MY PASSION are Laurence René (Vocals, Guitar), Jonathan Gaskin (Drums, Vocals, Electronics), John Be (Guitar) and Simon Rolands (Bass, Synth), four young men with a fearless, rebellious intention, DIY ethics and a genre-smashing electronic induced metallic punk sound. My Passion's story has only just begun but they are a band set to make 2009 their own…
Born two years ago in the leafy suburbs of Hertfordshire, My Passion have done what all good bands do – toured endlessly, racking up more than 400 shows to date. If there is one sure indication of how a band have struck a chord with their audience then look no further than the bands myspace – over 65,000 friends and over 1,000,000 plays and counting..
Keeping a fiercely independent spirit the band set up their own label Style Suicide Records and released a series of singles – “Tomorrow Girls” produced by Mark Williams (The Killers) sold out 2,000 run in a matter of weeks. Follow up “Booman” topped the indie store charts and then the band hooked up with John Mitchell (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six) for their summer single “Day Of The Bees” a boundary breaking release sold with their My Passion Fashion merchandise (the miniature cd becoming the t-shirts label). Alongside this the band played with the likes of The Automatic, Kill Hannah’s 36 European tour, The Camden Crawl, Robots In Disguise, The Faint, Late Of the Pier and support to a sold out tour by US pop cult act Jeffree Star.
The bands debut album, “Corporate Flesh Party”, shows a band at the height of their powers – driving rhythms and distorted guitar overlaid with electronic hooks and infectious vocals and melodies. From the driving riffs of album opener “Crazy And Me” to the electronica punk tinged “Hot In the Dolls House”, from the infectious melody of “Plastic Flesh Garden” to the drive of album closer “Vultures Are People Too”, the album is a remarkable debut. “Corporate Flesh Party” was produced by John Mitchell. The albukm will be released through Cool Green Recordings (part of the Mascot Records group - John 5, Joe Bonamassa and Volbeat).
Fresh from a sold out UK tour in January/February 2009 supporting Innerpartysystem and MC Rut and March European dates with JM Kane, My Passion have a series of dates across the UK in 2009.