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The Self Titled – Airlock and War of Attrition

Welcome to two new singles from The Self Titled.

Airlock – Ooh, loving the heaviness!  The intro’s almost vampiric!  Here is a seasoned metal band, who just know what to do and how to do it.  The whole song carries itself along confidently, with lots of perfectly metallic sounds, beats and tones.  It holds a nice aggressive melody throughout, which reels you in and continues with the relentlessly heavy vibe right to the end.  A very tasty slice of metal pie!

War of Attrition – Straight in there with some very heavy metal instrumentals. Ooh, the vocals here are reminiscent of Dave Mustaine’s own Megadeth vocals!  That’s some skill to nail!  Liking the growls and fabulously melodic vocals and lyrics within this track!  Versatile in the demonstration of the easy rapid swings between tones and pitches.  This track means business!  Some truly magical guitar riffs that just fit like a glove.  Rolls along heavily to the end.  Got to love it!

Star Rating – Forget the star rating.  I want more!

If you’re going to push me for a star rating, though, I’d have to say 10/10.

http://jennytate.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/the-self-titled-airlock-and-war-of-attrition/


MVM approved London metal merchants release a brand spanking song – and we’ve got the lowdown

 

When this very website launched in September, we did so with a feature that had been written a couple of weeks before with The Self Titled.

Sitting on a wall outside the venue with three of them, guitarist Daz, drummer Paul and new singer Neil, we spoke about influences. Neil, who had only just joined the group, spoke with clear passion about his love for Mike Patton’s vocal dexterity. As he was so new, we asked him nest he was going to bring to the group, his answer was one word: insanity, was all he said.

The band also told us that the new stuff was heavier than before, more modern sounding with a metal crunch. We didn’t disbelieve them and their live show a couple of hours later was appreciably heavier than the album “Defaced” had been, but those things are just things bands say aren’t they?

Let’s be honest, have you ever read an article with a band in which a member said: “yeah, the new record? It’s ok, but it’s not a patch on the debut if I’m honest.” Thought not.

It is a tremendous and not to say entirely welcome surprise that with “Airlock” The Self Titled not only walk it like they talked it, they have come up with their best material to date.

First off it is heavier than what had gone before, beginning with an almost thrash intro. Second Dean’s vocal performance is astonishing throughout, with all the twists and turns of Patton, but never veering into a pastiche of his hero. This is, just like they said it was going to be, a very different – and dare we say better – The Self Titled.

The package adds a second track, “War Of Attrition.” The song swaggers along on a bass filled groove and has a real confidence about it. Again the new man on vocals takes centre stage – and you suspect this was the point. Lyrically it is darker than the bands earlier material, and benefits from this superbly, and the whole thing is elevated by superb guitar work.

 

The full length album that both these tracks come from is due to drop next year. If this is what we can expect from the sessions then it is going to be one to wait for excitedly.

http://www.maximumvolumemusic.com/self-titled-airlock/

 

THE SELF TITLED live review @ Bloodstock 2014

 

“Highlight of the set for me was the track “Running Scared” a song which is clearly designed to get an audience rocking out and which achieved its purpose with some aplomb.”

“They concluded the New Blood festivities in fine style and became another band on my ever growing ‘must investigate further’ list.”

FOR THE FULL REVIEW CLICK THE PIC


If you go down to the woods or even the shops today you will find TST in KERRANG this week, after having our debut album DEFACED reviewed.

“the muscular rawness that chugs you into moments of pure ecstasy”

KKK

REBECCA RAYNER



THE SELF TITLED live review @ Sruffy Murphys

“Performances as edgy as this aren’t easily forgotten. The Self Titled. Rememer the name”.
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Review of "DEFACED" by TBFM

"The production is excellent. The writing and composing is superb. The band have a very professional package"

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“You can hear in every track that their heart and soul has gone into this album and there is a lesson to be learned by that, this is what you have to do these days to be a cut above the rest, wear your heart on your sleeve and take a leaf out of The Self Titled’s book. Congratulations Gentlemen, A great album”.

