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    Argonaut - 'Monet' (Out on Criminal Records)


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    Argonaut - 'Monet' - Out Monday 25th February on Criminal Records

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    Argonaut released their self-titled album late 2012 on Criminal Records. This female fronted 5-piece band have been gaining some great feedback across the industry including that from the likes of NME, 6 Music and XFM. The band had their signing story in Music Connection (USA) and Music Week a few months ago, and are currently playing shows to support their album release.

    The band’s self-titled album demonstrates a mix of their rock influences, including Sonic Youth, Garbage, Hole and The Pixies. From the guitar led grunge of tracks like ‘Touch Electric’ to the stripped back sounds of tracks like ‘Chemistry’, the album represents a band who are not afraid to experiment with their sound and emotions. Argonaut’s next music video ‘More Life’ depicts the band walking through dimensions in search of a second shot at life.

    “You can hear the influences that shape Argonaut in their sound – Hole, Garbage and Sonic Youth definitely – but they aren’t slaves to those influences; this is music of a very high standard and it isn’t surprising that they were snapped up last year by Criminal” 4/5
    Andy Snipper, Music News

    "Argonaut are one of the best bands I've come across in 2012" 9.5/10
    Steve, Street Voice UK

    "Pretty good! Kind of remind me of the Cranberries meets Joy Formidable!"
    Natasha Grant, Art Rocker

    "A beautiful sound to open up the show with. An oldskool, indie sound - the kind you don’t hear much these days, delicate floating female vocals – really liked that!"
    Dave Gilyeat, BBC Introducing

    ‘It’s sparse – but i like that!’
    Steve Lamacq, 6 music

    "Sleazy rock falling somewhere between Royal Trux and Bikini Kill. Promising. 4/5"
    Club NME, Brighton

    "driving tormented fuzzy- post-rocky sounds with moments of dirgy downbeat melody with Lorna’s preoccupied vocal echoing almost as if from the bottom of a lake covered in jagged winter frost."
    Gordon Johnston, Glasswerk

    ‘Argonaut put forward a good case for being brilliant…sounds like Siouxsie And The Banshees…their commitment to youth, ideas and passion should be lauded and rewarded’


    Lorna Lyons – Vocals
    Nathan Lyons – Guitar / backing vocals
    Abby Werth – Keyboards / backing vocals
    Rob Siddall - Drums
    Paul Saiya – Bass


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