Lowestoft rock band Scream Serenity signs first music deal with London label
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A Lowestoft hard rock band has signed its first deal with an independent music label based in London.
Scream Serenity, which formed in 2014, described the May signing with 3Ms Music as the 'biggest piece of news we've ever released'.
'We can now officially announce that we are a signed band!' Scream Serenity posted on its website.
The four-man band is made up of Jordan Fennell, 26, guitar and vocals; Ian Messenger, 26, guitar and vocals; James Golder, 24, bass and vocals; and Jon Lindow, 21, drums.
Mr Fennell said the 18 month deal covered their debut album which will be released in late September or early October.
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'There are 10 tracks on the album and at present it's currently being edited,' he said.
Other artists under the 3Ms Music label include 360, Sharks and Jah Wobble.
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Mr Fennell said the band would benefit from the deal in many ways, including getting more exposure in the mainstream media and on radio stations, which would hopefully lead to 'bigger things'.
Once the album has been released the band will look to tour next year but for now the four members all still hold down day jobs.
'For us the most important thing has been the funding side of the deal; that people have seen enough in us to invest. That sends a really positive message,' said Mr Fennell. 'We're hoping this will start opening more doors for us.'
He said while most of the band's following was based in the UK, some of their tracks were played on US radio stations.
'We have some following over there but closer to home we're popular down Ipswich way and Essex and have quite a good following around London too,' he said.
'I think there is still a place for hard rock – you don't hear or see about it a lot in the mainstream media but there is a following.'
Mr Fennell said they would be holding a 'home town gig' in Lowestoft at Zoo Bar on Claremont Pier on August 19 as part of Lowestoft Rocks. Doors open at 7.30pm, and tickets are £6 in advance or £7 on the door.
For more information visit the band's website at www.screamserenity.com