Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Band Well Worth Watching out for; with a String of Credible Support Slots Already under Their Belt, Watchers Are Looking Forward to a Busy Couple of Months. RUTH LAWSON Catches Up with the Psychedelic Scenesters

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Band Well Worth Watching out for; with a String of Credible Support Slots Already under Their Belt, Watchers Are Looking Forward to a Busy Couple of Months. RUTH LAWSON Catches Up with the Psychedelic Scenesters

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 AFTER almost two years together, Watchers are finally seeing the fruits of their labour.

Their debut single Cut the Ribbon/Every Night I look Strong was finally released earlier this month much to the delight of their growing army of fans.

Now, with a busy schedule of gigs ahead of them, Watchers drummer Alex Cook says the band are geared up to keep the music coming.

"We've already started recording again and have one song down which is ready for release. At the moment we are toying between another single or a four-track EP. Also, we are currently preparing to record a live EP which could come out at some point," says Alex.

The debut release may seem to have been a long time coming, but Alex assures me that it was a necessary move to allow them to develop and hone as a band.

Having formed around two years ago like most bands out of the ashes of other music outfits, Watchers is made up of Jack (lead guitar) and Liam (vocals, guitar), who were both friends from school, bass player Thom and Alex.

"Watchers are in our second year as a band now, we largely evolved from another local band, 1862, but a change in line up and focus "We don't geographical often brought us to where we are now," explains Alex. are He adds: "We have a bit of history in the sense that we've been playing music together for a good while, but we have only just released our debut single on October 8, so we still feel that we are only just taking some of our first steps. We had a really good idea of where we wanted to be - we always wanted to sit on the psychedelic side of things - so we've experimented a lot with different soundscapes. We're really happy with where we have got to with the debut release and the live shows now." And it's something which has been backed up by the band's followers who are not only confined to Tyneside but other northern cities that the Watchers have ventured to. …

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