The Probes are a four piece band from Liverpool; Jack Greene on vocals and guitar, Justin Foreman on bass guitar, Elliot Ferguson on drums and Ray Badger, son of The La’s founder member Mike Badger, on lead guitar.
The band, who have already got a tour with Liverpudlian icons Echo and The Bunnymen under their belts, released a bold and uncompromising twenty minutes of twenty-first century pyschedelia in the form of their EP ‘Autonomy’ in december 2016, which is when fans were first treated to the band’s new single ‘Komorebi’.
Presented as one track and made available as a free download via Soundcloud, the Autonomy EP was recorded over three days in Elevator Studios, Liverpool and mixed by Tom Roach along with the band.
‘Komorebi’ is Japanese and roughly translates to “sunlight shining through the leaves of trees”, it’s an intricate and multi layered journey into the band’s sound, masterful musicianship combined with a songwriting talent which belies the band’s youth.
“The Probes display not just a sharp line pop sensibility, but listening to the six-minutes-plus of ‘Marrakech (Dub)’ shows they are able – and intending – to explore wider realms.”
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“It mixes the dark new wave sensibility of iconic local heroes Echo And The Bunnymen, with mind-bending psychedelic flourishes and serves notice they are certainly ones to keep an ear out for.”
@TheProbes & @thefloormenhq play @CarltonClubInfo 12.12.19 pic.twitter.com/bKtbELPKbN