Critically acclaimed British rock band Iconic Eye release their new EP “Back From Behind The Sun” on Friday 4th December 2020.

Critically acclaimed British rock band Iconic Eye are pleased to confirm that Janey Smith, previously known as Janey Bombshell, is their new lead singer. She makes her debut with Iconic Eye when they release their new EP “Back From Behind The Sun” on Friday 4th December 2020. The EP is available to pre-order from – https://iconiceyemusic.com/new-ep.

The title track “Back From Behind The Sun” will be released as a single on Friday November 6th.

To celebrate the release of the EP, Iconic Eye will perform a socially distanced seated and live stream concert at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton on Thursday December 3rd. Special guests will be Naked Sunday. Tickets are priced £15 VIP seats, £12.50 standard seats, and £10 live stream, are available from www.betterthanlive.co.uk/event/iconic-eye. The new EP and new merchandise, including T-shirts, will be available on the night.  

The new five-track EP was recorded at M2 Studios in Coven, West Midlands and features a cover of Jefferson Starship’s “Jane”, plus four original songs co-written mainly by Greg Dean and Janey.

BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUN
TRACK LISTING

BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUN (3:18)

JANE (4:03)
GHOST TOWN (4:17)
HAVE MY DAY (4:23)
FEMME FATALE (4:16)

Greg Dean plays rhythm guitar, twin leads, keyboards and singing backing vocals on all the tracks.

For the first time, lead guitarist Neil Hackett has contributed to the song writing duties, writing the music for one of the original songs “Have My Day.”

Mike Dagnall, formally of Dante Fox and Max Bacon & Vega, brings bass and backing vocals to the mix. Jon Cooksey, formally of Dante Fox, and drummer on two of Magnum’s Bob Catley’s solo albums, completes the line-up.

 Iconic Eye first burst onto the rock scene in 2015 when they self-released their debut album, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” They leapt straight onto Jake’s Stage at Download Festival 2015, then on to support the Treatment at Rockingham’s Pre-party in the same year and then to Hard Rock Hell in March 2016. A truly remarkable start!

In 2017, the band made the bold move to become female fronted. This change lifted the existing songs and created the right environment for the band to start writing again. The band’s second album, “Into The Light,” was first released via Skyfire Records on November 4th, 2017. The album is also on iTunes and available from high street outlets supported by Cargo Distribution.

The band started to tour Europe from February 2018 onwards which included dates across the UK and another appearance at Hard Rock Hell AOR and a Scandinavian tour with Magnum in March 2018, plus the yearly support slot with Hardline.

The band has played with various other major rock acts including Lee Aaron and Kee Marcello; and at various major venues such at Giants of Rock Festival and Planet Rock’s ‘Rockstock’ in December 2018.

During 2019, supports with, Hardline (for the 3rd time), Y&T, Pete Way (ex UFO) and Last in Line enabled the band to grow its fan base.

TRACK BY TRACK

BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUN

Says Greg, “We wrote this song because we’d been away for a while, and not released any new material. This is where it starts for us right now. We wanted an anthem, a positive to mark our return.

JANE
Says Janey, “The band have always played this live, so it made sense to record it finally. we love the energy it brings and wanted to get it down finally.” 

GHOST TOWN
Says Janey, “This is my personal favourite on the new EP.  I wrote the lyrics to this song right at the start of lockdown. I called Greg and said I’ve just walked back from my village shop and it’s like a ghost town – and well, there you go!” 

HAVE MY DAY

Says Janey, “The music was written by our lead guitarist Neil Hackett. When I heard it, I thought it was an energetic piece, quite empowering to listen to. I wanted to write about a journey through life, about not giving up. staying focused with your eye on the prize. Not giving up until you have your day. It’s something I’m sure a lot of musicians can relate to.”

FEMME FATALE

Says Janey, “The inspiration was an awesome lady I know, I wanted to sing about a woman, rock needs more women. I guess it’s about someone that learnt the hard way but never quit.” 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

 Produced by Greg Dean / Sheena Sear

Mixed by Sheena Sear and Iconic Eye

Recorded at M2 at Mad Hat’s Studio

ICONIC EYE – BIOGRAPHY

 Iconic Eye first burst onto the rock scene in 2015 when they self-released their debut album, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” They leapt straight onto Jake’s Stage at that years Download Festival, then on to support the Treatment at Rockingham’s Pre-party in the same year and then to Hard Rock Hell (HRH) in March 2016. A truly remarkable start!

In 2017, the band made the bold move to become female fronted. This change lifted the existing songs and created the right environment for the band to start writing again. The band’s second album, “Into The Light,” was first released via Skyfire Records on November 4th, 2017. The album is also on iTunes and available from high street outlets supported by Cargo Distribution.

Iconic Eye started to tour Europe from February 2018 onwards which included dates across the UK and another appearance at Hard Rock Hell (HRH) AOR and a Scandinavian tour with Magnum in March 2018, plus the yearly support slot with Hardline. The band have played with various other major rock acts including Lee Aaron and Kee Marcello; and at various major venues such at Giants of Rock Festival and Planet Rock’s, ‘Rockstock’ in December 2018.

During 2019, supports with Hardline (for the 3rd time), Y&T, Pete Way (ex UFO) and Last in Line enabled the band to grow its fan base.

In preparation for a heavier regime of gigging, Janey Smith previously known as Janey Bombshell, joined Iconic Eye as their new lead singer. To introduce her to their fans; on September 11th, 2020, a new single was released, featuring Janey Smith for the first time. The single is a re-mix of the band’s first ever single, “Now That I’ve Found Love.”

On December 4th, the band will release “Back From Behind The Sun” – a five track EP featuring the singles “Back From Behind The Sun” and a cover of Jefferson Starship’s “Jane.”

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