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Current release:

 “Postcards From Berlin” // Feb 19th 2015






[debut] is more than a band. It’s a music and art collective with an ever-changing cast. Directed by songwriter/producer, Gareth Thomas, [debut] lies somewhere between electro pop and alternative rock, delivering soundscapes that are cinematic and challenging yet at the same time, accessible and emotive.


[debut] began as a solo project and the first two studio albums were instrumental, electronic outings fueled by Thomas’s love of analog synths and experimental music. Many of the tracks from “Soaked” (2006) and “Set to Zero” (2010) have since been featured in film and tv placements.


More recently, to complete an increasingly diverse palate of song based material, Thomas has essentially re-launched [debut] as a collective venture with a revolving door of talent being brought in to complete larger studio productions and a full band live show. This collaborative approach has expanded to video, film and art.


“Starting to Love it”, (the band’s first single) was released in early 2013 and featured Depeche Mode drummer Christian Eigner plus Recoil’s Siobhan Lynch and Cyd Claire on Vocals. The video, filmed by Chris Corner (IAMX/ Sneaker Pimps), was featured on Depeche’s social media channels receiving a 95% “thumbs up” rating from the partisan Depeche fans.


The much anticipated, follow-up single “Sweet Little Girl”, was released mid-2013 with an acoustic, in-studio version premiering 5 days prior. The official video was directed by renowned indie film-maker, Danny Drysdale (The Killers, IAMX). The EP features a remix from electro-industrial act, Aesthetic Perfection and vocals are provided by a new vocalist, Angela Bartys.


2015 sees the release of the first full, song based [debut] album. “Postcards From Berlin” was fan-funded through Kickstarter crowd-funding and recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin throughout 2014. This dark and intense collection of epic alternative rock features nine songs with a hidden bonus track on the limited edition CD. For the first time, [debut] mastermind Gareth Thomas steps to the fore and delivers the majority of the lead vocals with further guest appearances from [debut] mainstays Cyd Claire, Angela Bartys and Sammi Doll. Recorded in the famous Hansa Meistersaal (U2, Bowie, Depeche Mode) and UFO Sound Studios (IAMX) in Berlin, the album presents a unique palatte of soaring strings, dark and brooding pianos, bunker drums and pulsing electronics guaranteed to further satisfy the ear with every listen.



Worldwide release :                               “Postcards From Berlin” // Feb 19th 2015



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