“Where do we go now?”

There’s no Gn’R link here, I just thought I’d borrow some of Axl’s immortal words to succinctly pinpoint where we’ve got to of late. We don’t write very often so in order to properly put you in the picture I’ll have to wind the clock back a bit…
In the beginning…


Well, not quite the beginning, but a few years ago; there were 4 lads being a rock band and doing it pretty bloody well. Phil, Martin, Alex and Tom. We played our little hearts out, nearly killed ourselves with gigging, made appearances at Glastonbury and other festivals, became a regular feature on BBC 6music and started getting airplay on Radios 1&2, TVs Channel 4 and ITV… good times. Get the private jet ordered etc.


While we were reaching our pinnacle though, something really terrible was happening and despite several re-writes I still don’t think I can find adequate words to say this properly; our poor Alex was dying. Our best friend & bass player was losing a horrific battle. Eventually we would have to say goodbye and find a way to go on as something different. We love you Alex and it will never be the same without you.


During this difficult time there were some moments of levity and we should take a moment to give some due credit to some special people. During The tough times we had the pleasure of having some wonderful, selfless individuals step temporarily into the breach and we did in fact play some fantastic gigs. John Head, Simon Allen (who sometimes opened for us solo and was a bloody tough act to follow!) and The Heavy’s Spencer Page all helped us out on the 4-string and gave us some memorable nights. Spence actually flew home from a previous The Heavy gig in Paris to play one of our album launches and Alex – in attendance that night – couldn’t have been more chuffed. Our high-profile stand-in was almost as good as the big man himself 🙂 Huge credit, love and thanks here must go to Alex, his wife Stacey and the family for continuing to stay strong and support the band throughout. Thank you.

Moving forward a little, eventually we enlisted the help of a young man by the name of Richard Beeby, who – having blown us away over a couple of gigs – agreed to join the family full-time as the newest Centrefold. Rich is one of those annoying bastards who can play everyone’s instruments as well (often better) than they can, and he’s also a brilliant writer & singer who would bring a wealth of new influences to the fold (pardon the pun).

Good story, what happened next?
So, we went on to win 2 Mercury prizes, sell 8 million records and sell out Wembley Stadium 4 nights in a row with an album hailed by Thom Yorke as “…the one I wish I’d written.” Wait…no. No, not quite. You would think that we were now all set and that it should be plain-sailing with our new, fully armed, primed & prepped 4-piece, but actually something else turned out to be true: ‘coming back’ is really, really hard.
How do you relaunch yourself after something so catastrophic? How soon is too soon? Can you still use the old stuff? What changes should you make? Well, in all honesty it took us a long, long time to really get back on our feet and decide what we wanted to do, hence a very long period of radio silence. Literally. And then, after trying to rejuvenate some old favourites we thought we’d do something different…we decided to change our name and write a completely new set.
Ok, so the renaming of the band didn’t go so well (if you’ve ever had to name a band you’ll be able to picture the scenes where we endlessly kicked countless tragic suggestions around) (Countless Tragic Suggestions could have been on the list). In fact, we decided that the best thing we could do is fly our original flag high in honour of all that we’d accomplished and been through so far. Centrefolds were back in the game and hammering out some really quite exciting new sounds.
And next?


Well that brings us about up-to-date. We premiered some new tunes to a happy audience as part of the Pilton Party and we’re in the process of getting some more nailed. We’ll be making a few appearances at some of this year’s festivals and will be fully locked, loaded & firing on all cylinders in time for our Christmas explosion later this year (more details to follow, watch this space). Then…roll on 2018.

Much love,

Tom Corneill
Centrefolds

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The Coronas at The Fleece, Bristol 10th November

We are supporting The Coronas at The Fleece, Bristol 10th November

Boasting 3 double platinum albums in their homeland of Ireland, The Coronas have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000 capacity o2 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run. They have supported Sir Paul McCartney, The Script, Justin Timberlake and Pink on a full UK tour

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Doors open 7:30pm [Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult]

We have a £5 on the door cheap list going for this show. Let us know if your coming along and we will stick your name down

 

‘You, Me And Debauchery’ out NOW on iTunes

Give your ears a kiss on the lips this summer and download our brand NEW singleYOU, ME & DEBAUCHERY’ available NOW on iTunesout now header

1 hour of top tunes hand selected by BBC 6 Music & BBC Introducing featuring our brand NEW single ‘You, Me & Debauchery’. Click below to listen back [30:13] and download the FREE mixtape

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Click below to listen back to BBC Introducing In The West featuring ‘You, Me & Debauchery’. First track on the show. Boom!

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“Centrefolds with their wicked mix of electronic beats, dreamy synths and pulsating guitar riffs absolutely ace their new single ‘You, Me and Debauchery’. They’ve Carpe’ed way more than just the Diem here and will have you dancing, jumping, breathing fire and fuelling desire for Kingdom Come with this one” Instant Filter

“Centrefolds are ready to conquer your summer with brand new single You, Me & Debauchery” The Flux presents

“A welcome return to the airwaves from Centrefolds, a certain amount of English charm and English grit I’m sure you’ll agree” Amazing Radio

“A creative multi-genre breakfast of champions, combining the best bits from punk, electronica, French house, trance and rock, bringing it together to create a sound that’s going to see Foals cowering in a corner behind Soulwax” – BBC 6 Music

“More hooks than Abu Hamza in velcro. There’s swagger, there’s verve, the complete package” Absolute Radio

“Twanging guitarmongery, full of dumbpunk swagger” – NME

Made In Bristol TV caught up with us this week to find out a little more about this brand new single which seems to have grabbed the attention of the nation having been not only play listed on Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music, stations throughout USA, featured on blogs worldwide but also already entered the Hype Machine Charts. You can watch live on Made In Bristol TV this coming Friday at 6:30pm on The Source

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Brand NEW single ‘YOU, ME AND DEBAUCHERY’ pre-order NOW on iTunes

Following 2014’s critically aclaimed 7 track EP ‘Fashion’, Centrefolds grabbed the attention of BBC Introducing, NME, BBC 6 Music, Absolute Radio, Fred Perry Subculture, BBC Radio 2 and Hype Machine. With appearances at Glastonbury Festival, support to major national bands throughout the UK and airplay worldwide already in their back pockets Centrefolds are now set to return with a brand new single ‘You, Me & Debauchery’ inspired by elements they love from the guitar world and the electronic one in equal measures. Combining massive pop hooks, palpitating beats, raw and angular guitars with hypnotic synths and dreamy textures to feed your ears with their blend of ‘anglo-Indie-dance-punk-euphoric-neon-pop-rock’

Give your ears a kiss on the lips this summer and download our brand NEW singleYOU, ME & DEBAUCHERY’ available NOW to pre-order on iTunes

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“A welcome return to the airwaves from Centrefolds, a certain amount of English charm and English grit I’m sure you’ll agree” Amazing Radio

“A creative multi-genre breakfast of champions, combining the best bits from punk, electronica, French house, trance and rock, bringing it together to create a sound that’s going to see Foals cowering in a corner behind Soulwax” – BBC 6 Music

“More hooks than Abu Hamza in velcro. There’s swagger, there’s verve, the complete package” Absolute Radio

“Twanging guitarmongery, full of dumbpunk swagger” – NME

Join us this weekend at Bristol’s Harbourside Festival [FREE ENTRY] Saturday 2pm @ Louisiana click below for more details

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