Silence the Guns
V-Transmission biography. 2016
Genre: Post punk/alternative rock.
Andy Boucher, Vocals, guitars and keyboards.
John Anson, Vocals, lead guitars and keyboards.
Mat Thorpe, Bass guitars, Keyboards, vocals
Mick Bedford, Drums and percussion
V-Transmission are an unsigned four-piece combo hailing from the dark northern industrial heartland of England, that is Manchester. The band have been around a long time predominantly as the songwriting duo of Andy Boucher and John Anson, (Out of The Blue, Cobra Verde). It was only in 2012 with the pairing of Mat Thorpe ( Isolation Division, Distorted Pictures) on bass guitars and Mick Bedford ( The Wedding Present, Chumbawumba ) on drums and percussion was added, that, a new live energy and abstract image brought the band to life with the extra visual and performance dimensions that were missing from the restrictions of V-Transmission as a duo and so the formation was now complete with this inclusion of musicians with similar tastes and influences.
V-Transmission came together thanks mainly to common interests in music, arts, and visual performance. Citing their influences to include anything from other classic artists both past and present such as Roxy Music, The Doors, Joy division, Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Editors and even a hint of The Cult and Metallica, etc.
V-transmission always strive to recapture and deliver the sounds and visual excitement and energy of what seems to be currently missing with some of the more modern established artists. The band like to treat the fans to a full-on show with dreamy stage sets, ethereal and soaring anthemic songs, with a musical fusion of synthesised glory, searing guitars and lacerating lyrics Andy Boucher the bands front man says” We want to give our fans the experience that they belong to an unstoppable’ force majeure’ and are part of a big family?”
V-transmission are currently in the process of recording and completing a self-funded studio album, “ COMA” which is due for summer release 2016, which will be released through the band's in-house promotion stream. There is also a promotional video for,” Silence The Guns,” a track specially penned for all the fallen in military conflicts old and new, which can be heard and viewed on Youtube.
Demo tracks are available to hear on Soundcloud such as Suicide love, All Tomorrows Martyrs and Red Cherry Smiles. There is also a debut single, “No More Lights” now on general release and available to purchase direct through the band's Facebook page and website page, www.vtransmission.com
V Transmission tracks can be viewed and downloaded directly from our store. The band is confident that musically and visually, there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of taste. Gig dates and tours will be available to view on the band's Facebook page.