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The Stoles Herald The Age Of Deception

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Dublin alt rockers The Stoles have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Age of Deception. After a phenomenal 12 months with three singles released, two tours across Ireland’s best venues and getting playlisted on numerous Irish and European radio stations, The Stoles finally release their highly anticipated debut album.

Having spent the summer of 2015 playing at some of Ireland’s best indie music festivals, such as Le Cheile and Scrobarnach, The Stoles launched straight into writing and creating their debut album, the process of writing an album seen the band explore and hone their sound more than ever before.

The album will be out on iTunes, Spotify and other major digital stores on Friday February 9 on US largest indie label Spectra Music Group. The album was recorded at Red Lake recording studio, produced  & mixed by Modest Prophet and mastered by Masterlab, with artwork by Massimiliano Veltri.

 

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The Stoles - Age Of Deception

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‘Age Of Deception’ is the title track from The Stoles forthcoming debut album. It follows ‘Getaway’ and ‘Evelyn’ and leads the way for the record, which is due in February. The band have taken their time putting their first album together and signed with the American Spectra Music Group to release it. Ireland seems the natural home for this band. With their anthemic, political (with a small p) lyrics, chiming guitars and pulsating rhythm section, there will be inevitable comparisons to U2 but The Stoles throw in shades of classic rock alongside hints of QOTSA, Editors and even Coldplay along the way.

The Dublin-based trio start the song slowly. An arpeggiated acoustic guitar builds slowly in conjunction with Antonio Derosas’ plaintive vocals. Things step up a gear with an elongated paradiddle from drummer Ciaran O’Neill before the first chorus arrives. ‘Age Of Deception’ is an uncharacteristically long song for The Stoles. We’re more accustomed to three minute stompers from them but, granted the space a full album can accommodate; they stretch out and explore new ideas. A long Beatles-y b-section has flanging vocals and an outro with overtones of ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’.

Through various EPs and singles, The Stoles have weaved their way through numerous sounds and subgenres. Have they finally nailed their sound with ‘Age Of Deception’? Or will they continue to confound? Or maybe a bit of both. We’ll see when that album finally sees the light of day.

The Spectra Music Group bandcamp page is here so 'Age Of Deception' will probably appear on it soon.

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