Credit: Bare Poets
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Credit: Bare Poets
Dear person with ears,
We're Scott, Josh and Rob, and we are Bare Poets, a three-piece alternative rock band from Medway, Kent.
Inspired by bands like Nirvana, Marmozets, Nothing But Thieves, Queens of the Stone Age, and Royal Blood, we're influenced by powerful, gritty, heartfelt music and we do our best to capture this kind of raw energy in our own songwriting and performance.
We started writing and playing music together after we met in Year 7 and continued in a band throughout school. Practising together regularly for years has formed a tight, effortless musical bond which has given us a confidence in our abilities as a band. We've watched each other grow as musicians and we know how each other thinks and plays which is almost tangible when we perform together.
Moving away for university brought an end to the five-piece band we were in at school, but we're now 24/25 years old and over the last couple of years we've gradually built up new momentum in writing as a three-piece. With a renewed drive for writing hard-hitting rock, we’ve been constantly writing and recording, producing and engineering everything ourselves for our 4-track debut 'Tough Love EP' set for release in early 2019.
Our music centers around big riffs, chunky distorted guitars, growling basslines, pounding grooves, swirling delays, and angsty vocals. We love combining pretty melodies with angry tones and we love the freedom of playing with song structure to take the song in whatever emotional direction it needs to go. We all crave the feeling of working together to create music from our ideas, and having been close friends for thirteen years means we're not afraid to tell each other when something doesn't work. Nobody's here to make music you can ignore.
We work hard putting our tunes together and we're really proud of the songs we're putting out into the big wide world. This first EP is just the first taste of what we've got to come.
We've just released the music video for our debut single 'Contraband' which is up on YouTube now. The song is also available on all major streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Amazon Music, Shazam etc.
Thanks for reading,
Bare Poets x