Still fresh from their earliest days on the rough and tumble North East music scene, the Mosaics continue to surpass even their own aspirations as they rapidly ascend to high altitudes within the UK music scene, blossoming into a compelling live act - beloved of all who encounter them. Having honed their melodic yet propulsive sound for two years, growing consistently sharper and more sophisticated along the way, the band have attained a sparkling live set that is a 'must see' for even the most discerning music fan. Still a relatively young band, The Mosaics were quick to discover the virtues of experience and have been gigging solidly since forming in 2005, combining a hardcore work ethic with an unerring instinct for songwriting. "I think the collective mindset that brought the band together has survived pretty much everything that has come our way," asserts vocalist and guitarist Dan McClew, "we have so many accomplishments that we can only build on and develop in the years to come". Not least of these accomplishments being the band's 2006 Record of the Year Award from Radio Six for their stunning single Runner, or the recent award from the Sammy Johnson fund, judged by long-term panelists Tim Healy and Ray Laidlaw from Lindisfarne. The Mosaics are a band for whom success does not breed complacency, but brings them closer to the fundamentals of their partnership, generating an eagerness to turn the next creative corner. The secret of their success is undoubtedly the musical equilibrium between the four members, the provocative, dazzling vocals of singer Dan McClew with his potent and persuasive lyrics, the luscious, gentle guitar work of Dave Luther epitomised by the shimmering soundscapes projecting from his fender telecaster, the flawless, inventive rhythms of drummer Steve Barrass - accomplished yet subtle and unpredictable, and finally the backbone rhythm of Ben McClew on bass. The range of influences and stylistic diversity of the four musicians has consolidated the band's cohesive sound, and given birth to a resonant and revealing listening experience far greater than the sum of it's parts. The Mosaics began assembling the elements of their debut album way back in 2005, shortly after forming, an album that looks set to become a breakthrough in every sense of the word. The band have amassed a legion of fans through their persistent gigging and touring of the UK, with a particularly strong following in the North East, and now the time has come to give something back. The Mosaics self-titled debut is a euphoric celebration of all that they have encountered over the past couple of years, and captures perfectly the energy and emotional impact of their live set. "We wanted to make a record that was more song-orientated," explains guitarist Dave Luther, "for us success is one song at a time". The result is a stunning mix of dynamic and melodious songs, with no throwaway tracks, crisp acoustic guitar phrases erupting into a dense wall of sound, aching vocal melodies trailed by intense guitarscapes, The Mosaics are a band that do not take the possibilities and the potential of their music for granted, they are a band set to take the UK music scene in dazzling new directions...