AFTER a year’s hard graft learning their trade on the local circuit, Sunderland band The Generals release their debut single on Greenpath Records next month.
The band, pictured, are also gearing up to play a special charity gig at The Cluny in Newcastle on December 17, to launch the next stage of their careers.
The four piece, who have been quietly chipping away at the North East music scene for some time, have now began to build up a loyal following of fans and an impressive list of achievements, including playing Sunderland’s Split Festival twice.
The band’s lead singer, David Cuthbertson, said: “We are really looking forward to getting these new tunes out there, and playing the single launch at The Cluny.
“I feel the new stuff we are doing now has really caught the energy of The Generals. There have been some huge bands coming out of Sunderland in the last decade and there are some great ones still to come through. Hopefully it’s our time to get out there and show the people what we can do.”
The single and video will be released for download via www.thegenerals.co.uk from December 17, and the tunes will be showcased live at long-serving music promoter, Too Far North’s, last-ever gig on the same night.
TFN’s Adam Offord added: “After 12 years promoting in the North East we’ve decided to put Too Far North to bed, mainly because I’m moving to China and my business partner, Martyn McFadden, is busy with The Split Festival.
“However, we’re really looking forward to having The Generals, The Chapman Family and Albion Row (fronted by former Detroit Social Club’s David Welsh) at our farewell gig the Saturday before Christmas.
“After more than 1,000 gigs and working with the likes of Maximo Park, The Futureheads, The Twang and The Golden Virgins, we’re going to donate the proceeds of this event to St Oswald’s Hospice.
“We’ve also got a few surprises to add to the line-up nearer the date.”
The new tunes can be listened to at soundcloud.com by clicking here.