Exile Parade (UK)
“They got the swagger of Oasis, they reminded me of a totally punked-up Rolling Stones. Move over Kasabian!” – (Jim Gellatly – BBC Radio)
“Mix The Music’s indie-dance tunes, Oasis’s brazen attitude, Jet’s urgency and Kelly Jones’ gloriously dragged out vocals and you’d have the sonic bomb that is Exile Parade…best catch them now, whilst they’re playing the more intimate venues, for if this single’s anything to go by, Exile Parade are destined to detonate into the big time.” – (Au Magazine about the ‘Heart Into Suicide’ single)
“They sound like Kasabian on speed. The singer has Liam Gallagher and Robert Plant sized aspirations sizzling through his blood, they could be a new main stage pleaser in waiting.” – (Disorder Magazine about the ‘Heart Into Suicide’ single)
“The Oasis of 2008, but then on speed” – (Eric Corton / VPRO radio)
“Best Rock and Roll I’ve had the honour and pleasure of being involved with since Oasis ‘ first album. Fucking stunning, evil music.” – (Owen Morris – Producer – Oasis, The Verve, The View)
“They sound like Oasis but with bigger testicles.” – (Jed the Fish – KROQ Los Angeles)
“The most promising band to emerge in the last five years.” – (Mick Middles – Author of Joy Division” to “New Order”: The True Story of Anthony H.Wilson and Factory Records)
“Recently I have been in Real World Studio with Exile Parade from Warrington. Best Rock and Roll I’ve had the honour and pleasure of being involved with since Oasis ‘ first album. Fucking stunning, evil music.” – (Owen Morris – Producer – Oasis, The Verve, The View)
“This band is the “dogs bollocks” of rock. Absolutely brilliant. They’re unsigned right now but destined to be massive.” – (Sat Bisla – A&R Worldwide President – Passport Approved DJ/Indie 103.1 fm)
It was produced again by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, The View) with additional production by Marco Migliari (Sigur Ros), and was recorded at Real World Studios in Bath and Monnow Valley Studios in Wales. Suburban Records released Hit The Zoo in Spring 2012.
Checking in from the sessions, Morris said: “Recently I have been in Real World Studios with Exile Parade from Warrington. Best Rock and Roll I’ve had the honor and pleasure of being involved with since Oasis’ first album. F-cking stunning, evil music.”
Legends are made live onstage, and Exile Parade’s play-as-if-your-life-depends-on-it ethos has built them a formidable reputation.
After sharing the stage with iconic UK singer Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets, XFM Manchester) he tweeted: “Ace band and one of the best front men in the UK.” In China, Exile Parade wowed a live audience of over 30,000 people and 150 TV viewers during their performance on the main stage at the Zebra Music Festival.
Internationally, the band continue to seduce and inspire audiences with their glorious pent-up emotionality. In 2013, they were invited to play in Manchester City FC Beijing welcome party showcase as the headliner sponsored by british football brand UMBRO.