The Empty Page is a band from Manchester. Anxious, noisy music with massive pop hooks.
Their debut album Unfolding was recorded with legendary producer, Gggarth Richardson (Skunk Anansie, Rage Against The Machine, Biffy Clyro) who invited the band over to his home studio in Vancouver after hearing an early demo.
In February 2019, the band released When The Cloud Explodes, produced by Sugar House, it was playlisted by Spotify on The Punk List and played on BBC 6 Music by Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe. A great response from critics drove the song into the Hype Machine’s top tracks. It was released as a 7-inch on Punk Fox and added to the Rough Trade records playlist.
In October 2019 a double A-side He’s Very Good At Swimming/ You’re Tame recorded with Simon Ding Archer (PJ Harvey, Pixies, The Fall) in Salford, was released on Punk Fox Records. HVGAS was played twice in one weekend by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music who called it ‘immensely powerful’. Its unnerving discordance led to comparisons with Radiohead, Bjork, Kate Bush, Amanda Palmer and Patti Smith. The video for You’re Tame, a song about domestication featured the band playing with a bunch of rescue kittens.
In 2020 the band received its first spin on BBC Radio One (when Lauren from Chvrches picked them from the many BBC Introducing tracks).
In late 2021, Kel (bass/vox) and Giz (guitar) began work on their long overdue second album at the unique vintage-gear fest Eve Studios in Stockport. After some unfortunate setbacks including the departure of long-term drummer Jim, the album is due to be released in 2023 with first single Dry Ice on November 18 2022.