left to right:
Aaran - Vocals, Guitar & 5 String Bass.
Craig - Synthonics, Vocals & Robo Beats.
Pete - Fretless death bass, Back-Ups.
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NewType is a three man electro-rock vessel originating from the planet Earth (more specifically Leicester in the UK) and launched in year 2003 AD.
Their live crew is comprised of the brothers; Aaran - operating Guitars & Vocals - & Craig - controlling Synths & Vocals respectively and completed by low frequency specialist Pete Shephard on Bass support instruments.
They are inspired by many things; Life, Science-Fiction, Graphic Novels, Anime, Manga and giant robots. But mainly giant robots.
Their musical influences are varied but the ones they share that have directly informed their sound include:
TOOL / FAILURE / THE CURE / KILLING JOKE / MINSTRY / NINE INCH NAILS / QUICKSAND / HELEMET / WIRE / GARY NUMAN / FUGAZI / BLACK FLAG / KYUSS / FAR / QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE / BUTTHOLE SURFERS / FUDGE TUNNEL and DEVO.
To their amusement they have been described as sounding like 'Motorhead crossed with Duran Duran' and 'the mind of Beethoven in the body of a cybernetic woman' and compared to the likes of Soulwax and The Faint but they believe this is more because of their mix of rock and electronica than any actual similarity as they favour a mix of post-hardcore, prog-rock, new-wave and industrial in their approach to their song structures and sound being heavily influenced by Big Black, Failure, Tool, The Cure and Depeche Mode.
They have self produced and recorded a six track self titled EP which will be available to purchase as a digital download from AUGUST 2007 (if not before) from iTUNES, RHAPSODY, MUSICNET, NAPSTER, eMUSIC, and SONY CONNECT.
Four of these tracks can be heard on their myspace player if you visit:
Or all six can be heard in the AUDIO section of our website here:
They have gigged extensively around the midlands since their formation to positive public and critical reaction and supported (amongst others) notable acts such as:
AEREOGRAMME / CAVE IN / OCEANSIZE / SPARTA / YOUR ENEMIES FRIENDS / JARCREW / HUNDRED REASONS / ERRORTYPE 11 / INSTRUCTION / BIFFY CLYRO / JANUS STARK / HELL IS FOR HEROES / MINUS / PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES / DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 / BREED 77 / MIOCENE / 65 DAYS OF STATIC and PITCHSHIFTER
on various dates and venues around the midlands in the UK including;
THE CHARLOTTE (Leicester) / SUMO (Leicester) / THE ROADMENDER (Northhampton) / THE SOUNDHOUSE (Northampton) / JUNCTION 7 (Nottingham) / SUPERNOVA (Derby) / The VICTORIA INN (Derby) / THE SOCIAL (Nottingham) / THE RESCUE ROOMS (Nottingham) and the ROCK CITY BASEMENT (Nottingham).
If you would like to see NewType live keep an eye out for new dates posted on their myspace page or on their website:
In future they would like to play further afield and tour the whole of the UK and Europe if the opportunity arose and playing some of the large open air festivals such as Reading, Glastonbury and Download is a long held ambition of theirs which they are working towards, but, until then, they will continue with their mission in exploring their futures now, documenting and recording their findings and distributing them throughout the ether for past and future generations to decipher.
Explore the future now!!!
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