STRANGERS is the dark-pop brainchild of prolific songwriter David Maddox-Jones, previously frontman for Parlophone-signees The Departure. Saturated with a love of dark synths, huge pounding 80’s pop rhythms and arena-enthralling choruses, Maddox-Jones teamed up with stalwart mixer /producer Glen Nicholls (The Prodigy, Depeche Mode, UNKLE, Snow Patrol, Everything Everything, White Lies, Ladyhawke, Mylo, Armand Van Helden) in late 2010. And so, with the addition of band mates Raife Hacking and Piers Sherwood-Roberts, STRANGERS was born.
“Interest has been picking up fast, thanks to the immediacy and addictiveness of their dark pop sound and a familiarity with the makings of a great chorus” – CMU Approved
“They have a huge electronic sound and great tunes. Frankly, what more could you ask for?” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music Introducing
“Dark pop with evidence of all the right 80’s influences...lovely stuff” - Seven Sevens
“Magnificent electronic pop music that superbly scales into territories occupied on one side by Hurts and on the other side Gary Numan...whatever it is, they do it rather well” – Breaking More Waves
“Darkly poppy with a hint of the Pet Shop Boys, a hint of menace and a hint of nights spent immersed in the electro pop boom of the early 80’s” – The Devil Has The Best Tuna
On 4th July 2011, the band put out their debut physical release, in the form of a double-A side single for new track It Was A Sin and If I Found Love taken from EP1, through Killing Moon Records, the record label wing of London-based music site Killing Moon Limited.
You can now order this 7" vinyl-only release, limited to 300 copies, from the Killing Moon Records online store for only £4 + postage.