Preston band The White Heat were formed only this year, but are already making noise with several gigs being performed in the North West.Advertisement
The White Heat are a four-piece band, heavily influenced by and playing a mixture of 1990s-2000s indie and alternative classics alongside producing originals such as the debut single Postcode Police.
The musicians write about life in the north as 18-year-olds, and one of their aims is to make music nostalgic and relatable to audiences.
Lead Ethan Briscoe and guitarist Brad Hoyle have been playing music together for three years. It was only in February this year, with two new members joining, that the band came to fruition.
Ethan and bass player Cam Proctor are from Penwortham, while Brad and drummer Elliot Collings are from St. Annes.
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The band members open up about navigating in the music industry at the mere age of 18, and how it has been a whirlwind experience so far.
Brad said: “We write about stuff that is going on in the world at the time, and stuff that we and other people experience. We write tunes about being a mid to late teen up north. We display this with our indie alternative genre which is where a lot of our influences are from.
“The journey got off to a great start, and the support from those who have found us has been great. We reached 2,000 streams on our debut single Postcode Police within two weeks of its release, which was double our two-week goal. I don’t think being young has deprived us of any opportunities, but learning about the complexity of the music industry together at a young age has been quite an experience.”
Postcode Police has been developed a long way since August 2021, as it touches on a hard-hitting topic of gang crime which affects many young individuals in the city.
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Brad said: “Upon the formation of The White Heat, the song’s key was changed, the arrangement was changed, and the instrumental parts were further developed, with Elliot and Cam’s new ideas.
“The song was re-recorded by the whole band after first being played live in December by Ethan and Brad at an open mic night at The Ferret.
“The song hits upon gang-related crime and rivalries, specifically in Preston. This has become a big issue in recent years, with people’s pride getting the better of them.”
From April, the band will have several gigs in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and the Fylde Coast.
The White Heat’s next single Left Hand Drive is a fast-paced, riff-based alternative rock song that will be released on 11 April.
To keep up with the latest announcements, follow the band on Instagram @_thewhiteheat.
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