@THEMOREISEE Speak Out In Support Of Spotify.

British metal band THE MORE I SEE are speaking out against RADIOHEAD frontman THOMAS YORKE's recent criticism of music-streaming platform Spotify, citing the benefits the streaming service can bring to developing artists.

While legendary artists like METALLICA and PINK FLOYD have recently joined Spotify, YORKE claims that new artists cannot expect to make money from the service. THE MORE I SEE argue that Spotify offers more than a financial windfall by exposing bands to a wider audience. To that end, TMIS partnered with Spotify for the exclusive launch of the band's new 3-track EP, which premiered on the streaming platform earlier this week.

"The Eye That Offends" EP features the title track, "Reversible" and "Still," and can be listened to here. All three tracks are taken from THE MORE I SEE's new studio album 'The Disappearing Humans,' which is due to be released October 1 in North America via Century Media/Earache Records, and August 26 in Europe via Earache Records.
 
THE MORE I SEE was formed in 2003 by original member GIZZ BUTT, who after founding the '80s Punk-Metal outfit ENGLISH DOGS, spent four years as lead guitarist for THE PRODIGY. 'The Disappearing Humans' is the fourth TMIS studio album, and will be the first to feature guitarist JAMES CLUER on lead vocals.

THE MORE I SEE lead guitarist and founding member GIZZ BUTT said this about Spotify:

"In the late '90s, RADIOHEAD were the alternative band that I loved the most; so much so that they influenced much of my own songwriting between 2000 and 2003. Reading THOM YORKE give the thumbs down to Spotify could be relevant to my band, as this week our 3-track EP was 'launched' through Spotify, so hearing about profiteering shareholders and unpaid new artists could make me anxious. However, we are in an era where people need introductions in new ways. It's not gonna happen through listening booths in HMV and it's not gonna happen through John Peel. Not anymore.

"I've already made purchases from recommendations which I checked out firstly on Spotify. Online, of course. Today I asked a young guitar player, 14 years old, 'Have you heard of the band RADIOHEAD?', to which he replied, 'Who?' You can guess that would be the answer from a generation that are ignorant of THE SEX PISTOLS, THE CLASH and even JOY DIVISION! Would you say rock is dead? Try saying that to GUNS N' ROSES and BLACK SABBATH - and they are most certainly on Spotify.

"THOM YORKE gave us an idea that it may work out to 'give your music away'.

We tried it with our second album. Biggest mistake I've ever made as an artist. So now Thom says 'Veto Spotify!'. Tell you what, 'Yorkie'... I'll trust my own instincts!"

THE MORE I SEE are:

GIZZ BUTT - lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals
JAMES CLUER - lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar
DREW MARKWICK - bass guitar
HARRI WRIGHT - drums
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