Press Release

Announce Three Concerts
Supporting Glenn Hughes

Debut Album Out Now
Available from www.pistonuk.com

On Tour with Collateral in September

Roadstars UK Tour October with
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones And Gorilla Riot

Piston are pleased to announce that they will support Glenn Hughes on his Classic Deep Purple “Live” UK Tour in November. Piston will support Glenn at “Aberdeen Music Hall” (Monday November 25), “Inverness Ironworks” (Tuesday November 26) and “Middlesbrough Town Hall” (Thursday November 28).  Book tickets from www.thegigcartel.com.

Piston are a British five-piece rock ‘n’ roll engine made up of four members from the Midlands greased with a vocal roar from the south; which, when put together and fired up produce a no-nonsense sound not to be reckoned with!

The band’s eponymous debut album was released on Friday 13th September 2019 and is available from their official website - www.pistonuk.com.

Piston recently released their third single “Blow It Away” from their debut album.  This was accompanied with a superhero-themed music video. “Blow It Away” is another in a long line of huge, hard-hitting, arena-filling rock anthems from Piston. Opening with loud thunderous stabs, this is by far the most intense song off Piston’s debut album.

“Blow It Away” was recorded at Silk Mill Studios in Newcastle Under Lyme and produced by Dan Swift (Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode) and remixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Samantha Fish, Bring Me The Horizon).

“Blow It Away is an intense rock n’ roll anthem,” says Piston’s guitarist Jack Edwards. “The song is a thrill ride from start to finish and it is the perfect example of ‘tension and release’ song writing. Rob’s vocals are infectious. I truly believe that we have done ourselves proud with this one. Strap yourselves in because this song is not for the faint hearted.”

Adds Piston’s lead singer Rob Angelico, “Blow It Away was incredibly rewarding to write. We all pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones and it has resulted in us creating something truly fresh and engaging. The song has thought provoking lyrics and I hope that it connects with people.”

Piston embark on a UK tour with Collateral throughout September to promote the album. Tickets for these shows can be booked from www.pistonuk.com and Ticket Source via http://bit.ly/2wwkZRP.

The 10-track album was recorded at Silk Mill Studios in Newcastle Under Lyme and produced by Dan Swift (Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode).  Two bonus tracks, One More Day and Rainmaker were remixed by Romesh Dodangoda.


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

The upcoming album features the searing anthems — Blow It Away, One More Day and Rainmaker. The album is a rock n’ roll rollercoaster ride treading the fine line between chaos and radio friendly rebellious rock. It’s got the guitar spirit of the Cult and the hi-octane energy of the Foo Fighters.

This eponymous debut album is the embodiment of hard work for the boys, having recorded one album already and choosing to scrap it all and start again in the pursuit of finding their true authentic. The debut platter tips its hat to different genres as it progresses, but never strays too far from the path its intended to go down, it shows diversity, power and confidence from the first contact between stick and drum right until the last chord has been struck. 

Vocalist Rob Angelico waxes lyrical about the singles — One More Day is about learning to trust in the natural progression of life. We can't turn back time here, we can only progress and move forward. We always have another day to find the light.”  

Rainmaker is about never staying in one place, to always keep moving forward and to strive to feel free. It's about finding internal peace and sacrificing old thought patterns that prevent us from getting what we desire.”


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

Blow It Away is a rock and roll hurricane of a song, that is both exciting to play and was a joy to record.  This will be the third single from the debut album, and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Guitarist Jack Edwards describes the recording process Rainmaker - “Rainmaker was the very first track we recorded for the album. You can hear our excitement in the track. We were all back together in one room and we tracked it right then and there! We love it and its not perfect, and we don’t want it to be — rock and roll has never been perfect. It’s a huge step in the new sound of Piston, it will easily stand there with some of the modern greats, but it most certainly pays homage to some of our idols.

PISTON - ALBUM TRACK BY TRACK

DYNAMITE

Dynamite is about following your instincts, with whatever feels right to you and taking steps to achieving what you desire. Once you believe, there’s nothing in the universe that can stop it coming to you. Like Dynamite, it will explode into your life.

RAINMAKER
Rainmaker is about never staying in one place, to always keep moving forward and to strive to feel free. It's about finding internal peace and sacrificing old thought patterns that prevent us from getting what we desire.

GO NOW
Go Now is about following our hearts on the journey of life and making our own decisions despite what others may think. It touches on Love, death, self-realisation and obtaining our hopes and dreams.

CARRY US HOME
Carry Us Home is about our relationships with everything and everyone. When relationships begin, sparks fly and we are filled with wonder and awe. As time passes the magic may start to fade and we are left needing to make a decision. Should we stick with it or should we move on? Whatever we decide, Love will take us where we need be. Love will Carry Us Home.