 

Global Onslaught gives this album a 4 out of 5

 For the full review click the logo



Review of "DEFACED" by "THE SELF TITLED" page 56

http://issuu.com/rickpalin/docs/after_dark_issue_7


ALBUM REVIEW by CACK BLABBTH

“Mixing a touch of old school thrash attitude with a musical craftsmanship more often seen rocking arenas and festivals, this is a proper metal fans’s metal album, and the work of a band poised to take the next step”

ALBUM REVIEW by BRFM

"Some beautiful guitaring and crash cymbals bring this rock ballad to life. One of those tracks you'll want to play loud when your feeling a little low to pick you up and get you back to your rocking self."

 

REVIEW of "DEFACED" FROM HAWKRADIO



Nice little review...From the Rock/Metal Circus...cheers guys 

http://brutifulmetalradio.crazy4us.com/t468-rock-metal-circus-festival-9-21-2013-day-2-part-2

 

Having witnessed all of these fantastic acts we still had the 'Aftershow Party' to look forward to and another band. I've already mentioned that the organisers had done an absolutely miraculous job of trying to keep everyone to their allotted time slots (a lot of larger events could learn a thing or two from the team who worked on this) but invariably things do get behind and it was a terrible shame that 'The Self-Titled' had to be limited to just three songs so that the 1am curfew was kept to. However, all I can say is WOW, what an excellent three songs. They, without a doubt, put on one of the performances of the day with their thumping metal riffs and excellent sound laying waste to what remained of the venue. I certainly wasn't the only one talking about how good these guys were afterwards. 'The Self-Titled', remember that name!


REVIEW FROM BRUTIFUL METAL RADIO

"The Self Titled' just have that knack of writing hard hitting mid to fast paced tunes that swing, rock and were made for headbanging to, you just cannot help yourself. This sort of stuff is why I have made metal and rock my life for the last thirty one years and as a drummer myself these are precisely the sort of songs I love to play! 'Twisted', 'Running Scared', 'Stomp'...the list is endless because not one of the ten tracks on offer are anything less than brilliant".

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REVIEW FROM GIGglepics

"Hailing from deepest, darkest Kent, The Self Titled’s debut album “Defaced” is shining proof-positive that the UK hard rock / metal scene is alive and still kickin’ ass.  Drawing on a host of influences from metal, grunge and southern rock and mashing them up into something original, fresh and eminently moshable is the name of the game here and what a game it is!"

Bottom line.  Do your ears a favour; go buy “Defaced”.CLICK ON IMAGE TO READ THE FULL ALBUM REVIEW


REVIEW FROM THE MUSICIAN'S UNION DEC 2012



The Self Titled
Defaced

Skin stripping metal from a band to watch in 2013, whose first album sets an awesome pace from start to finish. Recorded at Anchor Baby Studios and engineered and co-produced by Dan Lucas, the five members here (vocalist Mark Campbell, guitarists Daz Towner and James Forrister, out-going bassist Steve Saunders and much-respected drummer Paul Brander) consistently demonstrate why the revitalized Kent band is being tipped for success. Soul control is a superb first track with tension and release in perfect balance, underpinned by classic riffage and sixth gear vocals. Sure to be treading biker festival stages in the coming months, all fans of 21st century British heavy rock are put on alert. Excellent debut.


Keith Ames

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“DEFACED”
by The Self Titled
released 2012

I liked this entire album from the first chords of the first song, “Soul Control” and all the way through to the tenth and last song, “The Silence”. This is the kind of music that grabbed my attention right away and kept it until the tenth and last track had played. The music is high-intensity, hard-driving, and raucous, and should appeal to any fan of hard rock. The songwriting is straight-ahead and because of that, the songs are easy to follow on the first listen. But there is also enough dynamic variety in the musical arrangement that I never got bored with it, and it kept me headbanging through just about all of the album.
 
The vocals intrigued me immediately. The singer passionately delivered the lyrics, but in a way so that I could understand most of the words; and he did that with a distinctive sound and style of his own. 
I also thought the guitar work was very evocative and expertly performed. Actually, the musicianship across the board was really superior, and each band member did justice to their axes. The production values added the finishing touches that make this cd sound professional. The guitar, in particular, had great tone, but really everything else sounded good, too. Also, all the instruments and vocals tracks were well-balanced and easily distinguished in the mix.
I thought the sequencing of the tracks was just right. Each song seemed to naturally follow the previous one, and it was as though the album was telling a story. The breaks in rhythms and intensities were artfully placed and made this a satisfying album all the way through. 

