"Split Sofa are from the East
Midlands, they have taken elements from: The Beatles, The Doors, The Lovin
Spoonful, Caravan, The Jefferson Airplane, Love, plus late sixties British
psychedelic music and turned it into a genre of itself called Sofa Rock.
The band have been
delighted from the feedback they have been getting back from the
press and have been pushing to get more exposure for the album.
Since the release of
the album the band have been hard at work writing the new album
which is pencilled in for a summer release. The album titled
'THORNBY PARK', will show the band evolving sofa rock onto the next
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Split Sofa have been a
serious recording band since 1999, when they were formed by frontman
& songwriter Lewie Docksey. Including their current new release
'Coloured Dream', Split Sofa have to date released 6 albums & 3
Based in the UK Midlands, the band draw their influences from such
luminaries as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kula Shaker & British 60's
In the last 3 years Split Sofa have successfully taken their music
live, performing their unique & original songs on stage, engaging
audiences at festivals & popular venues.
Split Sofa's music is downloaded & played on radio stations around
the globe, with an ever growing fan-base to match – Sofa Rock is
coming, are you ready?
Williams is a huge fan of Big Country he's met Stuart Adamson
many times. He is also a fan of depeche mode.
Moggs was in a band in the 1970's who released a single. The band
was called Zipper.
guitar is named Lucy.
Split Sofa are from
the East Midlands, they have taken elements from: The Beatles, The
The Lovin Spoonful, Caravan, The Jefferson
Airplane, Love, plus late sixties British psychedelic
music and turned it into a genre of itself
called Sofa Rock.
'With their influences rooted firmly in British
Midlands band Split Sofa's sixth album is full of deceptively lightweight
Songs that impinge on your consciousness like hazy whispers.
Rock Magazine Issue Sept 2012-
'The music on here is kinda laid
back, to the point of horizontal;
It's very summery and melodic. Split sofa are a bit of a throwback.
They love the sixties and are content to stay there, playing psychedelic
Rock and singing about the summer of love,'
Split Sofa Live:
album which as really inspired myself and my writing is
Caravan's 1970 release 'If I could do it all over again I'd
all over you.
followed up their eponymous debut
with the cryptically titled If
I Could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You
in the fall of 1970. If I Could Do It All Over Again
contains significant progressions over the first album. These
include the intricacy with which compositions are sculpted
around some of the finest instrumental improvisation
in British rock at the time -- or arguably since.
Caravan's uncanny ability to create a montage that
effortlessly manoeuvres through acoustic folk and electric progressive
rock is best exemplified on the "With an Ear to
the Ground" suite. The extended instrumental passagesweave in
and out of each other, creating a hypnotic and
otherwise psychedelic soundscape thatwould become a trademark of the
European progressive rock movement.
Another epic, "For Richard" quickly found solid standing as the Caravan
live performance closer for decades
after first appearing on this album. Juxtaposed against
these pieces are several shorter works, which in essence clear the
palette for the longer ones. The
title track,as well as "Hello, Hello" are perfect examples of how
Caravan was able to one-up many of their progressive
contemporaries, creating shorter and more accessible songs for radio
airplay -- resulting in a guest appearance
on BBC TV's Top of the Pops program.