About Us

Official press release

1912 are five musicians from around Birmingham, England:

Gavin Saunders: guitar
Alex Theay: keyboard, guitar, vocals
Gary Sheridan: lead vocals, keyboard, guitar
Dave Sutheran: drums, vocals
John Pierpoint: bass, mandolin, bouzouki

The band enjoyed their first taste of fame when their song “Please Take Me Away From Here” was featured on the 2011 Monty Maggot Records sampler compilation CD “Allies & Clansmen”, generating some excellent reviews. Along with airplay on BBC Radio and a string of UK gigs in 2011, this sparked a considerable interest in the group - interest that exploded with the October 2011 release of their debut album “Waiting For No One”.

The band released their second album, “Elegy” on 1st September 2013. This album built on the band’s reputation for writing intriguing lyrical stories wrapped in quality music, and introduced some more experimental ideas.

Their long awaited third album, “New World Order” was released on 1st February 2016. The album reflects the progressive development of 1912’s music. The central elements of the band’s sound remain consistent beneath an evolution of melody and lyric that is broad and ambitious in scope.
The album will impress established followers and draw new listeners to the band’s craft. Critics are already hailing the album as “stunning”. The album reflects the deep-seated anxiety of the zeitgeist: exploring the themes of progress and change, the uncertainty of the future and nostalgia for an apparently more secure past. Each track holds an inherent power, and together they present a truly immersive listening experience.
This is an album-length experience that is cohesive and involving. We know that it will change you.
All aboard the New World Order!

New World Order offers a truly unique collaboration as part of the album package. Highly respected artists Omenopus have created a unique companion album, available as part of the same double-sleeve set.
“The Hybrid Project” is a dazzling reworking of 1912 tracks from across their career, brought together with imaginative vision by Omenopus’s main applicator Lee Potts, blending the ribbons of 1912’s music into a new and thought-provoking tapestry: a future dystopian struggle for survival, with unsettling echoes of the present. The music offers a radically different approach to 1912, an approach in line with the consistently shifting rhythms of Omenopus. It will impress followers of both acts.

All albums are available from Monty Maggot records (www.montymaggot.com).

 

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