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  • We have a winner….

    And some awesome runners up… and some rad honorable mentions!

    Thanks to everyone who entered – we loved your overwhelmingly excellent work and hope you enjoyed the remixing as much as we enjoyed listening. Congrats to our winners who will all be receiving a personal email from us shortly! The first place entry will be aired on the JustinGuitar youtube channel before the end of the month – but you can check it out here right now!

    Shattered Matter Remix Competition Results.
    HONORABLE MENTIONS
    Dennis Bland [listen to Dennis's entry]
    Chantal de Paus [listen to Chantal's entry]

    RUNNERS UP
    Lukas Prakopavičius [listen to Luckas's entry]
    Ezyo [listen to Ezyo's entry]

    FIRST PLACE
    Doppel Monokel

  • Shattered Matter OUT EVERYWHERE

    Shattered-Matter

    Our second album Shattered Matter is out today and we’re super excited to share it with you all. It’s a modest enough milestone in the grand scheme of everything, but to us it’s a very meaningful marker. You can check it out on iTunes by clicking the album cover above. Thanks for listening friends. WC∆S x

  • Remix Contest

    We’ve just launched a remix contest for the new album title track Shattered Matter!
    To check out the details, prizes and full instructions (as well as a handy ‘how to’ video from Justin)  – CLICK HERE G’luck friends!!!

  • Behind the scenes photo gallery

    We just launched a photo gallery with some of the behind the scenes shots for our new album, “Shattered Matter”. We hope you’ll like them! Click here »

  • New teaser trailer available

    We’ve just published the first teaser trailer for the “Shattered Matter”. Please check it out!
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  • Announcing the “Shattered Matter”

    We are immensely proud to announce the upcoming release of our new, second album – “Shattered Matter”.

About the band

Justin Sandercoe

Justin Sandercoe

(guitar, vocals. lyrics) teaches guitar to over 20k people a day on his web site justinguitar.com – over 150 million views on his videos on YouTube. He’s also worked with Katie Melua, Carla Bruni and Cathy Dennis.

Tim Harries

Tim Harries

(bass, vocals, lyrics) is an accomplished touring and session musician whose projects include working with the legendary Brian Eno, composers David Holmes and Stephen Warbeck and also playing alongside Justin with the young songstress Katie Melua.

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas

(keys and production) has written and recorded with a plethora of musicians and artists around the world, and has work featured in blockbuster films and T.V networks with over 100 placements.

Ellem

Ellem

(vocals, lyrics) Singer-Songwriter “who fuses her British pop sensibilities with her Los Angeles lifestyle, has a lyrical style in the vein of Ingrid Michaelson” says AOL music and can be heard in TV shows and films internationally.

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At the beginning of December 2012, this eclectic group of strangers got together in a room and made a record. The result “Recipe For Adventure” is a fantastical and diverse mix of deep rooted grooves, stupefying guitar solos, whimsical melodies and lyrics to both pull at your rollercoaster ridin’ heartstrings and also make you get up and move. The album was recorded in a 17th century converted barn, Conversion Studios, in Dorset, UK. The band wrote the songs together, with no artistic restrictions, for these four musicians the music very definitely came first.

“We’re not a bunch of spotty adolescent’s who wanted to start a band, kiss the girls and be famous.”  Says singer-songwriter Ellem, “We’re all seasoned musicians and it really is just about the music”.

We Came As Strangers, debut record ‘Recipe For Adventure’ is available in all online music stores.

Media

The Shattered Matter REMIX CONTEST is now CLOSED. Winning entries to be announced on July 17th 2014.

Prizes:

  • Winning entry will be uploaded to the JustinGuitar YouTube channel with over 300,000 subscribers exposed to your work!
  • Winner + 2 honorable mentions will receive some exclusive We Came As Strangers goodies including a signed CD and Limited edition T-Shirt.

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Music

Store

Pre-Orders – help us finance the new album :)

To help us finance the making of this record we’d really appreciate your support by pre-ordering the record! You can hear what we came up with on our last album, Recipe For Adventure on iTunes, by checking out this YouTube Playlist of all the songs from the album, or you’ll find the album on Spotify.

I’ll tell you straight, in this new digital age, being able to make records properly is a lot harder financially… by the time we pay for the studio rental, accommodation, food, transport, mixing studio, mastering, print and manufacture, (and more), the project will cost well over 10 grand so we really need support to be able to keep making albums.

PLEASE READ: Just so we’re all super clear about this…

ALL PRE-ORDERS (incl. Tees / Digital Downloads / Physical Copies) will ship out on the Shattered Matter official release date of June 23rd 2014.

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Shattered Matter CD

£9.99 (approx $16 USD)

Pre-order-Shattered-Matter

Shattered Matter – Download Pre Order

£5.99 (approx $8.91 USD)

Tee+CD Bundle

£19.99 (approx $31.50 USD)

Bicycle Tee

£17.99 (approx $30 USD)

Strangers Tee

£17.99 (approx $30 USD)

Shattered Tee

£17.99 (approx $30 USD)

Physical Copies of BOTH albums

£15.99 (approx $26 USD)

Recipe For Adventure CD

£9.99 (approx $16 USD)