Urusen are Peter Beatty and Ben Please - they are London based, but originally come from Bath, and have been writing songs for as long as they can remember. It was in the summer of 2002 that they got their first real opportunity – to go back to their home-town Bath and record an album. No convincing was needed - they jacked in their jobs and jumped at the chance, and joined by bassist Jon Wordsworth, they independently recorded and produced their first album 'Life Under Seat'. Their debut album was mastered by Peter Hammill (best know from the 1970’s band Van Der Graaf Generators) and was released in spring 2003. Urusen have many influences and inspirations - there’s definitely a bit of acoustic rock, pop, folk, blues and even jazz - but the main thing is it all adds up to their own energetic and uplifting sound that’s all about interesting guitar and the fusion of their contrasting vocals.
Their debut album 'Life Under Seat' is a collection of fifteen of their songs and is being distributed through Fopp Unsigned (www.fopp.co.uk), Solarise Records (www.solariserecords.com), a number of independent record shops and through their website www.urusen.co.uk. Their music has featured on independent compilations, magazine CDs, radio and film, and the reaction to their debut album seems hugely positive, but perhaps more important is the fantastic response their live performances have gained. They have just been selected to feature on the groundbreaking new international compilation album "The Greatest Music You've Never Heard, Vol 1" which will raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and at the time of writing they are finalists in the unsigned bands competition for the Beatiful Days festival in Devon in August 2004. Please visit www.urusen.co.uk to read news and reviews, download sample tracks, get images, lyrics, allsorts etc…
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