Slaves to Gravity

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Slaves To Gravity
Origin London, England
Genres Hard Rock
Alternative Rock
Years active 2006-2011
Labels Spinefarm Records
Associated acts The Ga Ga's
Ariel-X
Website slavestogravity.com
Past members Tommy Gleeson
Toshi Ogawa
Mark Verney
Jason Bowld
Jason Thomopoulos
Gemma Seddon

Slaves to Gravity were an alternative hard rock band formed in the summer of 2006 in London, England.[1]

On 9 October 2011, the band announced they would be breaking up and that they would play their last ever show at Relentless Freeze Festival on 28 October.

Scatter The Crow[edit]

The band was founded by the three remaining members of the now defunct hard rock band The Ga Ga's, and Mark Verney, formerly of Ariel-X, in 2006.[1]

Throughout 2007 they toured both the UK and US. They released the singles "Big Red" and "Meantime"; both entered the UK Rock Chart at Numbers "4" and "3" respectively.[2] Videos released for both received heavy rotation on Scuzz, Kerrang and MTV2.

Their debut album "Scatter The Crow" came out in 2008 on Gravitas, their own label, founded by Gleeson's father.[3] Four singles were also released from this album; "Big Red", "Meantime", "Mr. Regulator", and "Doll Size".

In this time, the band toured with The Goo Goo Dolls and Brigade. They were also scheduled to tour with Fightstar but were unable to due to problems with their van.

Underwaterouterspace[edit]

Their second album was scheduled for completion in May 2010, but delays caused it to be released almost a year later, in April 2011.[4] Drummer Jason Thomopoulos left in September 2009,[5] wishing to spend more time with his family as his father had suffered a stroke. He was replaced by Gemma Seddon in October, but she left the band in March 2010 and was herself replaced by former Pitchshifter drummer Jason Bowld.[6] In 2009, the band embarked on tour with The Butterfly Effect. The new album was released on 15 April 2011. Singles released included Honesty; the video of which was uploaded to YouTube in August 2010;[7] Good Advice, and Silence Now.

The band also went on tour with Lacuna Coil, Alter Bridge[8] Buckcherry/Download Festival with temporary session drummer Jack Stephens and Papa Roach in this time.

Members[edit]

  • Tommy Gleeson - vocals, guitar (2006–2011)
  • Toshi Ogawa - bass guitar, backing vocals (2006–2011)
  • Mark Verney - lead guitar, backing vocals (2006–2011)
  • Jack Stephens - Session Drums (June - Oct 2011)
  • Jason Bowld - Drums (2010–2011)
  • Gemma Seddon - Drums (2009-2010)
  • Jason Thomopoulos - Drums (2006-2009)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
UK Singles Chart UK Rock Chart
2007 "Big Red" - 3
"Meantime" - 4
2008 "Mr. Regulator" - 5
2009 "Doll Size" - -
2010 "Good Advice" - -
"Honesty" - -
2011 "Silence Now" - -

Awards[edit]

  • Kerrang!: 'Best British Newcomer' (2008)

References[edit]

[9]

  1. ^ a b Slaves to Gravity from the Ga Ga's
  2. ^ announce US, Uk Tours
  3. ^ http://www.ukti.gov.uk/export/sectors/creativemedia/item/132780.html
  4. ^ http://www.reflectionsofdarkness.com/artists-p-t-cdreviews-134/9385-cd-review-slaves-to-gravity-underwaterouterspace.html
  5. ^ http://stereokill.net/2009/09/slaves-to-gravity-lose-drummer/
  6. ^ http://www.enotes.com/topic/Slaves_to_Gravity
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL9wYa2voOM
  8. ^ http://www.kerrang.com/blog/2010/10/slaves_to_gravity_to_support_a.html
  9. ^ Underwaterouterspace Review, Alternative Vision, 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.

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