COQUIN MIGALE have already caught the attention of Radio 1, NME, Generator and Fresh On The Net. Tom Robinson featured single ‘Gold’ on the first BBC 6 Music Introducing Mixtape of 2015, saying “currently the best unsigned band in Newcastle. Surely it won’t be long until the majors start knocking?” COQUIN MIGALE were personally asked by PEACE to be the main support act their March 2015 Newcastle Cluny gig, and after a recent London showcase it seems Tom’s prophecy has indeed been proven correct.
Whether drawing comparisons to 90’s shoegaze bands or more mainstream Britpop acts of the same era the reviews have all been rather good. COQUIN MIGALE featured in NME’s Radar section on 24th Jan 2015, ‘Gold’ is built on gale force guitars and math-rock rhythms twinned with singer Alex Soper’s soaring vocals’. BACKSEAT MAFIA commented on ‘Gold’, “Sways back and forth with a mixture of RIDE like guitars.”
BBC Radio 1 presenter Huw Stephens has supported the band with numerous plays of the bands releases.
COQUIN MIGALE are Alex Soper (vocals & guitar), Jack Brooks (guitar), Stevie Kane (bass) and Josh Holmes (drums). Their debut album ‘Munro‘ came out on Fierce Panda in 2016. Airplay support includes Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing North East.
“Coquin Migale ‘Gold’ a belter from the north east” – Huw Stephens R1
“Built on gale force guitars and math-rock rhythms twinned with singer Alex Soper’s soaring vocals” – NME
“One the most original bands we’ve heard in ages” – Amazing Radio
“What can only be described as an explosion of a chorus” – Little Indie Blogs
“The quartet seem to thrive off their ability to inter-weave in and out of varying melodies” – It’s All Indie
“Guitars morphing into 4AD ethereal twanging, before exploding into the chorus” – Backseat Mafia
“A genuinely catchy chorus of Alex cooing “feels like I’ve been dreeeeaming” – Narc Magazine
“On a mission to single handedly revive the indie rock genre” – The Tipping Point
“Surely it won’t be long until the majors come knocking” – Fresh On The Net
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