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Art of Privilege / Press

“Edinburgh grunge rockers Art of Privilege are currently working on their debut album but to wet our appetite they have decided to give us a little taster of what't to come in the shape of their single 'Trust'. Not entirely sticking to a typical grunge sound the band are swaying more into a more natural rock genre and progressing into a sound that most definitely works for them. Trust is an incredibly well produced single and definitely worthy of being released as a single to show us just what the band are capable of. Brilliant vocal work on top of spine tingling guitar solos and drumming, the Scottish lads have produced a corker here. If Trust truly is a sign of what is to come from the album then we will be watching these guys like a hawk, an incredible emerging talent with a lot to prove, be sure to check them out!”

“Art of Privilege adopt a much more serious and more mature sound than any previous production. Holding firmly on to their trademark metal rock genre, the band combine exquisite instrumentals with hard-hitting vocals and lyrics to make ‘The Crawler’ their most exciting work to date. 'The Crawler' holds no musical gimmicks: there is no quiet-to-loud stereotypical build up or pretentious atmosphere, just fast and furious rock paces from the very start. The first few guitar notes are a loud and thrilling insight into the makeup of Art of Privilege's style, but it’s this heavy sound that is first heard (and continuing gracefully through the song) that marks 'The Crawler' as another original release from the band. Art of Privilege proceed to break the boundaries of lyrical content with 'The Crawler'. When words are concerned, 'AoP' will always portray what needs to be said through a good rock song. It’s this attention to detail that sets the band aside from all other metal acts in Sc”

“Edinburgh-based grunge rockers Art of Privilege unleash four minutes of piledriving rock with new single The Crawler, a no-nonsense, no-apologies blast along the metal motorway at a million times over the speed limit. The single has a raw and relentless feel which suits its theme of nights in sleazy bars with easy women. Drums and bass keep the engine running behind some blistering and accomplished guitar licks which rev things up nicely between choruses which kick like double JDs on the rocks. The Crawler shows Art of Privilege are a band who’ve studied hard at the School of Rock – but manage to make things sound effortless as they speed past with a track which makes you want to hit repeat as soon as it’s over. The Crawler is out now on iTunes”

“Up next is my new favourite band Art of Privilege. Playing with a slightly different line up, Art of Privilege still do nothing less than thrill through music. It takes a good few minutes before drummer Jamie realises he’s due on stage, but pounds his way through a phenomenal set none-the-less. The key to Art of Privilege lies with the lead singer: juxtaposing heavy grunge with clear strong vocals, Martin’s role in the band proves him as an artist of the metal-grunge-rock genre.”

“Art of Privilege take to the stage with fierce energy and well-deserved metal credibility. A grunge band with a top notch singer is very hard to come by, but when you do find one you are on to a total winner. Lead singer Martin possesses one of these superb voices, eliminating any preconceptions that a metal band must have a gravelly death touch to the vocals: there is nothing fake or grizzly about Art of Privilege, just a great team of music and vocals. With one of the most impressive live guitarists also on board, Art of Privilege do the metal scene proud tonight.”

“Newly-formed like a phoenix from the ashes of other bands, headliners Art of Privilege melt down various styles of metal and mould them into something pretty fine. With the grunge sensibilities and passion of the likes of Pearl Jam fused together with the full-on rock power of the old metal masters, their set keeps up momentum and energy throughout.”

“What distinguishes Art Of Privilege from other such bands is, ultimately, the songs themselves. Rather than allowing themselves to remain indebted to the sounds they are so inspired by, Art Of Privilege take their influences and use them to craft songs that are great in their own right. Their awesome hooks, solos and choruses made an impression on the entire audience- seeing a band confidently roaring through a set of songs clearly written with real passion and enthusiasm never fails to win me over, regardless of where the music came from. Another standout for me was the menacing, heavy Alice In Chains-esque From Her Point Of View. The set also featured the slightly shaky debut of the swooning Time Flies, to be included on the upcoming EP. With soaring fan favorite Like Aviation following some tuning difficulties, the band brought a fun, well put together night to a heroic ending. I'll be reviewing the record as soon as it's out, and damn I'm looking forward to it.”