Ivan Campo return to The Continental

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Folk/ pop indie band Ivan Campo return to Preston with a live gig and brand new studio album ‘Seven Ancient Wonders’.

On Sunday, the group will host an album launch party at The Continental supported by Liverpudlian singer/ songwriter Mikey Kenney and his new project, Ottersgear.

Adam Shaw, Will Rogers and Ben Atha formed Ivan Campo back in October 2003 while attending University of Central Lancashire together. Rocking the local music scene for the past 10 years, Ivan Campo have celebrated three studio album releases so far.

Adam Shaw, the Preston-born lad of the trio, said: “It has been two years since our last album release [What Went Wrong?] and we thought it was about time for another.

“What Went Wrong? was a collection of disparate songs inspired by books, films and life. It was by pure chance that they all fit together on the CD.

“On the new CD each track represents one of the Ancient Wonders, therefore a lot of research went into writing them.

“All our releases to date have had seven tracks and we wanted to follow that theme but with a bit of a twist.

“The songs like; The Rise and Fall of Helios; The Cynic and the king; Alexandria; and The Hanging Gardens are all based on the myths and legends surrounding each wonder.”

Ivan Campo’s EP Super 7 
featured the song ‘The Great Procastinator’ which was used in Series 4 of E4’s ‘Skins’.

“That was a great moment to be noticed and we’re very glad that our music was used in such a popular TV Series.”

Ivan Campo have shared stages with Nick Harper, Jeffrey Lewis, Marble Valley, Roddy Woomble and Shack.

He added: “We’re playing in Manchester on the following night at the Castle Hotel, then we’ve got a space at a small festival in Holland at the end of the month.”

Ticket prices are £5 per person and the doors open at 7.30pm.

See http://www.seetickets.com/ or call The Continental on 01772 499425.