If a band deseves to be referenced as "unique", the US phenomen Pavlov's Dog fits the bill. When Pavlov's Dog signed its recording contract with ABC in '74 for the unheard figure of $ 650.000,- they were the highest signed newcomer band ever since. Pavlov's Dog's 1975 debut album Pampered Menial was voted by Mojo Magazine into the Top 30 of the most important Prog-Rock releases of all times. But for a breakthrough as big as the companies expected, David Surkamp's incredible vocal performance turned out too unique for the US mainstream radio. The band disbanded in 1977.
During a break of nearly 30 years rumors continued to swirl around. Some said David took his own life, others he died after helium inhalation. In 2004 Pavlov's Dog united for a 30th anniversary concert, broadcasted by Microsoft. In the light of the worldwide attention Surkamp decided to reform the band. Eclipsed magazine voted the 2010 comeback album Echo & Boo on rank 13 of the year's most important releases. 2016 saw the release of the live doubleCD/DVD House Broken.
The latest studio album Prodigal Dreamer was released in December 2018. It was awarded "Album of the Month" and "Best Album of the Year" (rank 14) by Eclipsed Magazine (Germany). Breakout Magazine dedicated the title story to the album and awarded it with the "Hall of Fame" decoration.
Quotes for the album Prodigal Dreamer
"Damned close to Pampered Menial. Feels like listening to band classics" (Eclipsed, Album of the Month, Germany) "A genious masterpiece that you can't stop listening to" (Breakout, titlestory & "Hall of Fame Award", Germany) "Quality songs and lovely performances. An album for those with wide tastes" (Decibel Geek, USA)"Secures true immortality" (DMME, Canada)
"Mesmerizes the listener deeply" (Musikatlas, Austria)"The long breath of a masterpiece. Magical Pavlov's Dog flair" (Rocks, Germany)"A uniquie melanche ... moments of creeps ... affecting emotions" (Musikatlas, Austria) "An opus of highest artistic and poetic meaning" (Giornale Metal, Italy)
Before Sunday is a band with a raw, energetic and personal attitude. Their sound blurs the lines between different genres, including pop, rock and alternative, revealing a rather eclectic approach to songwriting and a very impressive musicianship across the board. The London combo has been pretty busy making new music as of late, and they recently released their brand new studio effort. 'Obsessions' is the new intimate and emotional single of Before Sunday. Sia blends with Radiohead and gives an intense but catchy and melodic result. Their first single release "No Destination", a well produced song with a lot of energy and grit, inspired by the edge of indie-rock and the jarring charisma of blues with an R&B twist. Before Sunday are known for their hard work, humble attitude, and passionate dedication and commitment to their music. Their career, to date, accumulating the 'Finalist' award from the UK Songwriting Contest for both their single releases and the 'Special Mention' award for their 'Obsessions' video. At the moment, Before Sunday are putting the finishing touches to their debut album which will be released during the summer of 2019.
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