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It's in The News!

The News hits the headlines
27 Jul 2021
Written by Jenni Barrett
OB News

U6 Leavers' Indie band ‘The News’ are making headlines with the release of their debut EP - a collection of original beach summer tunes which include a hot sax solo!

The four-piece band of Upper Sixth students turned newest Old Brentwoods - Neo Merrell (OB 2014-21), Eshan Chopra (OB 2014-21), Will Johnson (OB 2014-21) and Charles Tomlinson (OB 2017-21) - recorded their EP ‘Headlines’ at School.

Formed 18 months ago, ‘The News’, who have established a veritable fan base on the campus, turned to the School's new on-site recording studio during lockdown. As Will explained: “The News was primarily a way for us to jam and have fun as a group of mates. We began by performing covers and then exploring our interests in an eclectic mix of genres, from jazz to rock. For us, performing live is our passion. 

“With venues closed over lockdown, we shifted our focus to the recording studio with great help from the immensely talented Mr Matt Charlesworth (OB 2009-16), the School’s very own Digital Production Engineer. This has let us continue to create whilst exploring a new avenue. 

“Headlines, our debut EP, is a refined collection of our favourite original material: “proper beach indie summer vibes”. A special thanks to James Maltby for his help along the way and insane photography. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.”
 
You can stream The News’ four-track EP on all platforms here or type the band straight into Spotify.

'The News' are available for gigs and concerts - to contact the boys please email: thenewsband1@gmail.com

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