17 February 2013

The Away Days announce free download of "Dressing Gown"

The Away Days

The Away Days announce free download of "Dressing Gown"

The four members of The Away Days, Oguzcan Ozen, Sezer Kic, Berk Tekelioglu and Burak Serter, met in college like most bands. Nothing unusual in that. However, hailing from Istanbul, a city without any real rock or indie scene to speak of, may have made things slightly harder for the indie upstarts.

Despite this, in little over 12 months The Away Days found themselves performing live on Friday night TV to millions on Turkey’s most popular late night show, Okan Bayulgen’s Disco Krali. The band have since performed alongside Pulp and Kaiser Chiefs at the One Love Festival, Mark Ronson and Sam Sparro at an Adidas All Originals Party, Factory Floor at the Babylon Newcomers Festival, and received support and encouragement from the likes of producer Jag Jago, Gary Powell of The Libertines, Ron Lewis of Sub Pop, and been featured by Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde on Amazing Radio.

And that’s just where it begins. The Away Days first US trip beckons with an invite to SXSW festival in Texas this March, a debut album in the works and a first EP ‘How Did It All start’ already available. The band are also already firming up their first UK dates for this May. When they do land on these shores they will be bringing almost the entire Turkish indie scene over with them.

The name The Away Days comes from what the four-piece describe as a feeling of not feeling at home, not belonging there. With tracks like ‘Rumours’, ‘Galaxies’ and ‘Dressing Room’ (available as a free download now) they can expect to find some warm welcomes elsewhere as they take their infectious music to the rest of the world.

Taken from The Away Days debut EP ‘How Did It All Start’, the track ‘Dressing Room’ is available as a free download now. The band will play London Barfly on May 7th 2013, with more UK dates to be announced shortly. EP ‘How Did It All start’ is available on iTunes now.


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