High Energy Hook Driven Rock And Roll.
"Carolina's Finest Alternative Rock" (John Tavalera, Owner of the world famous Troubadour Club in London, UK)
Taking inspiration from the great bands of the past (drawing comparisons to The Beatles, R.E.M. and Nirvana) Angwish is leaving its musical footprint all over the world with a maelstrom of non-stop international touring.
Frontman Bryan Bielanski (guitars/vocals) formed the alternative rock duo in Charlotte, NC while still in high school during the late 1990's shortly after his beloved older sister took her own life. One of the last things she said to her brother was "You need to travel the world and play your music to people everywhere". Since then Angwish has released 9 full length albums, 3 EPs and played over 1000 shows in 15 different countries on 3 continents, including major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Angwish has also been sponsored by the national US music store chain Sam Ash, had songs placed in European Red Bull advertisements and in 2011 Bryan Bielanski was nominated for "Best Songwriter" and won the "Most Promising Artist" award in the Charlotte Music Awards.
The guitar/drums duo (complemented by Mitch Cooper on drums) creates its thick sound by using a specially modified guitar, numerous effects pedals and multiple amplifiers, a set up that Bryan constructed himself. Many listeners claim Angwish sound like a 4 or even 5 piece band after hearing their live performance. The songs range in style from jangly 60's British Invasion rock to the punk of the 70's, alternative rock of the 90's and the pop music of today. Bryan pours his heart out with his lyrics in each and every song drawing from all his life experiences from the ecstatic to the horrific. Nobody can question the sincerity and ferocity of the gauntlet of emotions that spews forth when Bryan sings his songs.
Angwish's new album, "Lust For Live" is now available, they are touring Europe for the remainder of 2015 and Central America in the spring of 2016.
QFQ EP 1998 KEH Records
Prototype 1999 Street Records
He'll Remember EP 2001 Street Records
485 2002 Street Records
All The Problems EP 2005 KEH Records
Calamity 2007 KEH Records
Into The Void 2010 KEH Records
Data West 2011 KEH Records
Rock And Roll Destroyed My Life 2012 KEH Records
Dark Circles 2013 BANGME Records
The Fearless Corporate Rock Killers 2014 Gwenny Songs Records
Lust For Live 2015 Gwenny Songs Records
"The band has so much passion in their music. The songs sound really great" Scott Litt - Producer (REM, Nirvana)
“It's as if Bryan's music is saying 'Top 40, Kiss My Ass!'” Kerry Molessa (Encore magazine, Wilmington, NC)
"Anyone who listens to Angwish is going to realize that this band is at the doorstep of something great" Scott Homewood (Amps 11 magazine, Charlotte, NC)
"East coast power pop band packs more hooks than a tackle box!" Erika Boling (Metrospirit magazine, Augusta, GA)
"Catchy as hell, the vocal melodies and guitar solos are sweetly delivered with an honest sense of urgency." Gordon Lamb (Flagpole magazine, Athens, GA)
"The new CD is full of punk attitude and energy played with a refreshing level of passion" Micah McLain (Southeast Performer magazine, Atlanta, GA)
"It's loud, it's driving, but the music of Angwish is also intelligent and musically coherent power pop with soul" Woody Mitchell (Charlotte Observer daily periodical, Charlotte, NC)
"Angwish has restored my faith in humanity" Donal O' Neill (Venue owner, Geneva, Switzerland)
"Angwish" IS Rock and Roll" Anonymous Fan
"Angwish has written some of the greatest rock songs ever made" Anonymous fan
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