Australian rock band TRACER won “Best New Band” at last night’s 2012 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, held at the London Roundhouse on Tuesday November 13th beating out the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Monster Truck, and Ghost amongst others. Lead singer Michael Brown was flown in from Adelaide, Australia to accept the award on behalf of the band. He comments: “I’m absolutely stoked about winning the Classic Rock Award for Best New Band! It still blows my mind that we are creating and playing music we love and people are responding to it and we’re getting awards for it!!”
The band will start recording their second album with producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel), at his studio in Malibu, California later this month. The album will be released by Mascot Records in March 2013. Immediately following release, the band will tour the U.K., launching the excursion at Scala in London the 9th of April.
In 2011, Tracer came to prominence in the U.K. when they released their debut album Spaces In Between which spawned three radio singles on Planet Rock, including the song ”Too Much.” Tracer is Michael Brown (guitar, vocals), Andre Wise (drums), and Pat Saracino (bass). They’ve received praise from UK rock magazines including Classic Rock (New Band of the Month), Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, and Guitarist, while the video for “Too Much” has amassed 100,000 YouTube views. The clip can be screened here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpv2DYrE5eo.
Due to popular demand, Australian power rock trio TRACER kick off their first nationwide headline UK tour at London’s Islington O2 Academy on Tuesday 24th April.
Planet Rock will start a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday 1st February at 9am, ents24’s pre-sale will follow from Thursday. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 3rd February via the 24 hour ticket hotline: 0844 478 0898, Gig Cartel.
Tuesday 24th April Islington O2 Academy 2, London
Wednesday 25th April The Tunnels, Bristol
Thursday 26th April Manchester Academy 3
Friday 27th April The Duchess, York
Saturday 28th April The Plug, Sheffield
TRACER was recently voted third place in Planet Rock’s “Best New Band” listeners’ poll. Over the past four months the station has played the singles Too Much and Devil Ride, both taken from Tracer’s debut critically acclaimed album Spaces In Between. The upcoming UK headline tour follows Tracer’s 2011 tour supporting Royal Republic.
TRACER has captured the excitement and adrenalin rush of rock’n’roll. Tracer’s sound embodies the same raw dynamics and edge to that of Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and Black Sabbath. Classic Rock magazine recently deemed them “New Band of the Month”, while Total Guitar, Rock Sound, Guitarist, Fireworks and Powerplay awarded the debut 4 stars. Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, the trio embrace a sonic sledgehammer sound steeped in epic guitars, thunderous riffs and raw, uncompromising vocals. Their Australian blend of 90’s stoner and 70’s classic rock continues to win them new fans.
Check out Tracer’s video “Too Much” below.
If you like this song, you can download it for free via the Soundcloud link below!
Following the announcement of TRACER’S debut album “Spaces In Between,” released on October 3rd, the Australian power rockers have today premiered the video for new single ‘Too Much’ on YouTube.
Check out the video here – .
‘Too Much’, described as an exploding fireball of kinetic stoner rock energy, is also available as a FREE MP3 download from Soundcloud here – http://snd.sc/qmACkA
Hailing from Adelaide, Southern Australia, TRACER will be in the UK in October as special guest on Royal Republic’s “We Are The Royal” European tour. The UK leg kicks off at the Sheffield Corporation on Monday October 24th. For further info about the video, free MP3 download, the debut album and UK tour dates, click here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/tracer/album.htm.