A NEW gritty rock band from Carlisle, REWIRED, are set to release their debut album in the coming weeks. 

The self-titled album, which is set to be released on August 5, has been written and produced by the band themselves originally as part of a college project but has since grown into something much bigger. 

The band includes members, Max Morgan (formerly of The Afternoon Sessions) ; Jake McNicholas (who also plays with The Northern Threads); Lilly Rose and Josh Bailey. 

Lead guitarist, Max Morgan, said: "Once you press play on this album there's no stopping it, every song is packed full of addictive riffs, heartfelt lyrics and roaring bass lines, all tied in with the electric chemistry of the band.

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"We have been working on it for 6 months and are super happy with how the final result has turned out. You can expect big catchy rock songs and a non-stop upbeat pace throughout," he said. 

The band have been going from strength to strength, having recently supported Glastonbury performers Hardwicke Circus and are currently getting ready for their support slot for world famous rock band Toploader on August 12. 


"This will be our second year at Solfest playing so we are really excited to be asked back. There's an extra buzz about playing at a festival, you're surrounded by such good energy and fun from all the crowd and being surrounded by so much other talented artists and friends makes it such a good experience," he said. 

Max was in praise of Carlisle's music scene and the fellow artists he's met along the way. 

"I think that the Carlisle music scene is really defined by the people in the bands themselves, everyone we have met through being on the scene ourselves has been so welcoming and friendly and we have definitely met some friends for life. Some of our personal favorite local acts are MyLittleBrother, Postcard band and Delagrave," he said. 

You'll be able to hear the new 9-track album from one Carlisle's most exciting upcoming acts via spotify on August 5. 

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