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BBC Introducing: Ethatone
Ethatone, St Just's rocking answer to Creed
Ethatone, St Just's rocking answer to Creed

Meet Ethatone, west Penwith's melodic manifestation of the post grunge, rock scene.

The Cornish quartet have just released a very strong single with a debut album on the way.

Hailing from the St Just area, Ethatone are a band with an enigmatic sound and a bright future on the horizon.

To coincide with new album; Keep Your Distance, the band will be embarking on a tour of the South West.

Ethatone are: Martin Jackson - Vocals & Guitar, Richard Blackborow - Keyboards & Vocals, Ben 'Catman' Payne - Electric & Double Bass and Sam Hill - Drums & Percussion.

With dates already planned in Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, Exeter, Totnes, Yeovil and Bristol, 2010 is set to be a big year for Ethatone who, in their own words have their eyes set on: "other as yet unforeseen destinations."

Listen to a track

At times Ethatone sound like a Cornish Rival school, with the occasional post-grunge links to Creed and Nickelback.

Listening to tracks like Off with his Head, Ethatones' sound lures you in with melancholy piano intros, highlighted with an interesting mix of haunting and uplifting vocals which are buoyed by building guitar riffs and further supported by the keys.

The voice of guitarist and singer Martin Jackson hints of James Morrison at his deeper moments, but with the bands indie-funk rhythms in the background the whole effect creates a more layered sound.

Keep your distance contains 11 songs written collaboratively by the group and recorded, mixed and produced locally in Truro. The CD was mastered by the legendary Jon Astley.

To coincide with the debut album release, a special concert will be held at The Acorn Theatre in Penzance on Friday 12 March at 8pm.

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