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Fan Reviews

December 23rd 2015
the best!
Decatur, GA@
Eddie's Attic
Pete
April 22nd 2015
Best concert I been to. Crowd was I to it. Band sounded just like the album. Amazing.
Baltimore, MD@
Baltimore Sound Stage
Courtney
March 13th 2015
Excellent, as always! Best Cartel show to date.
Atlanta, GA@
The Masquerade
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About Cartel

Cartel is the name of at least six different groups:

1. Cartel sees themselves as minstrels of their day, offering songs about life and love that have always captured the human soul. Issuing a challenge to their cohorts, Will Pugh calls out "pop punk today isn't going anywhere-let's make some moves." With their new album Chroma, Cartel definitely makes some big moves in the right direction.
Having toured across the U.S. multiple times, with a widely enjoyed, self-released EP Cartel quickly garnered a devoted and noticeably growing fan base with a reputation for being one of the most fun, genuine, talented bands around. When Alternative Press compiled their 2005 list of "Bands You Need to Know," you bet your boots that Cartel was on that list. The band's Ransom EP was a hit with fans everywhere, and what the band has achieved with Chroma is the result of hard work, intuition, and great synergy between old friends. Cartel has only been a band for a few short years, but the band's members have known each other for well over a decade.

This record sounds like an inspired band who are unafraid to be inquisitive in their song craft and recording. It doesn't stray far from their true sound, but at the very same time soars much higher and drags along with it noticeable influences from the band's love for bands their parents listened to. In the song "Answer," Pugh found out where a lot of his inspiration came from and tips his hat to Brian Wilson. Chroma reflects the band's ability and desire to write timeless songs with genuine subject matter and classic nature in the modern world of the benign and cold. The band attempts to take a step into the same ballpark as the staid records of their parent's generation that inspire for generations to come.

While Chroma is not a concept album, the album was built as a cohesive piece. Honestly, "Settle Down" and "If I Fail" are specific examples among many of songs inspired by a common, fervent search for love and truth with beckoning lyrics and a pop tinge. "Settle Down" contains the darker undertones of the three, and the angst of young love with hope of lessons learned. It's not so much pop-punk anymore for the Atlanta boys, but more pop-rock, now laden with more alt-rock tinges and twists. Where bands in the '60s brought rock 'n' roll out of the drab singles format, Cartel has a new direction and vision for their music, bringing surprise and intrigue. Chroma offers plenty of surprises while remaining culturally relevant and fresh. Cartel has opened their minds to new musical possibilities that challenge their peers to achieve something more. The band brings the best of both worlds in accessibility and artistry. Chroma also reveals Pugh's deep thoughts and philosophical questioning through bright melodies that stay in your head all day long. Their compelling guitar arrangements, driving drums, and youthful energy rival more seasoned artists and naturally invoke attention.

Cartel mesh loud, bombastic guitars with pretty melodies and rock arrangements with an acute sense of pop songwriting. The band started out as a guilty pleasure for many, they who are now demanding more and more. Their album is evidence of a creative connection that transcends the band's relatively short life.

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2. Cartel is a German hip-hop group which have mostly Turkish members, who released a self-titled album in 1995. For the "Cartel" project, three bands got together: "Da Crime Posse" , "Erci E" and "Karakan". This album was released in 1995 and soon after the bands went their separate ways. The album gained immediate popularity in Turkey when it was first released and stayed at top of the lists for more than 13 weeks.

3. Cartel were also a band from Bristol England they released an EP called Glowing Hairdo in 1998 with the songs 1.Glowing Hairdo 2. Do you love me? 3. Past lives

4. A collaboration between trance DJs John Askew and John O'Callaghan, who released the song "Moments" under this name in 2007.

5. Underground producer Cartel, one half of the Hoodgrown Productions duo, makes his debut with a throwback album of sorts. Combing hard beats provided by him and "real" lyrics from some of illest new upcoming artists on the scene, Cartel's Prepare For Glory represents a time when hip hop was still about "beats & rhymes". (http://www.hoodgrownrecords.com)

6. Brisbane (Australia) rock band who were a part of the city's thriving hard-rock community- the same that gave birth to similar bands such as The Butterfly Effect, Sunk Loto, King Mungi and Melodyssey.
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Genres:
Pop, Pop Punk, Rock
Band Members:
Nic Hudson, Joseph Pepper, Will Pugh, Kevin Sanders
Hometown:
Atlanta, Georgia

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Live Photos of Cartel

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Bandsintown Merch

Circle Hat
$25.0 USD
Live Collage Sweatshirt
$45.0 USD
Rainbow T-Shirt
$30.0 USD
Circle Beanie
$20.0 USD

