Always the Quiet Ones disbanded in early 2013 after a memorable five-year run featuring two EPs, notable press and radio coverage, and countless live shows, including with Fighting with Wire, Mojo Fury, Deaf Havana, & Cancer Bats. At its height, ATQO blended often violent, often ethereal melody with a complex, guitar-driven soundscape, brutal and melodic in equal measure.

 

The band received national airplay on Kerrang!, XFM, Q Radio, & others, and press in Metal Hammer, Kerrang! (‘Introducing’), Big Cheese, Rocksound, & more. Singles ‘Drought’ and ‘Freak Show’ featured on Playstation's ‘Rockzone’, and the band was ranked no. 12 on VidZone’s ‘Ones to Watch 2012’ list.

 

Always the Quiet Ones would like to thank its fans for their support. Purchase ATQO's back catalogue at bandcamp.com

Drought | Ghost in the Filament EP Officially released in August 2012, double A-side ‘Drought | Ghost in the Filament’ is Always the Quiet Ones’ second studio album. Both tracks were playlisted on XFM Radio, and single ‘Drought’ received extensive national airplay on Kerrang!, Q Radio and Total Rock Radio. Produced by Always the Quiet Ones, Tony Draper
Engineered and Mixed by Tony Draper
Mastered by Robin Schmidt

Listen to the band’s debut EP ‘Freak Show’:

Soundcloud    Bandcamp

KERRANG! FEATURE
On 16 July 2012, Always the Quiet Ones shot with maven photographer Danny North for Kerrang! Magazine. The shoot incorporated forty sparsely dressed women, bandaged, masked and painted white, to make a writhing seabed of soul-sucking succubi. For the full page Introducing feature, Katie P. interviewed singer Blas Barragan, Jr.:
‘Screaming faces, writhing bodies, freaky masks and half-naked musicians?! So, Always the Quiet
Ones… what the hell’s going on here, then?
“It’s absolute chaos, isn’t it?” screams vocalist Blas Barragan, Jr. from underneath a pile of
bodies.

“We asked everyone we knew, ‘Hey, fancy stripping, painting yourself white, lying down and

letting us lie on top of you?’ Surprisingly, a lot of people said yes.” ’ (Kerrang! Introducing, p. 12)

 

The feature ran as part of the 22 August 2012 issue.

Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.

Katie Parsons - KERRANG!
Katie Parsons - KERRANG!
Katie Parsons - KERRANG!
Katie Parsons - KERRANG!

“Three cheers for Liverpool’s Always the Quiet Ones whose stomping rock songs and quirky painted appearance make for a blistering beginning to the week.”

Graeme Williams - CIRCLEPIT.TV
Graeme Williams - CIRCLEPIT.TV
Graeme Williams - CIRCLEPIT.TV
Graeme Williams - CIRCLEPIT.TV

"Its heavy, melodic and catchy, its something that Biffy Clyro used to do in their earlier albums, except these guys do it better. They rip up the rule book and have created something special that wont leave the listener short-changed."

BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE - Review: ‘Drought | Ghost in the Filament’
BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE - Review: ‘Drought | Ghost in the Filament’
BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE - Review: ‘Drought | Ghost in the Filament’
BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE - Review: ‘Drought | Ghost in the Filament’

“The rock beasts cover a mature technical proficiency and an energetic riffage that reminds you of early Biffy Clyro. After getting critical acclaim for their EP ‘Freak Show’, they continue their ascent with this double-sided single and the quintet demonstrates that they are anything but quiet.”

Andy Garibaldi - DEAD EARNEST - Review: ‘Freak Show’
Andy Garibaldi - DEAD EARNEST - Review: ‘Freak Show’
Andy Garibaldi - DEAD EARNEST - Review: ‘Freak Show’
Andy Garibaldi - DEAD EARNEST - Review: ‘Freak Show’

“Through a typhoon of riffs, a sea of dramatics and an ocean of hard-rock musical depth, the band

unleash controlled mayhem on the trio of corking tracks to such a degree that you'll be playing them for a long time to come.”

Larry Day - LIVE MUSIC SCENE
Larry Day - LIVE MUSIC SCENE
Larry Day - LIVE MUSIC SCENE
Larry Day - LIVE MUSIC SCENE

“Only every once in a blue moon do a group rock so hard that they transcend the greasy pits and rise up into the big leagues - Always The Quiet Ones are one the cusp of leaving that pit.”

Jodie Woodgate - ROOMTHIRTEEN.COM
Jodie Woodgate - ROOMTHIRTEEN.COM
Jodie Woodgate - ROOMTHIRTEEN.COM
Jodie Woodgate - ROOMTHIRTEEN.COM

"Always The Quiet Ones have concocted a sound that has both a reassuring familiarity and an exciting sense of the unknown all wrapped up in one"

Ryan Wilkinson - LOVE MUSIC LOVE LIFE
Ryan Wilkinson - LOVE MUSIC LOVE LIFE
Ryan Wilkinson - LOVE MUSIC LOVE LIFE
Ryan Wilkinson - LOVE MUSIC LOVE LIFE

"Alternative rock has forever constantly been a changing art and ATQO have proved that change is

good. Bringing a darker side to rock they have created a unique sound which won’t go unnoticed"

Marianne Calnan - HEVYPETAL.COM
Marianne Calnan - HEVYPETAL.COM
Marianne Calnan - HEVYPETAL.COM
Marianne Calnan - HEVYPETAL.COM

"The instrumentation and various vocals blends throughout Freak Show depict how hard the band

have worked on it, their brilliant musical abilities and influences, and paints a painfully bright future for them"

Katie Nagy - PUSH TO FIRE
Katie Nagy - PUSH TO FIRE
Katie Nagy - PUSH TO FIRE
Katie Nagy - PUSH TO FIRE

"The vocals are powerful, the musicianship is flawless and the songs are well written and perfectly produced to show off this bands immense talent and marketable appeal. Definitely a band to keep your eye on."

“Always the Quiet Ones are the band for those who miss Tool and crave the heavier side of Biffy
Clyro”

- Ian Camfield (XFM)

METAL HAMMER

"Stark, dramatic and deliciously oft-kilter!”
- BIG CHEESE MAGAZINE
"Band of the month!"
- ROOMTHIRTEEN.COM
August 2012
We Are Seeking
We are seeking new associations with management, press, booking and record companies, through which to achieve greater industry exposure, wider public reach, and furthering opportunities made possible by your contact base. We will endeavor to always provide a marketable and saleable product, musically and visually, and an untiring work ethic.

This EPK was designed by Mike Brits.

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