You’ve written, performed and produced a kick-butt hard rock album. And you’ve done all that in a style and with a “signature” sound that gives your band “brand recognition”. Keep up the great work! You ROCK!!!

Leslie J. Bialik

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Review of 'DEFACED' from LOUD-STUFF.COM

"This album isn’t just something you listen to and then move on from, it’s something that you’re going to crank up loud, love every second of, then get out to a show to see the band for yourself. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what these guys can come up with to follow this one – but based on this, it’s going to be pretty damned awesome"..click on the link to read the full review......


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Review of 'DEFACED' from The Crimson Moon Webzine

"To sum up The Self-Titled have produced an outstanding CD here. It has more rock than the Rockies, more power than a nuclear plant and more balls than a snooker table!
It is sheer rampant power has unique addictive points and very versatile – just listen to “Coming Home” and then “Break these Chains!” And you will see what I mean!
So get out your air guitar and throw yourself about a bit and you can do a spot of air drumming in between – if you can keep up"!

 

9½/10


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Review of 'STOMP' from The Unsigned Guide:

 

Im sure you won't mind me confessing that this is one of the best songs I have recieved yet!  

Can't help but think of some great metal bands from over the years who successfully managed to get a great big polished sound whilst retaining the energy and drive of classic rock. Artists that spring to mind are as diverse as Soundgarden, Black Sabbath and Van Halen! With great production too, the track really stands out on my headphones! 

I really think that you are on the right track with 'STOMP'. The rock market is an over crowded one and its difficult to stand out from the crowd. It has its own niche with current rock performance and I believe that you will be able to find others in the industry who'd agree.
I wish you good luck with this and the future!

The Unsigned Guide.


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REVIEW FROM TBFM FROM THE BMF TAILEND SHOW

“We saw 4 great bands play to a very appreciative crowd including my favourite band of the night The Self Titled (who TBFM play on air a lot).”

http://tbfmonline.co.uk/2012/09/22/the-bmf-tailend-party-2012/



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REVIEW BY (GRACE NOTE-SMASHA ZINE)

“SO FAR, SO GOOD” … (TST – DEFACED) 
I love music and I love talking about music, so here is my shot at reviewing 
a new album (to me at least) of a band that I know scarcely little about, 
which is sometimes the best place to start, so here goes. 
Now being the genius I am, I listened to the album in the complete wrong 
order than the actual album track listing – this is going to be a little 
mixed up – but just pretend your iPod is on shuffle. 
Firstly I listened to “Break These Chains” – the classic metal down-stroke 
skip and half time drum force rumble through the song accompanied by the 
slow versus fast pace of the verse and chorus, which creates a brilliantly 
clashing sound. The vocalist belts out lyrics such as “I’m not evil, I’m 
just insane” and “Set us free” which have hints for me of Metallica’s 
“Master of Puppets” both word wise and sometimes in sound – should we obey 
or should we be free, set to a metal/hard rock accompaniment. 
Next I heard “Coming Home” which starts much softer than all of the other 
songs by droning in, but similarly to “Break These Chains” it juxtaposes and 
becomes a lot harsher with intense lengthy guitar solos (reminding me of 
Slash G’n’R’s) with an emphasis of repeated musical run downs. Again much 
like the previous song the lyrics carry a recurring theme of freedom and 
control – “I’ve been locked away for something I didn’t say”. 
“Mr Nobody” begins and reminds me instantly of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” 
with the lone guitar notes echoing to create a fantastically eerie sound. I 
have to say this song reminds me the most of other great bands and I can 
hear some of my favourite bands within this song. I hear Beretta Suicide (an 
insanely great band from Leeds that you should definitely check out), hints 
of Demented Are Go! and Lemmy in the vocalists screaming, shouting rasp and 
Metallica – as I hear a lot of metal riffs and the classic question and 
answer guitar used in many Metallica songs. 
Now this is where I get to the really good stuff – “Soul Control” has got to 
be my favourite track off of the album. The sound rings and echoes in and 
then viciously blasts into the song. This song truly is a hammering frenzy 
of shrieking solos and maniacal laughter (and let’s face it, when has a song 
with evil laughter ever been bad?) This song, I feel, is the easiest to 
dance to (am I allowed to say that about a metal song?), I listened to this 
song with a good friend of mine and we air drummed and attempted to head 
bang throughout the thrashing song (usually we are the skanking, annoying 
pogo dancing gig goers). So yes, my opinion is that this song is brilliant. 
Other songs of the album, for example “Intuit” and “Running Scared” hold 
interesting and important messages for the listener. Intuit is all about 
trusting and not trusting yourself and Running Scared – facing your fears 
(Running Scared also includes a God-like voice that booms over the rattling 
guitar, drums and bass. 
 “Stomp” and “The Silence” are similar to each other and fairly repetitive, 
however “The Silence” has extremely cool guitar effects and a screamy, 
breathy vocal effect at the end. 
Finally “Twisted” has a sort of strange offbeat almost Ska influence skip to 
it (I know Ska, completely the wrong genre, but hey!) which much like “Soul 
Control” would be easy to move to at a show; “Warped” being the last song I 
listened to has a very awesome, almost oriental breakdown midway through the 
song, where the dynamics change and the mood of the sound changes with it. 
Overall this album is great. Certain songs shine with true hard rock/metal 
greatness. I would recommend this album for fans of Bon Jovi, Metallica, 
Nickleback, Beretta Suicide and Guns ‘N’ Roses. 
Grace Note 
“SO FAR, SO GOOD” … (TST – DEFACED) 
I love music and I love talking about music, so here is my shot at reviewing a new album (to me at least) of a band that I know scarcely little about, which is sometimes the best place to start, so here goes. 