Fan Reviews

December 23rd 2015
the best!
Decatur, GA@
Eddie's Attic
Pete
April 22nd 2015
Best concert I been to. Crowd was I to it. Band sounded just like the album. Amazing.
Baltimore, MD@
Baltimore Sound Stage
Courtney
March 13th 2015
Excellent, as always! Best Cartel show to date.
Atlanta, GA@
The Masquerade
View More Fan Reviews

About Cartel

Cartel is the name of at least six different groups:

1. Cartel sees themselves as minstrels of their day, offering songs about life and love that have always captured the human soul. Issuing a challenge to their cohorts, Will Pugh calls out "pop punk today isn't going anywhere-let's make some moves." With their new album Chroma, Cartel definitely makes some big moves in the right direction.
Having toured across the U.S. multiple times, with a widely enjoyed, self-released EP Cartel quickly garnered a devoted and noticeably growing fan base with a reputation for being one of the most fun, genuine, talented bands around. When Alternative Press compiled their 2005 list of "Bands You Need to Know," you bet your boots that Cartel was on that list. The band's Ransom EP was a hit with fans everywhere, and what the band has achieved with Chroma is the result of hard work, intuition, and great synergy between old friends. Cartel has only been a band for a few short years, but the band's members have known each other for well over a decade.

This record sounds like an inspired band who are unafraid to be inquisitive in their song craft and recording. It doesn't stray far from their true sound, but at the very same time soars much higher and drags along with it noticeable influences from the band's love for bands their parents listened to. In the song "Answer," Pugh found out where a lot of his inspiration came from and tips his hat to Brian Wilson. Chroma reflects the band's ability and desire to write timeless songs with genuine subject matter and classic nature in the modern world of the benign and cold. The band attempts to take a step into the same ballpark as the staid records of their parent's generation that inspire for generations to come.

While Chroma is not a concept album, the album was built as a cohesive piece. Honestly, "Settle Down" and "If I Fail" are specific examples among many of songs inspired by a common, fervent search for love and truth with beckoning lyrics and a pop tinge. "Settle Down" contains the darker undertones of the three, and the angst of young love with hope of lessons learned. It's not so much pop-punk anymore for the Atlanta boys, but more pop-rock, now laden with more alt-rock tinges and twists. Where bands in the '60s brought rock 'n' roll out of the drab singles format, Cartel has a new direction and vision for their music, bringing surprise and intrigue. Chroma offers plenty of surprises while remaining culturally relevant and fresh. Cartel has opened their minds to new musical possibilities that challenge their peers to achieve something more. The band brings the best of both worlds in accessibility and artistry. Chroma also reveals Pugh's deep thoughts and philosophical questioning through bright melodies that stay in your head all day long. Their compelling guitar arrangements, driving drums, and youthful energy rival more seasoned artists and naturally invoke attention.

Cartel mesh loud, bombastic guitars with pretty melodies and rock arrangements with an acute sense of pop songwriting. The band started out as a guilty pleasure for many, they who are now demanding more and more. Their album is evidence of a creative connection that transcends the band's relatively short life.

Written by Record Label

---------------------------

2. Cartel is a German hip-hop group which have mostly Turkish members, who released a self-titled album in 1995. For the "Cartel" project, three bands got together: "Da Crime Posse" , "Erci E" and "Karakan". This album was released in 1995 and soon after the bands went their separate ways. The album gained immediate popularity in Turkey when it was first released and stayed at top of the lists for more than 13 weeks.

3. Cartel were also a band from Bristol England they released an EP called Glowing Hairdo in 1998 with the songs 1.Glowing Hairdo 2. Do you love me? 3. Past lives

4. A collaboration between trance DJs John Askew and John O'Callaghan, who released the song "Moments" under this name in 2007.

5. Underground producer Cartel, one half of the Hoodgrown Productions duo, makes his debut with a throwback album of sorts. Combing hard beats provided by him and "real" lyrics from some of illest new upcoming artists on the scene, Cartel's Prepare For Glory represents a time when hip hop was still about "beats & rhymes". (http://www.hoodgrownrecords.com)

6. Brisbane (Australia) rock band who were a part of the city's thriving hard-rock community- the same that gave birth to similar bands such as The Butterfly Effect, Sunk Loto, King Mungi and Melodyssey.
Show More
Genres:
Pop, Pop Punk, Rock
Band Members:
Nic Hudson, Joseph Pepper, Will Pugh, Kevin Sanders
Hometown:
Atlanta, Georgia

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