They move effortlessly from melody rich ballads to furious guitar rock – commanding an irresistible and distinct style that they can definitely call their very own.
Mogul have been refining their craft since they were back in high school – fifteen years old and causing a ruckus in the garage. Both drummer Keith Wickham and keyboardist Alex Ayres have gone on to become music graduates – almost over-qualified to be in a South London rock band! Credibility is reinstated however by frantic guitarist Jamie Fisher, clearly a rock star-in-waiting
The line up is completed by the deep and dark bass grooves of Croatian ex-pat Michael Skorjanec and singer Jamie Gordon with his captivating presence, distinctively raw and emotive voice and catchy lyrical hooks – Jamie certainly is a born front man.
Gary Crowley (BBC Radio) is among a number of radio DJ’s who’ve hailed the promo of the single: even Jools Holland wrote to the band to say how impressed he was with it! Front Magazine recently cited it as ‘Flippin ace’, while ‘What’s on in London’ tagged it ‘fresh, probably because there’s a damn good tune going on in there’. Simmy Richman at the Independent on Sunday meanwhile commended it as ‘excellent – as soon as I popped my headphones on I recognised it as one of those infuriatingly catchy songs.’
A striking video of ‘Play Away’ has also been shot on 16mm by talented new director Mark Wong. It has been previewed on London Live and UK MTV, with presenter Dave Berry citing Mogul as ‘future superstars to watch’.
MOGUL release their debut single, PLAY AWAY, on WRETCHED RECORDINGS on December 1st, distributed by 3MV.
Thursday, October 30th KINGS CROSS Water Rats @ 8.45pm
Friday, October 31st HAMMERSMITH Palais @ 8.45pm
Sunday, November 9th KENSINGTON West One Four
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Thursday, November 20th GREENWICH Trafalgar Tavern
Saturday, November 29th CAMDEN Barfly