Pretoria-based band ISO (formerly Isochronous) has just released the first single from their upcoming new album, Piece by Piece
due out in September.
The single, entitled No Fire
, was play listed on 5fm
this week and represents the new direction the band is taking with their music. No Fire
, which showcases a dance element, serves as an introduction to the more electronic sound the band has evolved into.
“We have learned to combine the musicianship of our early material with a creative approach to song writing. Whilst using dance production in a rock setup combined with a pop sensibility, No Fire
clearly demonstrates our crossover appeal.”
Isochronous has decided that with the new release, they will from now on be known as ISO. Not so much a name change rather than an abbreviation, ISO is closing the first chapter of their career and opening a brand new one with their new album, and sees it as only fitting to re-introduce the band into the music industry as an evolved entity.
“Whenever we speak to each other or our fans about our band, we always refer to it as 'ISO' and we really like the ring to it. It also saves us from having to repeat our name every time someone asks us 'What is the name of your band?' or how to spell it. ISO ties in well with the more digital sound of our new album whilst still incorporating our original identity, which is an added bonus for us.”
September will see the release of ISO's fourth studio album, entitled Piece by Piece
. Recorded in Pretoria and produced by Marko Benini and Richard Brokensha, the album will feature 10 tracks and fans can look forward to an international sound with a lot more groove. ISO has fine-tuned their art and Piece by Piece
will signify their ability to write creative melodies and good songs whilst letting their audience have a lot of fun. They believe that this is without a doubt their best record yet.
“Our first album was a journey through progressive rock and jazz. Our second album Imago
took our fans on an adventure through our acoustic music. Inscape
, our third offering, was a blend of progressive rock and pop. Piece by Piece
is going to get our fans dancing and singing all the way through the album. It has a lot more electronic elements which we felt worked perfectly with our new songs. We have spent a lot of time on it and really focused on the songwriting and production.”
ISO will be doing a nationwide tour to promote the release of Piece by Piece
, in association with Jägermeister.Piece by Piece
album launch tour dates:
30 August - Pool City (Port Elizabeth)
31 August - Aandklas (Stellenbosch)
1 September - Sowing the Seeds @ Zula Bar (Cape Town)
7 September - Arcade Empire (Pretoria)
8 September - Tanz Cafe (Johannesburg)
13 September - Memphis Rock (Potchefstroom)
15 September - Live The Venue (Durban)
27 September - State Theatre Rock Nights (Pretoria)
29 September - Mystic Boer (Bloemfontein)
To find out more information about ISO, click through to their Facebook page
; follow @ISOband
or click through to Soundcloud
to listen to No Fire