praise still ringing in their ears from their first single released
last year (My Salvation/You Had it All October 24th 2005), 2006
is set to be the year where Guiles profile is elevated further.
2005 was a busy year for Guile, having played over 100 gigs across
the country and supporting the likes of Neils Children, Stephen
Fretwell and We Are Scientists, Guile have built up a loyal and
ever present fan base.
This incessant gigging has paid off and Guile have made the transition
from support act to headliners. Already this year the band have
played the newly opened Birmingham Barfly, headlined the Night and
Day, played as one of sixteen cherry picked acts for the Xposion
stage at Gigbeth and headlined the Bull and Gate, London.
Guile are the latest band to be taken under the wing of Gavin Monaghan
(The Smiths, Editors, the Cure), perhaps this is recommendation
enough. At Monaghans Magic Garden Showcase Guile were moved from
an opening slot to headliners due to the amount of A&R and Management
interest in the band. After an explosive set; an A&R person
from Parlophone commented to Monaghan, 'Those kids have star quality.'
This 'star quality' is undeniable. With a magnetic stage presence,
thoughtful lyrics and heavy guitar riffs, Guile have been compared
to a plethora of bands including Sonic Youth, the Velvet Underground,
Spacemen 3, Echo and the Bunnymen, Death in June, Public Image Ltd
and Whipping Boy...Not least an incessant comparison to The Jesus
and Mary Chain because of their association with producer Gavin
Whilst acknowledging the legacy of
brothers in rock, and despite the myriad influences informing their
work, Guile are certainly not wannabe posturing rock idol victims
and their songs are anything but derivative.
Their latest single 'Serendipity' is released Monday 5th June and
available at your favourite digital store.