The Mispent’s debut album “Climbing Frames” is, on first listen a delightfully fresh, light and upbeat Pop/Rock/Folk concoction about grown up relationships; the surprise is that every return visit rewards the listener with new bittersweet insights. This is a record of substance that has the courage not to wear it on its sleeve – as does much of current, frankly self pitying effete British “bloke” Rock. Emotional intelligence - with a somewhat dry wit, is behind music that tells universal human stories with empathy and no little charisma. This may well be an extension of the fact that Warrick Hayes, the band leader, and Guy Fearon, the lead guitarist, are drama school friends. The live shows certainly benefit as a result - the performances are gloriously charming; which makes for music that is both highly engaging and touching . It's rare indeed to witness such a vintage blend of talent!
"For many reasons, there aren't enough intelligent, melody-driven, upbeat, adult-orientated bands that are new out there," says Warrick. "My focus is to make sure we're good enough to fill that void and do that job. And I think we are, and we can." It's a sentiment that certainly isn't passing the business by: "Song of the Year is excited to recognize Warrick for his exceptional songwriting ability for the song 'Wish You Well.' Warrick competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH1's Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music, including many Grammy Award winners." - VH1 "Song of the Year" Competition. The Mispent's EP, All There Is, Is Now, and Climbing Frames are currently available through Cd Baby, Amazon.com, Napster.co.uk and iTunes. For more information, please visit www.themispent.com.