Isle band Torn tracks to go to 190 countries

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Isle indie rockers The Torn have recorded three songs that will go out to 190 countries, after they signed up to Sound Hub Records.

The four band members Damian Dalton-Smith, Tim Taylor, Nick Berry and Ben Mullins, plus roadie Garry Hunt spent four days recording with Sound Hub, one of the UK’s fastest growing record labels, at their Derby studios in July.

Torn lead vocalist Damian said: “We had great fun at the recording sessions and really enjoyed it and were pleased at the way it all came together. The two producers with their excellent professionalism at Sound Hub brought out the best in The Torn.”

He tweeted to followers: “Can’t wait until they are all mixed in London and ready for release with videos.”

He added: “They were extremely impressed with us.”

A video filmed by Doncaster-based Fern Media and produced and directed by Howard Johnson and Lee Pearman will accompany the first single that is due to be released imminently.

London-based Orchard will be in charge of distribution of the songs to world-wide outlets.

The Torn’s popularity has rocketed in recent months. Their very first gig was a competition known as Battle of the Bands. They won the competition that propelled them forward and on to supporting big-name bands, The Bluetones being one, as they performed in pubs and clubs and at private functions.

They get a fantastic reception at gigs in and around the Isle and, on August 16, will perform at Scaftonbury in King William pub near Bawtry.

At the start of the year the band performed at first Pride of Isle Awards, when Damian’s sister, actress Sheridan Smith, got up on stage with them to belt out Dolly Parton classic Nine to Five.

Damian missed his sister being awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Hull as it clashed with one of the Torn’s recording sessions.

The band met with Sound Hub’s production team earlier this year to agree the deal.

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