Now being the genius I am, I listened to the album in the complete wrong order than the actual album track listing – this is going to be a little mixed up – but just pretend your iPod is on shuffle. 
Firstly I listened to “Break These Chains” – the classic metal down-stroke skip and half time drum force rumble through the song accompanied by the slow versus fast pace of the verse and chorus, which creates a brilliantly clashing sound. The vocalist belts out lyrics such as “I’m not evil, I’m just insane” and “Set us free” which have hints for me of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” both word wise and sometimes in sound – should we obey or should we be free, set to a metal/hard rock accompaniment. 

Next I heard “Coming Home” which starts much softer than all of the other songs by droning in, but similarly to “Break These Chains” it juxtaposes and becomes a lot harsher with intense lengthy guitar solos (reminding me of Slash G’n’R’s) with an emphasis of repeated musical run downs. Again much like the previous song the lyrics carry a recurring theme of freedom and control – “I’ve been locked away for something I didn’t say”. 

“Mr Nobody” begins and reminds me instantly of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” with the lone guitar notes echoing to create a fantastically eerie sound. I have to say this song reminds me the most of other great bands and I can hear some of my favourite bands within this song. I hear Beretta Suicide (an insanely great band from Leeds that you should definitely check out), hints of Demented Are Go! and Lemmy in the vocalists screaming, shouting rasp and Metallica – as I hear a lot of metal riffs and the classic question and answer guitar used in many Metallica songs. 

Now this is where I get to the really good stuff – “Soul Control” has got to be my favourite track off of the album. The sound rings and echoes in and then viciously blasts into the song. This song truly is a hammering frenzy of shrieking solos and maniacal laughter (and let’s face it, when has a song with evil laughter ever been bad?) This song, I feel, is the easiest to dance to (am I allowed to say that about a metal song?), I listened to this song with a good friend of mine and we air drummed and attempted to head bang throughout the thrashing song (usually we are the skanking, annoying pogo dancing gig goers). So yes, my opinion is that this song is brilliant. 

Other songs of the album, for example “Intuit” and “Running Scared” hold interesting and important messages for the listener. Intuit is all about trusting and not trusting yourself and Running Scared – facing your fears (Running Scared also includes a God-like voice that booms over the rattling guitar, drums and bass. 
 “Stomp” and “The Silence” are similar to each other and fairly repetitive, however “The Silence” has extremely cool guitar effects and a screamy, breathy vocal effect at the end. 

