Monday, 26 March 2018

Quiet As A Mouse Release 'Modern Belle' Music Video + Debut Album Out On 27th April

Quiet as a Mouse – Creative Scotland Funded Debut Album
Release Date: 27th April 2018 (LP, CD & Digital)
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QAAM will be launching their debut album ‘Is It Funny When It Hurts?’ with live shows in:

Glasgow on 26th April at The Hug & Pint
Edinburgh on 27th April at Leith Depot
London on 29th April at The Old Blue Last

Quiet as a Mouse are an Edinburgh based indie/alternative band formed by Alex Moran (Singer/Songwriter), Darren Irwin (Lead Guitar), Eamon Gilson (Guitar) and Martin Patrick (Bass) and Graham Longbottom (Drums) in 2012.

The group’s live reputation has quickly grown as QAAM have supported Hinds (Deers), The Orwells, Palma Violets, The Big Moon, The Orielles, Coasts and The Crookes. Their first batch of London shows were with Club Fandango at Bull & Gate & Buffalo Bar as well as headlining Birthdays and The Old Blue Last.

These outstanding performances have earned them “Gig of the Day” from Ruth Kilpatrick at Amazing Radio, airplay support from Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland), Chris Martin, Charlie Ashcroft and Jim Gellaty at Amazing Radio.

On the back of the free download track ‘An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo)’ the band released their debut single ‘Home Is The Hardest Place To Find’ in August 2013.

Quiet as a Mouse released their next single ‘Casketcase’ in February 2014. ‘Casketcase’ like ‘Home Is The Hardest Place To Find’ was produced by Marcus Mackay (Frightened Rabbit & Snow Patrol) and mastered by Chris Potter (Arctic Monkeys).

In August 2014 QAAM released their debut EP ‘British Flag’ which was engineered and mixed by Liam Watson (The White Stripes ‘Elephant’) at Toerag Studios (Metronomy, Tame Impala & The Wytches) in London and mastered by Noel Summerville (The Clash & Aphex Twin).

The band released their 2nd EP ‘Memorybox’ (recorded at Ca Va in Glasgow) in April 2015, which was coincided with launch shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow & London.

Quiet as a Mouse are releasing their debut album 'Is It Funny When It Hurts?' (Part funded by Creative Scotland and produced by Kris Pohl (Idlewild) at Post Electric Studio in Leith) on 27th April 2018.

The Daily Record called Alex “a genius and a prophet” and said of the ‘British Flag’ EP “like The Smiths, Orange Juice and Brian Jonestown Massacre; its knowing, fragile and indie-tastic.” They also mention QAAM's first single ‘An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo)’ calling it “one of the best songs they have heard in over ten years.”

"Quiet as a Mouse are no strangers to the BBC Introducing Mixtape. We featured their free download track An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo) in February and the single Casketcase in June. Despite alarm bells ringing from the word “Christmas” in the title, this track comes from their splendid debut EP British Flag which was actually released in August. In any case, the groove and performance on this track are simply irresistible – the band’s strongest work to date. Roll on 2015." Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

"Quiet as a Mouse are fast becoming one of Scotland's hottest prospects...'Home Is The Hardest Place To Find' is a soaring anthem packed full of reminds me of Snow Patrol's edgier moments." The Sun

“They’re picking up a wee buzz about themselves.” Vic Galloway BBC Radio Scotland

"This (QAAM upcoming 2nd EP) is the indie genre churning out one of its finer offerings of the past few years." The Metro

"Some bands don't even achieve such a great track as ‘An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo)' let alone give it away for free. It's a contender for Scottish single of the year." The Daily Record

"There is enough in Alex Moran’s band’s armoury to sink a battleship…New single Casketcase is a heady mix of Weezer and Nirvana, its Goth for the new millennium…I love this band." The Daily Record

'Home Is The Hardest Place To Find' was selected by The Herald's Martin Williams as the 51st best song of 2013 and 27th best Scottish song of 2013 calling it "Majestic offkilter alterno-indie."

"Inspired in part by the shimmer of Teenage Fanclub and the heaviness of Nirvana. This blend seems to have won them a few admirers, mohawk-haired Scottish music impresario Jim Gellatly among them." Edinburgh Evening News