On Saturday we won Battle of the Bands in Leeds!! We are over the moon £1000 cash prize and a les paul guitar plus some recording time at Eiger studios in Leeds. All thanks to The Music Room, Radio Aire, The Light and Eigar Studios.
Some of you may have noticed our recent pictures that have accompanied our single release. All thanks to the talents of Eddy and Lee of Visionary UK. The shoot was held at LEEDS STUDIO HIRE in Pudsey.
Yes it was yesterday, but we are still so chuffed about this wonderful write up we got by Duncan Seaman at The Yorkshire Evening Post, right underneath an article about the fabulous La Roux! Click Here to read the preview that mentions how we met, Abi's acting career, our music video and Single Launch party.
We are so excited to be releasing the first single "If You Know How" from our Debut EP this Saturday. It will be available from all major digital download outlets and we will also be selling exclusive cassette tapes at the launch party which will be at The 360 Club in Leeds. If you don't have a tape player there is no need to worry as there will be digital download codes inside so you can still pump out the tunes on your digital device.
Last night was the night of the premiere for our first music video, for our debut single 'If You Know How', and what a night it was! It was held at the fantastic Al's Dime Bar on north parade in bradford, and we had some great live acoustic performances from Traffic Wire, Dave Hanson, Matt Dunwell from City of Lights and Elliot Long.
Big thanks to everyone who was a part of our video, and to everyone who came down for the premiere for making it such a special night! And Big Thanks to Conor Butler of CLBFilm for directing the video.
The Video is now on Youtube and can be viewed below...
In the past few weeks we have been working on the music video for our Debut single 'If You Know How'. We shot scenes in Bradford City Park and at Crest Tyres in Lidget Green, with the talented up and coming director Conor Butler and a hoard of Issimites. Big thanks to Amy Alexandra for doing the makeup, Crest Tyres for providing the location and the breakdancers from Clean North who were incredible. Also a big thanks to all of the Issimites that took part and made the video so good! Here's some pictures from both day's filming:
Issimo's Abi is set to run 5K in The Race For Life raising money for Cancer Research UK. She needs all the sponsors she can get to reach her target. Sponsor her now HERE
Shure are running an international competition with producer Chris Kimsey (famous for his work with the Rolling Stones). ISSIMO have submitted 'Pretty Simple' as their entry for the competition (you can check out our entry profile here, if that's the sort of thing you're into). The Judges have just whittled the 240 + entrants down to a shortlist of 20 and we made the cut!
Having listened to the rest of the top 20 we there's some really stiff competition (we know you're meant to say that kind of thing, but we actually really mean it. Some of the entries are absolutely top banana. e.g. this) so we're crossing our fingers...
The full band are set to play at the 360 club at The Library in Leeds this Friday with 3 awesome bands: Sola Virtus, Hearts & Souls and The Gorgeous Chans.
So far ISSIMO have sold all of their tickets (and then some) for the night and reports are that tickets from all other sources are in short supply. Tickets have been on sale at Jumbo & Crash Records but it looks like it's going to be a sell out. So if you want to make sure you can get in on Friday, get down to Crash or Jumbo in Leeds and see if you can get the last remaining tickets.
We are currently compiling a list of extra names to reserve tickets at the door but again; spaces are limited. We're not sure how many more spaces we will be allowed to reserve. If you want to get in on our guest list get in touch ASAP!
We can't wait for Friday to come, It's going to be a great night!