Band of the Week.

Fridge Magnets

Fridge Magnets. Up and coming electro-indie rockers, party animals and all round crazy bastards. These are a group of ambitious young guys, headed by the charismatic Steven Winton.

Fridge Magnets. Up and coming electro-indie rockers, party animals and all round crazy bastards. These are a group of ambitious young guys, headed by the charismatic Steven Winton.

It all started with a few gigs in slightly more humble venues such as ABC 2 and King Tuts, Glasgow, however promoters quickly realised that this is a band that can both draw a crowd, and more importantly, keep them entertained . As a result they were soon putting in excellent performances at the likes of Rockness, T In The Park and Belladrum festivals, and supporting the likes of Calvin Harris, Alex Metric, Japanese Popstars and Burns.

In March 2012 they won the award for ‘Best Electronic Act’ at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards beating off a lot of strong competition. They also won the Best Electronic Band at this years Electronic Music Maker Awards

They received Radio 1 support for their demos of, Death of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Weapon and Feeling Grows, before the latter was playlisted on daytime Radio 1 and played by the likes of Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills, Greg James, Dev, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac and Gemma Cairney. ‘Feeling Grows’ was also synced in a STA Travel ad.

If you are looking for an insight into what the band actually sound like they describe themselves as “a mash up of Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 with elements of Example and Faithless”. Winton never fails to get the crowd going and his professional and consistent front man performances backed up by the musical talents of Ciaran Pasi (bass), Laurie Sanderson (lead guitar), Chris Philip (drums) and Campbell Nelson (synthesiser/programming) rarely disappoint.

It has become very clear that Fridge Magnets are destined for bigger and better things and not surprising that they have been invited to play at huge events such as The Lynx All Nighter atLondon’s Coronet Theatre. In a recent interview with STV, Campbell Nelson stated “Swapping places with The Prodigy would be a dream, they provide the type of live show that we aim to have one day. They fill any arena in any country.” This is a bold statement but one that, by account of their recent performances, you have to take seriously.

If you don’t actively seek out Fridge Magnets you will most likely come across them sooner or later as they are destined for Rock-stardom. Check your festival line ups, your local clubs and all the best dance bands supporting acts and you’re sure to see the name pop up sooner or later. It may be the ‘Death of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ but it’s definitely not the death of electro rock, only the beginning.

Band Members:

Campbell Nelson
Steven Winton
Ciaran Pasi
Laurie Sanderson
Chris Philip

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Written by Paul McJimpsey

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