MOST teenagers dream of being rock stars – but Huddersfield indie band Ten Floors are one step closer to making their dream real.
The band – all aged just 17 – are releasing their debut single, The Apple Tree, on November 26 on iTunes and online music sites Napster, Rhapsody, eMusic and GroupieTunes.
It will be available not just in the UK but in America, Europe, Japan and Canada.
Singer Josh Carruthers, lead guitarist Ste Brown, his bass guitarist brother Jake Brown and drummer Adi Bell are hoping it will secure them a place in the top 40. To achieve this, it needs to sell 4,000 download copies in its first week of release.
But since forming in 2003, Ten Floors have always aimed high.
Singer Josh said: “The Apple Tree is one of the most mature songs we’ve written. We’ve come a long way since 2003. We’re looking forward to the coming months. For thousand downloads will guarantee us a Top 40 spot, so that’s what we’re aiming for!”
To support the release of the single, Ten Floors are on the road for their biggest tour yet.
They started The Apple Tree tour in September and will continue until December. Their next gig will be on October 26 at Uky Club in Halifax, followed by dates in Bradford, Leeds and Liverpool before a hometown gig in Huddersfield on November 20.
Ten Floors have a good live track record, being named outright winners of the ‘Pulse of West Yorkshire Radio Battle of the Bands’ last year and winning various other ‘battle’ competitions around the region.
They’ve also performed gigs at established venues including Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl, The Cockpit in Leeds and Snooty Fox in Wakefield – they even wowed crowds at World Jam in Chelmsford Park this summer.
The Apple Tree single is set to be followed in January by the band’s next EP.
For more about the band, visit www.tenfloors.co.uk