Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Storys -five-album deal

The Storys received a bumper Christmas gift this year, signing a five-album deal with the Warner Group record label.

The major deal means their recent release, The Storys, will be put out worldwide on Warner's Korova label.

Frontman Steve Balsamo says: "We are delighted. Wednesday, December 21, was an auspicious day to sign the deal. It was the winter solstice and it was also Dai's birthday.

"We did a bit of celebrating and played a great gig that night at the Ginglik Club in

The Storys are the first band to be signed to the relaunched Korova label. Steve says its rejuvenation is a sign of a positive move in the music industry to recognise diverse and mature tastes that are looking for something more substantial than pre-teen pop.

"I think since the success of acts like KT Tunstall and James Blunt, there is a move to meet more adult tastes."

On the back of the deal the band will head off to one of the most important music events in the international calendar, South By South West, out in Austin, Texas, in March.

Grandaddy of Grunge Neil Young will be there and other acts making the trip include KT Tunstall, Beth Orton, Tom Verlaine, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Death in Vegas.

The Storys will head off for mega music-networking shindig Midem, in Cannes
in January too.

Steve says his previous rocky deal with Sony gave him some invaluable experience.

"We are completely positive about this. They are taking the whole album, lock, stock and barrel, so we feel we are steering this one from the beginning.

"We have all been working so hard at this for so long. And we have put the record out on our own, so we know we can do it ourselves."

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