Record deal for stars of future

THE FUTURE is looking bright for a Whaley Bridge band who have signed a recording contract with a Longnor-based recording studio company.

These Mortal Cities are well known in the area after playing gigs around the High Peak for the last seven years.

And now the band, which features 16-year-old Sam Webb on guitar and vocals, drummer George Clitheroe, 17, and Jack Bancroft, 17, on bass and vocals are set to release two singles and an album in the UK after signing with the record label Sound-Hub, who have a recording studio in Longnor.

The band write and perform their own original indie rock and as well as playing a number of local gigs, this year has also seen them playing various festivals including the Y Not Festival, which was held at Pikehall in the summer.

And there have been over 2,000 downloads of one of the band’s songs on the social networking site SoundCloud.

Band member Jack Bancroft said: “We’re really pleased to have secured this deal. It’s very exciting and we’re really looking forward to the future.

“This is a great opportunity for us and Sound-Hub are a great company to work with. They’ve invested a lot of time and confidence in us and we’re working together as a partnership to make some fantastic music.”

He added that it was nice for the band to be able to record their material locally as well, thanks to Sound-Hub’s newly opened studio in Longnor.

The company also have another recording studio in Belper and their own small record label where other artists include Whitemoor and The James Warner Prophecies.

And it is hoped that with Sound-Hub’s help, These Mortal Cities could go on to sign a recording contract with a major record label.