Profile of Cinder

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER The Joiners, 141 St Mary's Street, Southampton Doors: 8pm, line up as follows: Little Green 20.30, Cinder 21.10, Alphino 21.55, Black Star Crash 22.40 Tickets: £5 on door

Cinder have had an amazing couple of years, they have played alongside The Darkness, The Wildhearts and Alice Cooper at Guilfest and also supported the mighty Balance of Power (500,000 album sales) at a concert on South Parade Pier in Southsea. They have played numerous London dates including The Marquee and a headline slot at The Garage. They have also played at The Guildford Civic Hall, The Wedgewood Rooms, The Joiners, Portsmouth Uni (with Rat:Daddy), CityFEST in Guildford (with Simon Friend of The Levellers), The Talking Heads, The Agincourt, The Hobbit and in the summer of 2004, headlined a minifest at The Bandstand in Southsea. Their debut 10 track album, Innocuous has been given the thumbs up by Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Les Carter (ex-Carter USM). They have also received excellent reviews from various media, including Maximum Metal in the US. "Good riffs and powerful melodies, quirky Englishness supported by a multitude of classic rock influenced backdrops, all played with energy" says Paul Miro (of Apes, Pigs and Spacemen whose critically acclaimed album Transfusion topped the ‘95 rock charts both in the UK and Europe). Cinder have been added to the playlists of radio stations in both the UK and US. Their hypnotic single ‘Fake’ was chosen by The Storm for a CD they have used to promote their radio station. Not surprisingly, Cinder have been snapped up by one of the UK’s biggest rock promoters, Five Miles High. They state "Fake stands out as one of the strongest tracks we've heard this year, melodic and hook-laden yet brimming with attitude and starkly attention snatching - a true anthem for the RnR underground FMH have always sought to promote". Cinder are in good company as FMH also promote A, Backyard Babies and The Wildhearts. A recent live gig review from Vanity Project said "Their tunes burst to life easily and have a fluid movement to them. Musically they have managed to straddle that heaviness coupled with melody barrier with ease, each song tonight has enough charisma to stand-alone and each manages to be memorable in its own right, a rare thing to find in a whole set. They are the sort of band that has the potential to cross over to a mainstream audience with ease if only they had that break." Cinder are earning themselves a decent fan base (in the UK and US) which is continuing to grow through their website (over 3000 visits per month)