With seven band members feeding into the mix The Hero Cycle create a joyously large, textured sound coupled with complex arrangements to produce a feel that is at once spontaneous and measured. The band possess that magic combination of sound and song, pooling all the ingredients of shoegaze rock and indie pop and distilling them into undeniably catchy and driving tunes. The Hero Cycle are, without doubt, one of the bands to watch in 2007.
The Hero Cycle began in the Green Mountains of Vermont in 2005, combining the varied talents of drummer John Gorman, synthist Tom Kelly, and guitarists Mike Prall and Frank Smecker (ex-Drowningman and ex-Escapist). Soon after, the band quickly grew, including fellow Burlington residents Hannah Wall (Magogs) on keyboards, Shawn Flanagan (Fire the Cannons and ex-Starlight Conspiracy) on bass, and third guitarist Adam Fuller (The Year’s Best).
The Hero Cycle's first single, “You vs Them
” is the band at their very best. The track woos the listener with its swinging upbeat verse whilst hiding a wonderfully epic sting in its tail that it unleashes with undeniable power. “You vs Them” contains one of the most, hook laiden, unwinding and dizzying rock finales you will hear.