1- Crazy And Me - 3:55
2- Play Dirty -3:36
3- Day Of The Bees - 4:00
4- Never Ever Land - 3:09
5- Winter For Lovers - 4:54
6- Hot In The Dolls House 4:15
7- After Calais - 2:06
8- Thanks For Nothing - 3:50
9- The Fabulous Blood Disco - 4:15
10- Plastic Flesh Garden - 4:24
11- Vultures Are People Too - 4:15
MY PASSION are Laurence René (Vocals, Guitar), Jonathan Gaskin (Drums, Vocals, Electronics), John Be (Guitar) and Simon Rowlands (Bass, Synth), four young men with a fearless, rebellious intention, DIY ethics and a genre-smashing electronic induced metallic punk sound. My Passion's story has only just begun yet there is enough to write a gripping tale of adventure and immortality here....
My Passion's world so far has consisted of endless touring and promotion. The story started in the unlikely leafy Herts suburbs of London back in 2006, Childhood friends with a shared vision and determination, Intent on creating a huge sound and the theatre to match that hit the audience hard and either had you screaming for more or running in fear. Word quickly spread as they took their energetic show on the road, racking up almost 500 shows at the last count! Crowds swelled due to word of mouth about the exciting live performance, as well as with those who discovered My Passion online via their Myspace page (www.myspace.com/mypassion) run by the band themselves with almost 70,000 friends and plays of well over a Million.
The band met producer John Mitchell (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Funeral For a Friend) at one of their headline shows. Falling in love with the production and the chemistry between the band and producer Mitchell they went on to record their debut album with him. In their hideout in Reading John & the band worked for a month capturing a collection of killer tracks entitled “Corporate Flesh Party” which was dropped at the end of June(UK). The band have just signed a 3 album deal with Dutch label Mascot Records on the strength of their live show and their debut album.
My Passion have shared the bill with bands as varied as The Automatic, The Faint and Lacuna Coil, and supported Jeffree Star on his debut UK tour, being asked to join him via a myspace message (what else!). The band’s biggest tour to date was as special guests on Kill Hannah’s 36 date tour of the UK and Europe, where an early morning exploding tour bus in the Swiss Alps saw the band lose everything they owned apart from their instruments and their enthusiasm. Even this high drama and cheating of death didn’t stop the tour! A personal recommendation from Kill Hannah led to My Passion joining the sold out Innerpartysystem UK tour early in 2009, then a text message out of the blue from Jeffree Star saw them joining him once more on his last UK tour.
This year has seen My Passion hit the festival circuit in a big way, with slots at Liverpool Sound City, Camden Crawl, Download, T In The Park and the Underage Festival. Most recently, My Passion completed a 30 date UK headline tour to celebrate the release of Corporate Flesh Party, starting the tour playing on a rooftop in Central London, and ending it by playing to 500 believers from a stage that they built in a church in Camden town! Alongside finding the time to book their ferocious tour schedule, My Passion have been busy developing their own merchandising brand “My Passion Fashion”, a hugely successful range which has sold in the thousands online and at sold out shows all around Europe. One look at the band’s myspace shows that everyone in their top friends is proudly displaying their My Passion Fashion!
2009 has seen My Passion exploding into the wider world and the consciousness of new music lovers, grabbing a top 3 spot in the Kerrang best of 2008 end of year Readers Poll, Number one spot in Rock Sound magazine and also in the Top 10 MySpace Ones to Watch in 2009! The band has since been featured heavily in Kerrang! Magazine including a poster before the debut album had even been released and secured a covermount CD spot and feature in Rock Sound, as well as articles in Big Cheese and Disorder magazine. Some huge brands have jumping on board to endorse and support a band doing everything for themselves including Red Bull, Hughes & Kettner, Hartke, Stagg, and Cort Guitars.
Things are moving from strength to strength for My Passion, with a nomination for Best British Newcomer at the 2009 Kerrang! Awards, a new single set for release in August, which is already playing on Kerrang! Television. and a string of European dates lined up, including their debut European festival, Stagedive Day Out in Sweden in late August. The huge popularity of the music, merchandise and My Passion’s determination to work till they drop has meant they have been able to fund tours and gain a rabidly addicted fan base without any outside backing, through their own hard work built upon the key ingredient that gave the band their name, (my) Passion. The music may not scream punk in a traditional sense but all the rebellious intentions and an attitude to follow their own path, driven by pure desire and the thrill of engulfing fans inside their world, exciting those who see and hear it will soon make My Passion one of those unconventional success stories that arise once in a generation to win the hearts of millions.