Departures Artist Biography

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Published/Updated: 19 Aug 2009, 15:34

Biography: There are at least four bands named Departures.

1) Departures are a melodic hardcore band from Glasgow, United Kingdom. Forming in 2007, they started to create a buzz and energy within the british hardcore scene with their debut full length, When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted, promoting a brand of passionate modern hardcore, with strong melodic guitar riffs and emotional lyrics and subject matter.

They have released 2 EPs to date, Escaping, a 4 song EP in 2010, and their latest release Green Turns to Red, Then Turns to Gold, a 2 song EP in 2012. Now signed to FITA Records, both EPs and the LP can be downloaded from the FITA Records web store.

In October 2012, Departures signed to No Sleep Records for the release of their second full length, Teenage Haze. FITA Records and In At The Deep End Records will be releasing the vinyl and CD respectively in the UK/ Europe.

DEPARTURES is - James McKean, Daniel Nash, Andrew Traynor, Pierre Charlesworth and Alistair Le Machine Morrison.


2.) Formed in 2009 from the remains of Northern Jersey Scene staples Repeating Goodbye, Mispent Youth and Goodnight Bravado; Departures was put together out of the necessity to make honest music in a scene so badly watered down and insincere. In the disbanding of the aforementioned acts held four friends whom all met in High School and have been playing music together since their years as teenagers.
Now in 2010, Michael, Stephen, Christian and Doyle have come together with producer John Naclerio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Polar Bear Club) at Nada Studio to make the follow up to their 2009 self titled EP to be released in late 2010. With a national fan base rapidly growing, the future looks bright for these four Jersey boys.

3.) Departures is a five piece band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Live, they consist of guitars, bass, drums and words. Not fitting in with their local music scene, Departures have been perceived as being austere, but really they are just a bunch of sweethearts.

Departures have been steadily building and subsequently destroying good will for the past two years. Having shared the stage with the likes of Women, Braids, Born Ruffians, Boats and many others,
Departures has ingrained themselves into the independent music community by frequent touring and word of mouth. They have tracked both locally and nationally on college radio and play a category of music that has been described as "angular", "warm" and "punchy".

Departures are recording their debut album with Howard Bilerman (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Vic Chesnutt, Arcade Fire), with its release scheduled for mid-2011. It is the result of much penny pinching and sleepless nights.

4.) Departures is Australian classical contemporary jazz formed in 2007. One of the few Third Stream acts in Australia, Departures blends Classical textures with Jazz improvisation, deft musical expertise with remarkable flexibility in structure and composition.

Predominantly a showcase for the works of Brisbane multi-instrumentalist Alex Hodgins, Departures has performed as an ensemble of up to nine members including internationally renowned saxophonist Elliott Dalgleish. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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