For a band that's only existed a few months, Isolated Atoms certainly seems to have things figured out. Today jamendo, tomorrow the world. Mark our words: you'll be hearing from this Birmingham electro-rock outfit again.
With their smart, synthesizer-driven pop anthems tinged with new wave influences, Isolated Atoms could easily find their place between Interpol and The Killers in the meanders of contemporary rock. The fact that the band was only formed last February makes their songs' maturity, as well as their confidence as to how to manage their burgeoning career, simply amazing.
“We have come along way in a short space of time as an unsigned band, agrees Grant Leon Ashman, the band's vocalist, from our first gigs to 20 people to our next show with Ladytron in front of 700.”
From Depeche Mode to The Doors and Joy Division, the band's influences are wide: “we cover a lot of boundaries in the music scene”. But one thing really matters for Isolated Atoms: melody. “A lot of pop creeps in when I'm writing songs, but it's for the best. We want to write commercial tracks with an edge, pop can be moody and dark too”, explains David Davies, who plays keyboards. Judging from the EP they just published (exclusively) on jamendo, they seem to have already achieved just that.
As for the rest, these four young musicians have things pretty clearly set up in their minds.
“The plan is to carry on getting big shows, keep doing the good promotion we do and make ourselves one of the most professional bands in the country.” Talent and determination; we all know what that cocktail can lead to.