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PRESS RELEASE - JUNE 2020
‘Augmented Pop’ is here! Dubai based band ‘About Last Night’ set to release debut single: ‘Before The Dawn’.
Dubai based band ‘About Last Night’ introduces their debut single ‘Before the Dawn’, a modern-day power ballad due for release on 12th June, on Spotify and all major streaming platforms ahead of their ‘Augmented Pop’ album ‘Amygdala’ due for release later this year!
Capitalizing on their love of 80‘s pop/rock sonic signatures and modern-day pop anthems with ‘sing-along’ choral hooks, all reinforced by epic cinematic orchestral scores: Augmented Pop was born.
The five-piece, fronted by both female and male lead vocalists came together from very different background and began writing in the middle of 2019 whilst entertaining thousands of people a week as the resident band of Dubai’s award-winning music venues ‘Lock Stock and Barrel’ and ‘Wavehouse’, Atlantis The Palm.
Self-produced by the band, ‘Before The Dawn’ was recorded in isolation across 3 continents before being mixed in Europe and Mastered in London’s Metropolis Studios.
About Last Night are known in Dubai for their energetic, high octane pop-rock shows so fans may be surprised to hear that their debut is a Ballad.
“We had planned to release another track called ‘Joker’ as our Debut single, we were in the final stages of production when the COVID-19 epidemic struck. We suddenly found ourselves, without work: quarantined to our homes. Here, despite being divided between Dubai, Melbourne, and Scotland - we continued writing and recording additional songs in isolation. ‘Before The Dawn’ is an epic ballad, born out of the complex feelings of uncertainty in these current times: combining fear and vulnerability coupled with honesty determination and bravery. We feel this is a perfect song of the time.” - Emily Peacock (Lead vocals)
The new release tackles the complex feelings and difficulties of being separated from loved ones in this unprecedented time of isolation and uncertainty and builds into an epic and uplifting song of hope, with a beautiful orchestral accompaniment lead by a powerful and emotional vocal performance.
About Last Night have been together for 2 years, they draw influence from a wide range of different artists such as 30 Seconds To Mars, Dua Lipa, Fall Out Boy, One Republic, Bishop Briggs, The 1975, U2, Lady Gaga, and Hans Zimmer to create stadium-style rock/pop anthems.
A colourful palette of guitar-driven riffs, powerful vocal hooks, soulful harmony work, and all encompassed by a neon city of synthwave inspired production.
The band consists of Emily Peacock (UK, Vocals), John Marques (U.K, Keyboards/Vocals), Euan Hamilton (U.K, Guitars), Ben Harris (Australia, Bass/vocals) and Giuliano Francella (Canada, Drums).
About Last Night have been nominated twice by both ‘What’s On’ and ‘Time Out’ publications for best band awards, and were given ‘Special Recognition’ by Time Out Dubai this, they have also been hand-picked to perform at some of the Middle East’s most prestigious events for hosts such of Huda Beauty, Global Gift Foundation, ‘What's On’ Awards, Rugby 7’s and more.