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There’s something about the volatile power struggle between two brothers and the two acting peace makers that just make a band work. Together since 2014, The Landed make classic, air-punching guitar driven rock songs.  

The kind of songs you write when you’ve grown up loving all the right records.  Brothers David and Paul Hale have played in bands together from the young ages of 9 and 10 years old, but a conversation in a local pub with guitarist Dan Currie and the poaching of bassist Paul Jannece from another band formed The Landed, a line up which has stood the test of time. 

Their brand new single ‘Rage For The Machine’ is out on 17th March 2023. The song is noticeably heavier than previous tracks by the band, mainly because it was written by drummer David Hale, who is influenced more by heavy metal bands.  The Landed’s ep ”Caballero” is also out soon. 

Musical influences for each band member:

Paul Hale – The Police, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits
David Hale – Metallica, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple
Dan Currie – Hall and Oats, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Weller
Paul Jannace – Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones.

For fans of: 

Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix

Band members, instruments played and hailing from:

Paul Hale – Lead Guitar/Vocals – Colchester
David Hale – Drums/Vocals (Lead Vocals on ‘Rage For The Machine’ ) – Colchester
Dan Currie – Guitar – Colchester
Paul Jannece – Bass – Colchester

Paul and David Hale now live in Holland On Sea, Essex.

In their own words:

I think one of the key things that sets us apart is our bond. I really believe that people feel that when they listen to us or particularly when they see us play live. We’ve been through all the trials and tribulations of being in an unsigned band and supported each other through our own traumas. Remember the band is made up of two brothers which has in the past heightened tensions. We’re not proud of it but live performances have given way to physical fights on stage between the two brothers.  We’ve had some great highs and very low lows, yet we’ve stuck together through it all and with each new song we write we feel we’re getting better and amazingly, the more love we seem to have for each other. We’re nowhere near finished yet. We feel like we’ve come out the other side, we just enjoy it too much to stop now. 



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