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Control of the Going are comprised of brothers Liam and Ashley Hart who provide the backbone of the band, Liam on vocals and guitar, Ashley on guitar. Stephen Ackley adds another guitar element into the mix, Minesh Mistry on keys, with Matt Byrne and Tom Sillitoe providing the rhythm section on drums and bass respectively. Having emerged from Manchester in July 2015 , a city with music bursting from its seams, they have quickly garnered a reputation as one of the best new bands in town – becoming a ‘One to Watch’ for even the most ardent gig-goers. With a succession of live performances which have seen them placed increasingly higher up the bill and their first dates out of the city boxed off, their reputation proceeds them and the benchmark has been set high for this much anticipated release.
Alongside a string of rave reviews from local press, they have been featured on Real Radio XS Future Classic, become a mainstay on Amazing Radio, as well as being aired on the world renowned KEXP. Control of the Going have forced their way to the forefront and ‘She’ marks their purpose, offering a taste of the Wrong Way Records LP which is to follow.
‘She’ is already attracting attention, having premiered on KEXP. The uplifting track offers four minutes of buoyant guitar rhythms, moody evocative lyrics, psychedelic tinge, and a melodic synth undertone. The musical complexity and combination of elements tells of a band much older than 18 months. B Side
‘Wildflower’ is a prominent feature in their live set and a firm fan favourite, crowds readily get down and groove to its prevalent keyboard melody and lulling vocals and jangling guitar riffs.
Currently receiving massive props from local tastemaker John Rob, 2017 looks set to be a big year for the band.
B. Wild Flower