With band members hailing from Scotland, Russia and Africa, this UK-based five-piece are eclectic in every possible sense. Touted by many as the Massive Attack of the alternative scene, Misnomer's music is both poignant and melodically infectious. The blend of rock and electronic elements, combined with Kez's sweet mournful vocal, makes for a truly emotional listening experience.

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Radio plays:
• WNNX (Atlanta, USA) *
• WWWQ (Atlanta, USA) *
• WEND (Charlotte, USA) *
• WKQX (Chicago, USA) *
• CMIX (Detroit, USA) *
• KRBE (Houston, USA) *
• KPNT (St. Louis, USA) *
• KNDD (Seattle, USA) *
• WPLJ (New York, USA) *
• WPLY (Philadelphia, USA) *
• WDWN (New York, USA) *
• CIUT FM (Toronto, Canada)
• KRCL 90.9 FM (Utah, USA)
• Europe+ (Moscow, Russia)
• Radio Siberia
• Radio Free Abattoir 5.00
• S.C.A.R. (UK)

MP3.com Success:
Over 300,000 MP3 downloads

BBC Radio 1 (Steve Lamacq Show):
"Well-executed plaintive prog pop sung with a sweet mournful vocal..."

Misnomer in the Tabloids:
The Sun and The Daily Mirror swipe photos from our website for stories about our ex-singer Becki.]

Club play:
• Club Violaine (Los Angeles)
• Ain't Dead Yet (California)

Downloads @ MP3.TV
Over 1200 Misnomer MP3 downloads in the space of six months

Luna Cafe review of 'Press Here for Release'
"...a very accomplished and original album"

Similar Artists

Garbage, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Moby

Influences

David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Joy Division

Bio

"Hailing from Southend-on-Sea, Misnomer formed in 1999 primarily to experiment with new sounds and ideas. John Lacey, originally from Scotland, was working with keyboards and drum samples. After several months of defining a new genre, Electro-Punk, gigs were on the horizon and John needed a band. He needed look no further than his brother, 16-year-old James. His teenage enthusiasm and obsessions with all things "rock" added a powerful dimension to the Misnomer sound. For a band so young, they had already developed a sound lying between New Order's melodic rhythms and Radiohead's angst and power, showing a musical maturity way beyond their teenage years. After a number of successful gigs, they were developing a deservedly good reputation within the London circuit, and on the internet, where their tracks were receiving thousands of downloads a week. Russian bass player Anton was a later addition - seeing the band at a live performance, he liked the original sound and ended the night as the third Misnomer, Dazed, a powerful all-round guitarist was initially drafted in to help fill out the "live" sound but rapidly became an integral part of the overall musical direction when the rest of the band recognised her far-reaching talent. Kerri-Anne Bundock joined the band and her beautiful female vocal fitted the bill perfectly. Misnomer are a rare breed; with much instrument swapping, influence sharing and rock 'n' roll shenanigans, their lazy effortless Sonic Youth class and all singing all writing style has led them to the forefront of the industry's attention. They have headlined major London venues, supported major acts in concert, and achieved over 300,000 MP3 downloads of their music worldwide." - MusicUnsigned.com

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