Rock Seen is a relatively new artist development agency formed in 2017 by Donna Coombs with the aim of helping unsigned bands take the next step up from working alone, particularly with their marketing, social media and image.
Donna explains; “Having worked in marketing agencies for over 10 years, and having spent over 3 years working closely with bands such as Ashestoangels, As Sirens Fall and Virginmarys as a touring photographer, I decided to combine my marketing and music industry knowledge to help unsigned artists who don’t have that support from a Manager / Label.
The music industry can be very daunting, as well as exciting and this new project with Ashestoangels gives new, unsigned bands an opportunity to benefit from not only my knowledge and support but the experience and expertise of those who have been in the same situation.
Crilly (Ashestoangels) has been in the business for around 10 years and you name it, he’s done it and Nikki Kontinen (Ashestoangels and Bad Pollyanna) has also been in the industry for over a decade, and as a multi-instrumentalist and producer with his own studio in Huddersfield, makes us a well rounded team.”.
The first act to sign with Rock Seen are Keighley rockers Fail The Enemy! The band say; “Working with Rock Seen and Ashestoangels has been an amazing experience. All the contacts we’ve made and all the help we’ve received has been brilliant. We’ve been pushed to the best we can possibly be and are working to become a tight outfit and dedicated to becoming a better band! We can’t wait to head out on our first tour with these guys, it’s an incredible opportunity!”
Check out their new single Embers, produced by Crilly and Nikki, below;
Fail The Enemy will be given their first chance to head out on the road as support for Ashestoagels next month! Check out the dates below;
18th – Plymouth – Underground
19th – Bristol – The Exchange
20th – Southampton – Heartbreakers
21st – Tunbridge Wells – The Forum Basement
22nd – Newcastle – Think Tank?
23rd – London Town – Boston Music Rooms
24th – Manchester – Factory251
25th – Whitchurch – Percy’s Cafe Bar