From the Emerald Isles of Ireland, a country that has brought bands and artists that speak of life in the land of Myth and Mystery, we introduce to you The Stoles, a Dublin based alt-rock group with Antonio on Vocals and Bass, Andrea on Guitar and additional Vocals and Ciaran on Drums and providing additional Vocals. The Stoles are a band committed to doing their own thing in their own way. The band believe in creating music that’s era-less and true to their own selves.
Since forming in 2015, the preceding years have proven very eventful for the band. 2016 started with the band writing and recording their debut album and ended with them signing a record deal with the largest independent record label in North America – Spectra Music Group.
The Stoles released ‘Getaway’ (the first single from their debut album ‘Age of Deception’) under the Spectra label in February 2017. This was followed by two more singles; ‘Evelyn’ in July 2017 and ‘Age of Deception’ (title track from The Stoles debut album) in December 2017. All three singles were released throughout Europe and America and received great reviews and mainstream radio play.
In Review: Age of Deception by The Stoles is a forward thinking album, not a throwback to the 80’s era of music or the late 70’s euro pop / punk genre, but a natural continuation to an intellectual mentality that seeks to engage, enlighten and at times educate people to the truth of events on a social and political blended music genre that flows like a raging river. From hard edge power plays such as “Get Away” and “Evelyn” to soft opening but driving and emotionally charged pieces like “Out Of Control”, “I Don’t Get Along With You” and “Age Of Deception”, the title track that is more of a cliffhanger than an end to an album, just keeping you wanting more of what is to come. I really only touch on a few tracks, but you have to listen to it all to get a real feel for what is the shimmering soul shaking sound of The Stoles.
The Stoles toured extensively throughout Ireland during 2017, playing in some of the countries most renowned venues for upcoming bands. During this run of gigs The Stoles also played at the Galway Fringe Festival.
The Stoles debut album ‘Age of Deception’ was released on February 9th, 2018. To celebrate the albums release the band hosted an album launch gig at The Grand Social in Dublin. Since its release, Age of Deception has gone on to garner some very positive feedback and reviews, with Pure M Magazine saying; “The Stoles have spawned an assortment of compellingly cool and collected pop/rock tunes here, all of which rest remarkably easy on the ears. The accessible style of their instrumentation coupled with the smooth singing of each song gives rise to an altogether innocuous sound that should go down well with a wide audience”.
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