Finally “Twisted” has a sort of strange offbeat almost Ska influence skip to it (I know Ska, completely the wrong genre, but hey!) which much like “Soul Control” would be easy to move to at a show; “Warped” being the last song I listened to has a very awesome, almost oriental breakdown midway through the song, where the dynamics change and the mood of the sound changes with it. 

Overall this album is great. Certain songs shine with true hard rock/metal greatness. I would recommend this album for fans of Bon Jovi, Metallica, Nickleback, Beretta Suicide and Guns ‘N’ Roses. 

Grace Note ( SMASHA WEB ZINE)

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BY RINGMASTER http://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/the-self-titled-defaced/

With the greatly impressive song Mr Nobody a constant presence on the daily playlist here and recently featured on The Bone Orchard podcast from The Reputation Radio Show, the anticipation for the debut album from UK rock band The Self Titled was an eagerly growing itch which only the release could alleviate. Sometimes such eagerness ends in disappointment such the expectations placed upon something but with Defaced, the band not only matched but easily surpassed those hopes. The album is a bruising slab of rock power brought with quality craft and invention. It has no pretence towards or delusions of breaking down boundaries but if there has been a better and more exhilarating collection of pure rock n roll tracks it is hard to bring them to mind over the past year with only the Trucker Diablo album able to match what The Self Titled have unleashed.

From Kent the quintet of vocalist Mark Campbell, guitarists Darren Towner and Dan Wright, bassist Steve Hobbs, and Paul Brander on drums, has become one of the most prolific and sought after bands across the UK, their dynamic stage performances leading them to supporting the likes of Kobra and the Lotus, Forever never and Jezabel Deva and thrilling festivals alongside bands such as Status Quo, The Damned, and Gun. Defaced was due to be recorded in April of 2011 but such the demand for them on the live circuit the band had to be put it back due to lack of time to give it the attention it deserved. Now they have been able to find that space and have unveiled an album which is deeply rewarding and pleasing. One doubts the band would ever put out something rushed or substandard but the album is of such might it proved the decision to wait was correct. Last year also saw the band lined up to sign with Blaze Bayley Recordings, the label set up by the man himself and would have been one of his first signings but things as happens did not quite work out and the band decided not to follow that link up.

The Self Titled has a sound which ignites all the best elements of rock and metal to combine them into a feisty force ofinfectious and compulsive sounds. There is at times a trash tendency which reminds of latter day Metallica but the Americans for all their good songs have never excited as much on their recent albums as the Brits easily do on Defaced. The album is not only impressive in its sound and songwriting but in the extremely high consistency from the opening triumph Soul Controlthrough to the closing piece of might The Silence. The opener emerges on a sonic scraping of the ear to immediately explode in to a riotous surge of busy and hungry riffs and eager rhythms. The guitars flash and thrust with dramatic energy and the bass of Hobbs is a prowling brew of delicious contempt, whilst the vocals of Campbell with admittedly a more than slight Hetfield tone rasp and draw the lyrics perfectly. The song is an immense and undeniable start.

From here on in its simply impressive track after track, the likes of the following Twisted with its incisive rhythms from Brander alongside the mesmeric guitar play and the insatiableStomp leaving one breathless and eager for more without reservation. The second of these two is a blistering storm of imaginative melodic rock and greedy riffs which is irresistible. If infectiousness could be bottled this track would be its advertising soundtrack, a nonstop exercise in perfect rock n roll.

Evert track is a highlight on Defaced but there is always a soft spot for My Nobody. The song within seconds lights up the ear with guitar and bass beckoning as irresistible as the vocals are brooding. It is another rampaging riot upon the senses with everything about it instinctively siren like, though the most muscular one you are likely to meet. With jabbing beats, bustling riffs, and brewing atmosphere building up to incendiary and wonderfully concussive crescendos it is one of the best songs unveiled this year.

The rest of the album though does not ever pale against the song with those previously mentioned and songs like the inventive Warped and the final song The Silence a quality match. The first is a clever blend of teasing grooves and again irrepressibly infectious riffs with intelligent provocative atmospheres and ingenuity, especially in the unexpected aside mid song. The last track is brings an outstanding close to the album to rival the outstanding start. The song bustles and presses the ear with an inciting air and power to leave one drained yet desperate to dive back in to the album right away.

