Welwyn Garden City band ready to rock and Load

PUBLISHED: 20:16 17 February 2011 | UPDATED: 12:12 18 February 2011


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A WELWYN Garden City band will be playing the Green Room this weekend having finally released their problematic first album.

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YOU often hear about the problems bands encounter when it comes to recording albums.

Rows, departures, “musical differences” – all have been contributed to the delays and sometimes demise – of many a fine group’s studio output.

But one band from Welwyn Garden City has managed to survive all of that and have finally, after almost two years, released their debut album.

Now indie rockers Load”” will be playing a series of gigs supporting their first record, Not on TV, starting at the Green Room in WGC.

Things have changed since the group first entered the studio in 2009 to record their album.

Their lead singer quit the band shortly before the LP was completed, leading to a frantic chase for a replacement.

“It’s been a right old chore,” said drummer Lee O’Brien.

“We’ve had quite a few line up changes, a few problems.

“We stopped for a year and considered splitting up, but we found some new people and got back into it again.

“When we started recording the album there was only three of us – we didn’t have a bass player.

“We decided to use a backing track and record the album as we were.

“Just as we were finishing, the singer left. Then we found a singer and a bass player, and we re-recorded all the vocal tracks.”

Now with a settled line-up, Load”” – drummer Lee, guitarist Dave Lacy, bassist Chris Sharp and singer Sean Brady – are gearing up for a series of gigs.

“This is the first band they [Sean and Chris] have been in and the first real gigs they’ve played, so they’ve got the bug a bit,” said Lee.

“We just want to get out there as much as we can and promote the album.”

Load”” (they take their name from the typed command used to load games on the old Sinclair Spectrum computers) will be at the Green Room in the Doctors Tonic pub, Church Road, WGC, on Saturday.

They will be sharing the bill with Monkphish and Kalazar.

Tickets for the over 18s gig cost £4 on the night and doors open at 8pm.

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