ONE MORE DAY
One More Day is about learning to trust in the natural progression of life. We can't turn back time here, we can only progress and move forward. We always have another day to find the light.

BEYOND REPAIR
Beyond Repair talks about conflict within our minds and throughout society. Questioning our decisions on a personal and global scale and leaving people and places behind us that have no relevance in our bright future. Addictions, old habits and systems. Is it too late to make things right? Are we Beyond Repair?

LEAVE IF YOU DARE
Leave If You Dare is about the anger that can you feel in a relationship — it exposes the voice inside your head and the thoughts that run through your mind when you have your back up against the wall — it’s the voice of anger that you should choose to ignore.

BLOW IT AWAY
Blow It Away is about going through our lives and not really knowing exactly what the purpose of it all is. We just live in hope that tomorrow will bring better things, it's about not taking life too seriously as we'll always have another day to make things better.

LET US RISE
Let Us Rise is about spending a large portion of your life living for other people and doing everything others ask of you and then one day realising you need to take things into your own hands and take control. Changing your beliefs, making a change.

INTO THE NIGHT
Into The Night is about being understanding and patient with ourselves and others. We all struggle with our thoughts sometimes but as long as we are aware, we are half-way there. We have to explore the darkness to find our way back to the light.

Produced by Dan Swift
Remixes by Romesh Dodangoda
Recorded at Silk Mill Studios
All songs written by Piston

Piston Line Up:
Vocals: Rob Angelico
Guitars: Jack Edwards
Guitars: Luke Allatt
Bass: Stuart Egan
Drums: Brad Newlands

"These guys are going to be HUGE!"
- Sam Hughes, Planet Rock Radio

"The guitarists slay! The sort of riffs that would go down in rock history! I love it!"
- Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

"A searing, instantly infectious anthem, 'One More Day’ is custom-built to consume vast venues and, as well as landing a hefty musical punch, it’s packed with weighty and thought-provoking lyrics too!"
- Planet Rock Radio

"Rob Angelico on vocals anchors the whole thing in a slightly edgy way like Phil Lewis used to in LA Guns
back in the day and these songs veer – and sneer – from trying to steal your whiskey,
and your woman – and failing that they’d take both most likely
.
"
- Maximum Volume Music

September/October 2019 UK Tour

TICKETS: www.pistonuk.com and Ticket Source

The Asylum 2, Birmingham

Friday 20th September 2019

Tickets: £10.00
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38-43 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LS
www.theasylumvenue.co.uk

Rock City Basement, Nottingham

Saturday 21st September 2019

Tickets: £10.00
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8 Talbot St, Nottingham NG1 5GG
www.rock-city.co.uk

Jimmy’s, Manchester

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Tickets: £10.00
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12 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AN
https://jimmys.beer

Joiners, Southampton

Thursday 26th September 2019

Tickets: £10.00
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141 St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1NS
https://joiners.vticket.co.uk

The Boulevard, Wigan

Friday 27th September 2019

Tickets: £25.00 (weekend pass)
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The Boulevard, 19 Wallgate, Wigan WN1 1LD
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The Lounge, London

Saturday 28th September 2019

Tickets: The Source
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1 Archway Road, London, N19 3TD

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones,
Piston & Gorilla Riot October 2019

Tickets: thegigcartel.com

Chester, Live Rooms

Thursday 3rd October 2019

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1 Station Road, Chester, CH1 3DR
www.theliveroomschester.com

Manchester, Rebellion

Friday 4th October 2019

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2B Whitworth St W, Manchester, M1 5WZ
www.rebellion.club

Birmingham, Flapper

Saturday 5th October 2019

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Kingston Row, Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham, B1 2NU
http://theflapper.co.uk

Norwich, Waterfront Studio

Sunday 6th October 2019

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH
http://waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io

Newcastle, The Cluny

Tuesday 8th October 2019

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36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
www.thecluny.com

Leeds, Lending Room

Wednesday 9th October 2019

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229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP
http://lendingroom.co.uk

Bristol, Exchange

Thursday 10th October 2019

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72-73 Old Market St, Bristol, BS2 0EJ
www.exchangebristol.com

London, O2 Islington Academy 2

Friday 11th October 2019

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N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyislington

PISTON ON Tour with Glenn Hughes
November 2019

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Monday 25th November 2019

Special guests Piston
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Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/music-hall

The Ironworks, Inverness

Tuesday 26th November 2019

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122B Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LX
www.ironworksvenue.com

Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Thursday 28th November 2019

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Albert Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2QJ
www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk

Links & Downloads

Further Information

Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk, michaela@noblepr.co.uk