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Passenger (UK)

Passenger started as a five-piece alt-rock outfit from Brighton, England. They came together in 2003 but took almost 3 years to release their first songs, "Stray Dog" and "Philadelphia" in 2006. The band then released their debut album Wicked Man's Rest in 2007. It was met with favourable reviews from critics, all of them taking due note of singer/writer Mike Rosenberg's unique voice, brilliant lyrics and dark cynicism. Three singles came from Wicked Man's Rest; "Walk You Home" (also known as Night Vision Binoculars), "Do What You Like" and "Table For One". Passenger then took to the road, ...read more

Passenger started as a five-piece alt-rock outfit from Brighton, England. They came together in 2003 but took almost 3 years to release their first songs, "Stray Dog" and "Philadelphia" in 2006. The band then released their debut album Wicked Man's Rest in 2007. It was met with favourable reviews from critics, all of them taking due note of singer/writer Mike Rosenberg's unique voice, brilliant lyrics and dark cynicism. Three singles came from Wicked Man's Rest; "Walk You Home" (also known as Night Vision Binoculars), "Do What You Like" and "Table For One". Passenger then took to the road, performing across the United Kingdom, the USA and Australia throughout 2007 and 2008.

However, in 2009 things changed permanently. Passenger from there on became solely singer Mike Rosenberg, dropping the alt-rock and full-band feel of Wicked Man's Rest in favour of a mostly acoustic, sometimes collaborative effort. The first release in this new era was the entirely self-funded Wide Eyes Blind Love, released in 2009. Mike celebrated this release by travelling to Australia in October and sharing the stage with Lior, Elana Stone and Brian Campaeu. Mike also took to busking on the streets as a means of raising money and gaining attention.

2010 brought two more studio albums to the Passenger table. First was Divers and Submarines, recorded in 2009 while busking around Australia. This album was intended as a "Fan Only" release, and continued the stripped-back, acoustic feel of Wide Eyes Blind Love. Secondly came Flight of the Crow, a collaborative release recorded in early 2010. It featured Rosenberg collaborating with Australian artists he met during his busking escapades, including Lior, Josh Pyke, [L]Kate Miller. Heidke[/L], Matt Corby and Philadelphia Grand Jury. This lead to a more creative, full-band type of feel reminiscent of Wicked Man's Rest. Flight of the Crow was released in late 2010.

After touring through 2011, Passenger again hit the studio in autumn to record his latest release, All The Little Lights. Recorded in Sydney, Australia at the Linear Studios, All The Little Lights is a natural progression from everything that is Passenger, combining the dark cynicism of Wicked Man's Rest, the folksy feel of Wide Eyes Blind Love and Divers and Submarines, with the grandiose and epicness of Flight of the Crow. All The Little Lights was released on the 24th of February, 2012. « hide

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LPs
Whispers
2014

3.6
24 Votes
All The Little Lights
02/24/2012

3.5
51 Votes
Flight of the Crow
2010

3.7
10 Votes
Divers & Submarines
2010

3.8
8 Votes
Wide Eyes Blind Love
2009

3.9
12 Votes
Wicked Man's Rest
2007

4.1
8 Votes
EPs
Let Her Go
11/05/2012

3.3
2 Votes

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