    Defaced is truly outstanding and though there was a belief it would be good it swept those aside with something far more impressive in stature and quality. UK rock and metal has never been healthier with The Self Titled leading the way.

http://www.theselftitled.com

Tune into The Bone Orchard as it brings choice cuts from Defaced over the weeks ahead

RingMaster 26/06/2012


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Review from LOUD-STUFF http://www.loud-stuff.com/the-self-titled.html

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Having featured The Self Titled before, we were obviously excited when they got in touch to let us know about some showcase tracks from their upcoming album so we could check them out. Ever the helpful chap I am, I figured I should check out what was on offer from them!

Stomp opens the selection, throwing down with a soaring lead line before launching into a heavy riff which is surely going to get the world moving. This combined heavy and intricate creates a sound which is impossible to resist, straight away getting you into the music and making you want to hear more. Groove orientated riffs combine with a hard hitting drum backing, the bass roving around as the gravelly vocals do all of the story telling that you could want, continuing to push the boundaries of the track as it grows around you. Catchy from the off, this is a track which shows a band who have been working on their sound, improving their ideas and generally working hard to achieve what they want to do – it’s a fantastic start to things.

Twisted continues the funky and heavy theme, once again launching you head first into a pit of all out power courtesy of the guys – this is music designed to get you moving along, and it’s working. Faster and more urgent than the previous track, there’s a continual barrage of elements throughout this track from distorted guitar lines, pounding bass, pinch harmonics and a hammering drum backing to everything, it’s hard to know where to listen at first but it all soon forms around you. Throwing in a guitar solo just to show they can, the result here is a track which moves from heavy to melodic and back again, all in a matter of seconds. Personally, this is my favourite from the new tracks they’ve got on show here, one which I need to get out and see live.

Closing with Coming Home there’s a display of the bands softer side, opening with a soft acoustic line before moving into a deep and powerful melee of emotional guitar lines, soft drums and a bass line which simply shakes you to your core. Powerful vocals back everything up, creating a sound which is accessible, easy to listen to and thought provoking throughout. This is a moment which live is going to get lighters in the air and people swaying – but it doesn’t last long! Throwing back into their distorted and hard hitting approach to show they’ve not gone completely mad, the track transforms into one which is going to guide you through a range of emotions, all the time letting you know that this is music which is going to stay with you for a long time to come.

I liked The Self Titled when I first checked out their stuff, so I’m really pleased they’ve managed to continue producing music of this calibre. Powerful, emotional, hard hitting and all the time pushing to new levels, this is looking like it’s going to be an album which you simply won’t be able to afford to miss.

To find out more about The Self Titled, check out their Facebook page HERE.

Words: Dave Nicholls


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A review of "STOMP" by A&R reviewer Leslie J. Bialik who works for Music Xray and is a scout for sign me to RoadRunner,

" In spite of the "pre-mix" status of this song, it still makes a good impression. I like the straight-ahead nature of the composition, and the dynamic variety in tempo, volume and intensity makes this an interesting rock song. I do agree that a re-mix and re-master would equalize all the tracks and make everything more balanced, but the basic tonal qualities are very good for this genre. The musicianship across the board is very good (I particularly liked the guitar solo) and the vocals are passionately delivered. The band's convincing performance kept my head banging the whole time. I also think this song is in a style that is beginning to sound only like your band. Keep developing your signature sound and keep up the great work! "

 

To listen to "STOMP" go to the music tab 

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The second band to hit the stage was The Self-Titled. Vocally and musically they sounded like Zakk Wylde but with a deeper timbre in the vocals. There’s a range of ages but not of skill, as they played together perfectly, wowing with skill and style, keeping their on-stage presence going throughout.  When you came in from outside, the wall of sound hit you from this band, backing up their presence with a metal force to be reckoned with. Their slower songs were still filled with passion and fire throughout and it’s obvious they all enjoy it. The highlight was a cover of Drowning Pool’s Bodies which got the crowd and the DJ head banging.


