Hailing from leafy Barnet, Audiogold are Raphael Hurwitz (lead Vocals and guitar) Raphael’s Brother Alex (Bass), Jonny Wanders (Guitar, Vocals) and Marco Cristaudo (Drums). Their material is immediately refreshing; their influences, including Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, are present in their music, but this is not to say Audiogold are a watered down version- instead they bring their own distinctive sound. Lead singer Hurwitz executes soulful and haunting vocals that adapt effortlessly from fast-paced rock songs to slower, folk songs. Tim Whale, of indiebandsblog.com said of their album:
“Audiogold are deft exponents of blending rock and folk and (in their album) they even decide to add some string accompaniment, which rounds off the sound of the track extremely well.”
The first single ‘You & I’ was released earlier this month and is a song that slightly deviates from the rest of the album (showcasing hard rock and electric guitar) and instead gravitates towards a laid back folk song, with powerful vocals and electric guitar. The motif of the coloured paper planes, featured on the album artwork, stems from the video for the debut single, involving passers by throwing the origami constructions through the streets of London and Primrose Hill.
The band play live regularly and currently have a bi-monthly residency at Proud in Camden. The next upcoming gigs will take place on the 8th of October with a 5pm spot at Proud, followed by a 9pm performance at Barfly, Camden.