explorers

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explorers - Indietronica New Wave Indiepop Indietronica Electropop Live Act in Chesterfield

explorers Short Info

explorers are a alternative Synth Pop New Wave band from Sheffield.

“Taking electropop to the stars”

It’s hard not to smile while listening to Explorers, a duo consisting of Sheffield native Jeremy Dennis and Chesterfield born/Portuguese-bred Robert Bannister. Drawing influences from their childhood, they craft dreamy and upbeat electropop that drips with adventure and nostalgia. Heavily inspired by the 1980’s (their named after the 1985 Joe Dante film), their use of synths and drums perfectly match the journey they want to take you on. They’re not completely retro-fuelled, mind, with hints of Hot Chip and snippets of Empire Of The Sun seeping through. Anyone going to a disco that starts in the clouds and ends on an undiscovered planet will need this lot along for the ride in 2015.

"Electronic Sound Magazine".

Highlights:

Recently had there song 'The Rocketeer' soundtrack the official Channel 4 (UK) Hollyoaks winter trailer 2015/16.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1hwzsWNiXE&feature=youtu.be

Had over 900,000 plays of their song 'The Rocketeer' on an official youtube Buzzfeed video:

http://youtu.be/uZT-yHRo6cI

Had placements of their song 'Jump in my machine' used on Premier league football (Sky TV), Disney programme Violetta, independent film soundtrack 'Romeos' and the main theme for Euronews innovation channel.

Radio:

Notable radio airplay on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 Introducing show as well as frequent airplay on BBC Radio Sheffield and East Midlands Introducing shows as well as other regional and international digital/FM radio shows.

Live:

Performed and Broadcast live on BBC Introducing Sheffield from Tramlines festival 2015 as part of the BBC Introducing's official Tramlines stage at the Plug, Sheffield.

Press:

Featured in The Guardian's new band up north as well as many online zines and blogs:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/the-northerner/2013/may/13/explorers-new-band-up-north

Explorers plan to release their debut album in 2016.

explorers are a alternative Synth Pop New Wave band from Sheffield.

“Taking electropop to the stars”

It’s hard not to smile while listening to Explorers, a duo consisting of Sheffield native Jeremy Dennis and Chesterfield born/Portuguese-bred Robert Bannister. Drawing influences from their childhood, they craft dreamy and upbeat electropop that drips with adventure and nostalgia. Heavily inspired by the 1980’s (their named after the 1985 Joe Dante film), their use of synths and drums perfectly match the journey they want to take you on. They’re not completely retro-fuelled, mind, with hints of Hot Chip and snippets of Empire Of The Sun s...

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Past Gigs explorers

  • 07 | 2015 The Plug, Sheffield Tramlines Festival
  • 07 | 2015 West St Live, Sheffield
  • 06 | 2015 The Washington, Sheffield
  • 06 | 2015 West Street Live, Sheffield
  • 04 | 2015 The Rehouse, Sheffield The Rehouse
  • 12 | 2014 Chandlers Bar, Chesterfield
  • 08 | 2014 Portland Arms, Cambridge

Discography explorers

  • 2014 Radar Single | Islandearth
  • 2014 We All Run Single | Islandearth
  • 2013 Eighty Eight Single | Islandearth
  • 2013 Alicia Single | Islandearth
  • 2013 Talking To Your Ghost Single | Islandearth
  • 2013 The Rocketeer Single | Islandearth
  • 2012 Souvenirs EP | Islandearth

Media

  • Sound Numbers
  • Sound She Said
  • Sound The Rocketeer
  • Sound Talking to Your Ghost
  • Video 8 Easy Adventures You NEED ...

Origin

  • Chesterfield GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Robert Bannister Lead singer/founder
  • Jez Dennis Drummer/producer/founder
  • Ross Bannister Bass Player/backing vocals

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