Written by: Charlotte Bredael
Rutland based Centre Excuse have spent the last 10 years crafting their ideal electronic sound and impactful songwriting to match in order to create perfection and now, that time has come. Their much anticipated debut album ‘Favourite Soul’ is due to be released on July 24th and as a teaser of whats yet to come, their recently released track ‘Joy Joy Joy’ lives up to it’s name, being sure to bring joy to fans of a soundscape that packs a punch. Mixing the classic, atmospheric vocals we know and love from rock and roll giants like The Cure and Royal Blood, with a unique futuristic mix of dreamy synth and ferocious riffs, this track sets an exciting tone for the the rest of their album.
Despite creating a massive sound, Centre Excuse consists of Teddy Lewis (singer/guitar/synths/bass) and Alex Rush (synths/percussion/backing vocals) who make up for their lack of numbers with their range of musical talents. The two have been school friends from the age of 8 and established a local reputation in their teens due to their high energy performances that match their sound and impressive music videos that create a dreamlike atmosphere, despite often being low budget.
“Powerful stuff from Centre Excuse, I’ve seen them live a few times and they really do emulate that, when gigs are back get yourself to a Centre Excuse gig as they really are sensational”Dean Jackson – BBC Midlands
By 2017, they were releasing a single each month and collaborating on projects with other likeminded artists. Their video for ‘Joy Joy Joy’, which you can watch below, was a collaborative project with Alexander Chitrenko, a Nottingham based student director and film maker.
Having now fully developed their sound, Centre Excuse’s 2020 releases and their upcoming album shows their development into a fully fledged army of unmissable electro-rock excellence. Make sure to keep an eye on their social media to be the first to listen to their new album on July 24th.