After three years together The Domino State launch their debut album Uneasy Lies the Crown
The Venue - Rough Trade East record store Brick Lane
I got in touch with bass player Wil Padley from Reigate, Surrey and asked for an invite.
A large crowd had gathered inside the store when I had arrived. Many of them were browsing the shelves of the store, some were queuing to purchase their copy of the album whilst others secured a place at the front.
The walls were graphitized with scribbles from previous showcased bands such as Vampire Weekend and Good Shoes.
Clearly a popular venue for bands that are on the brink of breaking through, one problem though, after a very long day and difficult journey there was no bar.
Luckily for me, the band didn't delay coming on stage and played their full set with only one minor hiccup with a speaker.
This band like their distortion, which is present on several tracks on the album.
Also front man Matt Forder has a voice that is convincing as it is strong. It needs to be, to be heard over the three guitars, drums and their guest violinist.
The band hot and sweaty, thanked everyone for coming and as the lights turn up I could see that the store was full with fans spread right throughout the aisles.
A triumph of an album launch as even more copies of the album are swiped off the shelves and people queued to get their copy signed by the band.
The Domino State have opened the stage for, Coldplay, M83 and Longview and have fan bas here in the UK and in Europe.
The bands next live date is Friday the 10 September at Bestival on the Isle of Wight.
Uneasy lies the Crown was released on Monday 16 August, you can check out the singles' Firefly' and 'We must not shut ourselves away' online.
The Domino state are, Matt Forder (Vocals), Tim Buckland (Guitar), Jim Machin (Guitar), Wil Padley (Bass), Rich Smith (Drums).
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