The long awaiting follow up to debut ‘Helium’ is here (to those of you who have to wait, released on 28th Feb) and available for all Raw Newsers to review. Drop us a line if you’d like one – or read all about the band below…
Urban Myth Club follow up the commercial success and critical acclaim of their bestseller debut ‘Helium’ with an edgier, epic and at times, haunting album.
‘Open Up’ sees Urban Myth Club duo Mark Desvaux and producer/samplist Ian Sanderson return with their intense electro beats and swirling, cinematic melodies fused with stunning female vocals. The album is predicted to follow in the footsteps of ‘Helium’ which has entered the sub-conscience of millions as a soundtrack for film and TV.
Appealing to a devoted yet diverse audience, ‘Helium’ has sold over 10,000 copies, and has hit No.1 across many genre charts, picking up a broad spectrum of support ranging from KISS FM to Radio 2, Xfm to Glastonbury. Urban Myth Club fans have forged a uniquely personal relationship with their sound, including KISS FM DJ Justin Wilkes who chose an Urban Myth Club track for the first dance at his wedding.
Mark Desvaux describes their popularity: ‘It’s fantastic that our music has such wide appeal. I remember getting two bizarre emails a few hours apart – one was from a top DJ in Ibiza saying that one of our tracks was going down a storm during his sunset set, whilst a presenter on Classic FM said they were going to play another on their evening show. That same week, other tracks were being played by Rob da Bank on Radio 1 and Bob Harris on Radio 2.’
Urban Myth Club’s debut album was the biggest seller at The Big Chill following their live performance, whilst fans fell in love with them during their three appearances at Glastonbury and other festivals including Glade and The Secret Garden Party. The duo are now set to promote the album launch of ‘Open Up’ with a number of live shows and DJ sets in the spring, followed by festival appearances.
Forget discovering the new Ibiza. This summer there is only one club you’ll want to get into.