FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRIC TOUCH DEBUT ALBUM NEVER LOOK BACK,
OUT NOW ON ISLAND RECORDS!
(Mar. 20, 2012 – New York, NY) Austin, Texas’ hometown favorites Electric Touch, who have made true believers of last year’s audiences at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Coachella, Austin City Limits festival, and CMJ Music Marathon in New York – started their 2012 on the road with Evanescence, are currently on a major North American tour supporting AMA’s Best New Artist Hot Chelle Rae, and are gaining momentum at radio with “Don’t Stop”, the first single from their debut album NEVER LOOK BACK, which is out now on Island Records.
After returning to their home-base of Austin, TX for this year’s SXSW, Electric Touch were steadily making their presence felt with appearances/performances at Formspring/Root Music Day Party (3/12), Filter/SOTerik day party (3/16), the Pure Volume House (3/17) as well as various events throughout Austin. Following their busy SXSW schedule, Electric Touch is heading to New York in order to celebrate the release of their debut album NEVER LOOK BACK with an intimate performance at Piano’s NYC.
Electric Touch – Nottingham, England’s Shane Lawlor on lead vocals, Texas-born Christopher Leigh on guitar and his fraternal twin brother Louis Messina, Jr. on drums, and newest members Isaac Strycker (keyboards and vocals), and Portland Musser (on bass) – won thousands of hometown fans with their opening day performance at September’s Austin City Limits Festival 2011. Electric Touch also made their presence felt at last year’s Coachella, “… and attendees were best served by considering the experience an opportunity to prospect the likes of Electric Touch, which brought to mind Oasis without the condescension …” raved The Wall Street Journal.
The five-man band combines the rock passions of its British and American bandmates, and the garage-rock pulse of “Don’t Stop” sets the pace, a ferocious push-pull of sex and romance, from the highest highs of ecstatic union to the lowest lows of heartbreak. Lawlor, who pens Electric Touch’s lyrics, said of the group, “We want people to leave their troubles at the door and come on a rock and roll roller coaster ride with us. All the songs explore the human condition and love in the 21st Century - themes that everyone can connect with no matter where they live and what background they come from. The stories are very honest - there's no better subject matter than real life."
All Ages Show, $8