InsideOut Music has announced the signing of SOUND OF CONTACT to a worldwide deal. The brainchild of Simon Collins (son of legendary musician Phil Collins) and keyboardist/co-producer Dave Kerzner, the band will release its debut album, "Dimensionaut", on May 28 in North America.
SOUND OF CONTACT marks the beginning of a new chapter for Collins. After ten years as a solo artist, his dream of being in a band has come to fruition with the help of Kerzner, Matt Dorsey, Kelly Nordstrom and Hannah Stobart (WISHING TREE), and a debut record mixed by Nick Davis (GENESIS, XTC, MARILLION).
On the signing to InsideOut, Collins comments: "I'm really excited about working with InsideOut Music and Century Media in what I feel will be a long and successful relationship between my new band SOUND OF CONTACT and a label that truly loves music and gets what we're doing."
InsideOut Music label head Thomas Waber adds: "I am extremely pleased about this new partnership with SOUND OF CONTACT and we are really looking forward to working on their amazing debut album!"
Check out the trailer for the album below.
In advance of the album's release, SOUND OF CONTACT will begin a stint with legendary prog band SPOCK'S BEARD and labelmates BEARDFISH as part of the InsideOut Music 20th-Anniversary Tour, a premier event that will see the band taking their music to Europe for the first time. The lineup for these shows will feature Collins, Kerzner and Matt Dorsey joined by John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE, FISH) and Jonathan Schang (DISTRICT 97). Prior to this tour, the band will be featured as part of the Marillion Weekend in Montreal, Canada performing on March 24. This will mark the beginning of what is sure to be an incredibly exciting and eventful year for the band.