Being championed by the likes of Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Big Cheese, and securing support slots with such high profile acts as The Blackout, Funeral For a Friend and Gallows, it appeared that Yorkshire scream-core outfit Ourfamous Dead had their ascent through the rock stratosphere all mapped out. Except that these kinds of things don’t necessarily go to plan.
Following the release of their ‘Claws At The Door’ single, which received extensive airtime on Kerrang! TV at the time, vocalist Andrew Jensen knew it was time for change, and took the difficult decision to transform Ourfamous Dead into something greater.
Returning to the studio to work alone, Andrew focussed on tracks that had long lain dormant, which, with the aid of some studio wizardry, soon sprang to life in the form of bold audio sculptures, nuanced with depth and shadow. The fear of failure combined with the sense of loss and despair at having potentially made a massive error of judgement was channelled into something that would become much greater than he could ever have conceived, stadium-sized choruses clashed with undercurrents of rage and self-loathing, all central themes of the discordant noise that was soon to escape.
Jensen emerged into the light with the three completed tracks – ‘Ghosts’ , ‘The Corruptor’ and ‘Stars’ - originally released as the ‘Zero One’ EP in early 2013.
Determined to bring the songs to life beyond the studio, a live band has been recruited consisting of former Ourfamous Dead members: Vier Jennings, Simon Green and Robin Speight.
With Jensen now a fully-fledged outfit, rehearsals are currently taking place for a string of live dates in early 2014. In addition, Andrew Jensen is also currently in the process of recording the debut Jensen album at his own studio, The Hellion Corporation, Leeds.
To celebrate Jensen joining the ever-expanding Armalyte roster, their ‘Zero One’ EP has been fully re-mastered and supplemented with two additional tracks; a cover of Duran Duran’s explosive ‘Wild Boys’ plus a remix of the track ‘Ghosts’ by acclaimed Scottish maths/electronica retro-futurist duo i!. Retitled ‘Zero One [Redux]’, the EP will be available as a free download from Monday 27th January, to coincide with the release of a new promo video for their ‘Wild Boys’ cover.
Ghosts (i! Have A Ouija Board Remix)
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