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Described as ‘a brilliant new rock/metal band hailing from the South Coast of the UK’, The Self Titled are out there playing music which is here to shake your soul. Mixing grooves, cool riffs, melody and aggression throughout, the band are due to release their debut album, Defaced, this year. Having been sent a couple of tracks from their EP, I figured it was time to check out what the fuss was all about! click LOUD -STUFF logo to read more..



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Kent based 5 piece band The Self Titled have certainly had a tumultuous 18 months since their formation. Line up changes and putting their debut album on hold for almost a year to concentrate on their live act have given them an edge judging by the quality of the 3 track e.p currently on release via Motivated Music. The aforementioned debut album is near completion and i look forward to reviewing it when available.TO READ MORE CLICK THE PLANETMOSH LOGO...



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I have been listening to the tracks, and quite simply they ROCK!!
I will be playing them on Thursday nights, and would also love to see "The self Titled" live at a gig sometime!!
Look forward to more rocking trax when you are ready..
keep rocking guys!
regards
Farryl(FIST)



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The Self-Titled,
 
Fusing melody with just the right amount of aggression, The Self-Titled are living proof that there is still a place for what is basically a good rock tune amidst today's anarchic slurry of chainsaw killings and blood rituals. Being a fan of all of that, I still need to chill out sometimes and put the bodies back in the basement so there is no better way than with some good old melodic rock.
 
The fact that these guys are British is a bonus because we Brits have always been a stubborn breed and never give up when it's something we believe is worth doing. Take heed world, melodic rock is still amongst us, and it doesn't even need a name. Just call it The Self-Titled.


 



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"The Self Titled have played non stop throughout the UK. Having played with bands like Kobra And the Lotus and Forever Never, as well as at The Bulldog Bash alongside Status Quo and punk heroes The Damned – The Self Titled look set to be one of Britain’s next big rock n’ roll acts."...to read more click on the Rock Reviews 24/7 link 

 


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The Self Titled EP
"You may not have heard of Kent based hard rockers "The Self Titled" before, which is suprising given the amount of time they have spent touring in the two years they have been together, but believe me thats about to change" - Reviewed by Mark Coxon

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The cool thing about this band is that they fit nicely on stage with a few different styles. Their sound is heavy enough for metal yet catchy enough for rock. That’s usually a sign of good solid songwriting............. for the full review click on the GASHOUSE RADIO LINK



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It was literally full to the brim with funky, driving riffs"

by Mike Richardson, Head Editor

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EP REVIEW

"I first saw The Self Titled at Bulldog Bash where they delivered a high energy, meaty rock performance. When I was sent their EP, I was a little ambivalent about whether it would live up to their great live ability."-SUBMITTED BY SJ_SMITH ON WED, 09/14/2011 - 20:53-  rockingmusic.co.uk   

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE BULLDOG BASH PIC TO READ THE FULL REVIEW BY ROCKING MUSIC - Written by Sian Jennifer Smith

"Self-assured, extravagant and proud – this was the first band to really open my eyes at Bulldog Bash 25. Their hard rock sound attracted a good crowd and I was transfixed throughout the set. A band whose members varied remarkably in age, they looked incredibly comfortable on the stage and the chemistry was clear for all to see. They, to me, epitomised how music can bring everybody together. One of my favourite Area 81 performances."



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PLEASE CLICK THE ROCK KENT PIC BELOW TO READ THE SELF TITLED LIVE REVIEW AT THE ATTIC CANTERBURY UNI ON ROCK KENT AND TO VIEW THE PICS FROM THE GIG.

"Blasting in with the heavy rock/metal-influenced ‘Soul Control’, The Self-Titled solidified their position as the loudest and most energetic band of the night, which, with credit to their stamina, remained consistent until the end. If the previous bands weren’t already enough to be heard through areas of the campus, then The Self-Titled would have no doubt made their presence felt. If you’d been inside The Attic then you would have witnessed this 5-piece giving it their all physically. Not one member remained still for too long, travelling around the stage like they owned it. In the case of frontman and lead vocalist Joe, this meant an occasional trip amongst the increasing number of spectators. The Self-Titled played both a mixture of their own material and well-performed covers of Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither’ and Drowning Pool’s 2001 hit ‘Bodies’, which helped keep their audience pumped until their memorable sign-off." by ROCK KENT

 

 



 

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