘Big Weekend’ (watch a live version of the track here).
Radio support for The Modern Strangers has come from across the board including: Radio 1, (Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders), BBC 6 Music, Virgin Radio, Amazing Radio and Radio X and regionally by Abbie McCarthy (Track of the Day on BBC Introducing). They also featured on BBC documentary “The Secret Science of Pop” (watch here).
"M83 meets MGMT with a hint of disco thrown in...Rising stars The Modern Strangers release have an ear for what makes great music for the charts - and it's been scientifically proven." OFFICIAL CHARTS
“The Modern Strangers take pop music, discard anything falling below the standard levels of sass, and smash fun and class into whatever is left.” METRO