New signings coming soon!
White Star Records, the new label formed by John Mitchell and Chris Hillman have announced the signing of Voices From The Fuselage, a new exciting 5-piece progressive rock band combining crunchy guitar riffs and soaring lead guitars with pop-influenced vocals to create a distinct sound, drawing influence from the likes of Karnivool, Anberlin, This Will Destroy You and many more across various genres. They have already built up a following, selling their debut EP and a debut album (co-produced by John Mitchell) via their bandcamp page together with powerful live performances which included a support slot on the Empty Yard Experiment tour earlier in the year.
Formed by vocalist Ashe O’Hara in Northampton in 2010 the band also comprises Mitch Ramsay & Josh Galloway on guitars plus Scott Lockhart on Drums and Dale Gorham on Bass. As well as playing with VFTF, Ashe was a member of TesseracT from 2012 to 2014 providing vocals on their Altered State album.
VFTF came to the attention of John Mitchell when they booked in to his Outhouse Recording Studio in 2015 to record the aforementioned debut album ‘Odyssey: The Destroyer Of Worlds’. John was so impressed by their musicianship and their professionalism that he contributed a guest guitar slot to a track on the album, A Principle God. The album was finished and the band went away but then Dale from the band spotted a news article in Prog magazine about the formation of John & Chris’s new label, White Star Records. Dale approached John with the possibility of joining the label so John & Chris went along to see the band play at a small venue in Basingstoke. They were both blown away by the band’s melody and power – a future arena & stadium band in the making!
In order to get the debut album out to the wider audience that it deserves, White Star will be re-releasing the debut album Odyssey: The Destroyer Of Worlds on CD & digital in late October with a Vinyl version to follow soon after. Further details to be announced in due course. They will then be going into Outhouse Recording Studios towards the end of the year, with John Mitchell producing, to record their second album for release in 2017.
John commented – ‘Both myself & Chris are very excited to be working with Voices From The Fuselage. They are all extremely talented musicians with a lot of potential and are fun to work with too. I’m really looking forward to more people getting to hear their first album and to working with them in the studio to produce a brand new album.’
Dale from the band commented – ‘With John being such a high profile producer, on top of the fact that we have a great relationship with him, it felt natural and perfect for us to try and get picked up by White Star as the label begins. We hadn’t met Chris before but once we did and dug into his background, it only made the drive to be part of the label bigger.’
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