Stamford band The Empty Pages form new side-project band Lives On Hold and release new album Point of No Return
A town band is to get its first airplay in the United States after releasing a new offshoot album.
Singer Stuart Hendry joined The Empty Pages duo Kieran Wade and Fredo Miceli to form Lives on Hold for a ‘side project’ album.
The upshot is The Point of No Return, a rock-influenced album which is available to stream at www.livesonhold.net and has caught the attention stateside.
“We’re getting our first airplay in the US this week, on a radio station in California so that’s a really positive start,” said lead guitarist and songwriter Kieran Wade.
“Stuart and I used to play in a pop/punk/rock band together in the mid-2000s.
“We don’t play live together at the moment, but we’ve spoken a few times over the years about making a record like this one and as soon as I started writing these songs I knew I wanted Stuart to feature on them.”
The band has released music in many different styles, but this album was influenced by American rock bands that Kieran was listening to while writing, including Foo Fighters and Green Day.
“Because it’s a different style of music I thought it best to release it under a different name,” he said.
“The name Lives On Hold is a nod to the way everything came to a standstill for so many people during the start of the pandemic, as it was during that time that a lot of these songs came along.”
And there may yet be more to come.
“I’d like to think this isn’t a one-off, and I do have some ideas forming for some more music like this,” Kieran added.
“There will also be another record by The Empty Pages at some point as well.”