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Wed
11
Oct

HOUSTON Back With 3rd Album, Titled 'III'

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The Swedish AOR band HOUSTON is back with their 5th album and 3rd of their series of self-titled releases, this one, simply called “III”
 
Houston has been around since their self-titled debut album in 2010 and landed the number one  in Classic Rock Magazine’s AOR chart that year, up against outfits such asUnruly child, Crashdiet, H.e.a. and Nelson. The band then went on to play the festival circuit with appearances at Sweden Rock, Download Festival UK, Rock of Ages Germany as well as  touring the UK with Swedish sleeze rockers CrashDiet.
 
Houston’s second album “Relaunch” featured a cover song called ‘Runaway’ that became the soundtrack to Red Bull’s own Danny MacAskill’s Extreme BMX video ‘Imaginate’ which has over 74 million views on YouTube and 600,000 plays on Spotify and counting.  The first single from ‘III’ is entitled ‘Dangerous Love’ and is released on October 6 with the album to follow on November 24.
 
Together with renowned producer and ex MTV rocker Martin Karlegård (Reptile Smile) the band created ‘III’. Martin Karlegård has worked with French idol singer Jenifer, Swedish pop star Brolle Jr and world famous Swedish band ‘The Sounds’ and has helped the band add a  mature and organic sound to their brand of classy and classic Melodic Rock. As singer Hank Erix explains, "It's been a very creative time with Martin, it's great to find a producer that brings out the best in you for every single take. Personally I’ve never delivered such a vocal performance as  on this album. I really found my sound and I have matured musically since our last album and especially since our debut in 2010. This is a new beginning for Houston." 
 
The song writing is familiar but with a fresh twist and additional attitude from the West Coast / AOR loving band. 
 
Follow Houston on Facebook www.facebook.com/houstontheband
 
Album out worldwide November 24th on Livewire / Cargo Records UK.
 
Track listing: Cold As Ice; Everlasting; Dangerous Love; Lights Out; Amazing; To Be You; Glass Houses; Twelve-Step; Road To Ruin; Interstate Life
 
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Tue
03
Mar

HOUSTON - "Standing On The Moon"

The new Houston video for the track “Standing On The Moon” is a remix version of the song that was featured on the “Relaunch II” album.
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Mon
14
Jul

HOUSTON Release Fourth Album 'Relaunch II' September 8

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Swedish AOR outfit HOUSTON will release their fourth album, 'Relaunch II', on September 8th worldwide via Livewire/Cargo Records. HOUSTON released today the brand new lyric video for the song 'Our Love', the song featuring guests from Reckless Love, Crazy Lixx, Casablanca  Reach. The cover artwork and video can be viewed below.

http://youtu.be/1dxkh2WVisY
 
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'Relaunch II' is the follow up to 'Relaunch' that was released in 2011 and featured the song 'Runaway' that was included in Danny MacAskills Imaginate video from Redbull, The video has an amazing 20 million views and counting.

'Relaunch II' consists 6 cover songs of John Farnham, John O'Banion, One Republic, Rick Springfield, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga and 4 brand new songs from the band.

'The band has gone through some changes, we have a new line-up and we want this album to show that we are still paying tribute to the music that inspired us to form the band that is Houston today and that we're experimenting a lot more than ever. We've got a brilliant new band both on record and live and we live in such an interesting musical time where we can experiment with different genres' says frontman Hank Erix.

'Relaunch II' teaser video: http://youtu.be/_kOgZZra4YU

Track listing:

1. Justice For One (Originally by John Farnham)
2. Love Is Blind (Originally by John O'Banion)
3. Counting Stars * (Originally by One Republic)
4. Souls (Originally by Rick Springfield)
5. Don't Look Back (Brand new from Houston)
6. Cruise (Originally by Florida Georgia Line)
7. Do What You Want ** (Originally by Lady Gaga)
8. Our Love (Brand new from Houston)
9. Downtown (Brand new from Houston)
10. Standing On The Moon (Brand new from Houston)

* Duet with Victor Lundberg
** Duet with Lizette Von Panajott

Produced by Ricky Delin.

HOUSTON are:

Hank Erix (Lead vocals)
Ricky Delin (Keyboards/Backing vocals)
Soufian Ma'Aoui (Bass)
Calle Hammar (Guitars/Backing vocals)
Victor Lundberg (Keyboards/Backing vocals )
Oscar Lundstr'm (Drums)

HOUSTON just confirmed to play the ROCK OF AGES Festival 2014, which will take place July 25 &

26 in Seebronn, Germany and are appearing at a one off show at the Barfly in London, 'K on October 16th supported by The Spin and Reach.

www.facebook.com/Houstonsweden

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Thu
22
May

HOUSTON REVEAL UPDATED LINEUP

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Houston is back with exciting changes to the line-up! Earlier this year, Mr. Freddie Allen, co-founder and drummer of Houston, decided to leave the band to pursue other walks of life. He will be deeply missed.

With Freddies departure, the bands frontman Hank Erix, together with fellow band member/producer Ricky Delin have recruited an all new fantastic band line-up that will now represent the new era of Houston. "We are now a six-piece band and will perform as such in writing songs, recording and playing live gigs. Our gratitude goes out to the superb session players associated with Houston, who were vital parts of bringing us this far. Thank you!"

The Houston band: Hank Erix (Lead vocals), Ricky Delin (Keyboards/Backing vocals), Soufian Ma'Aoui (Bass), Calle Hammar (Guitars/Backing vocals), Victor Lundberg (Keyboards/Backing vocals ), Oscar Lundström (Drums).
The band will shortly announce their first live shows. Be sure to catch us. Stay tuned! The journey has just begun...

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