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Band News (more headlines) 01-30-2014


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Website: http://www.bluepierecords.com
Forming together officially in 2011, The Manhattan Syndrome is an indie/alternative band based in Dublin. They recorded their new album, 'Goodbye Iowa' recently in the summer of 2013 and have new opportunities on the way.

The Blue Pie License team is excited to announce a new license placement for The Manhattan Syndrome in the virtual world with Skylight Games. The song chosen to feature is ‘Cold Company’ a track from their most recent EP ‘And we left it behind’.

The five-piece band originated in the West of Ireland and having played together in various forms since adolescence, The Manhattan Syndrome was formed conclusively in early 2011. They released the EP ‘And we left it behind’ soon after which gathered praise both at home in Ireland, and internationally.

Mixing the sonic scope of Sigur Ros, the drive of Arcade Fire and the mood of the National with their own pop sensibilities, The Manhattan Syndrome have forged a dynamic style of their own; a combination of simple hook driven songwriting with post-rock, momentous accompaniment. They have shared the stage in venues across Dublin with bands such as Planet Parade, Sounds of System Breakdown, The Casanova Wave, and Nanobot.

In June 2011, The Manhattan Syndrome recorded their debut EP, engineered and mixed by Alan Kelly in Windmill Lane Studios. ‘And we left it behind’ draws on influences as far ranging as Sigur Ros and Leonard Cohen while maintaining a polished, accessible sound that accommodates both the band’s driven rhythm and an emphasis on melody led vocals. Lyrically, sentiments of isolation and alienation surface throughout backed by a sometimes sparse, sometimes epic soundscape.

And We Left It Behind was released on the 12th of August at The Workman's Club, selling out almost immediately.

In October 2012, after months writing and rehearsing, The Manhattan Syndrome engaged in a crowd-funding campaign in order to make their debut album a possibility. With the help of the website Fund-It, and the many donors, the campaign was a success.

Their debut album ‘Goodbye Iowa’ was recorded and mixed in Westland Studios, Dublin, and produced by Alwyn Walker and The Manhattan Syndrome is soon to be released. The band have very recently finished filming their first video for the upcoming ‘Goodbye Iowa’ which was directed and edited by the band themselves.

Now we anticipate the release of their debut album ‘Goodbye Iowa’.



“The EP is moving, thought-provoking and a perfect example of the talent that is brewing in Ireland’s underground music scene….Easy to listen to, and even easier to love.” – Goldenplec.com

“This combination of musical, lyrical and vocal styles gels to create something special and almost other-worldly.” – CollegeNews.com



Blue Pie Records is one of the world’s leading independent record Labels and publishing houses. Blue Pie Records has a wide range of alliance-partnerships which it calls upon to create distribution, production, marketing and promotional systems for our artists, labels and global content partners.

Blue Pie's priority artists include Sydonia, Burning the Day, Jack Derwin, The Benjamin Hyatt Band, Terry Oldfield, Phil Manzanera, Johnny Bennett, Suzanna Lubrano, The Objex, Gordon Waller, Dave Evans, Dale Bozzio, and Jessy Tomsko along with labels like ConcertHouse Music, TRAX Records, Mahoning Valley Records, Idyllium Music, Sugo Music, Deluxe Records, Reality Entertainment, and PLG Music Group to name a few. Our live concert and video clip library continues to expand and includes live albums, video clips, and video concerts from artists including, Chicago, The Cars, Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Dave Evans to name a few.

Blue Pie's roster of artists continues to gain worldwide recognition with chart success in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Blue Pie is continually developing new markets for our artists, labels, content partners to connect and reach new consumers and fans for their music. The Blue Pie license team has placed over 2000 film, TV, cable show and advertising license sales over the past 3 years alone. The label provides transparent reporting and digital asset management services through its partner Blue Pie Data www.bluepiedata.com

Blue Pie has developed exclusive digital content supply agreements with many companies including: DJ Central TV, Blue Vault Digital, Magic Blue Creative and their partners. The future is bright and we are wearing shades with our expansion into ASIA, North America and Latin America from 2014 onwards. For more information on Blue Pie please visit www.bluepie.com.au

Blue Pie’s label roster includes:
 Electrik Blue Records USA
 Rock Forever Records
 Reality Entertainment (For Australian and New Zealand)
 Globalev World Music
 Deluxe Records
 Pride Music
 Concerthouse Music
 Self Made Records UK
 Media World
 UnCanny Inc
 Subsonic Records
 DJ Central Records
 Metal Central TV
 + Over 200 others. See our website for details.

Search on 'blue pie' in Google for more information.

Press and Media Contact:

Press and Media Manager
Blue Pie
Unit 20 No 112 McEvoy Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
P: + 61 2 9310 0155
F: + 61 2 9310 0166
E: pr@bluepie.com.au
W: www.bluepierecords.com


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