OrsonRotD's decision to support them changed everything. When we featured No Tomorrow in August 2005 the response was immediate and overwhelming. So encouraged were Orson by the response to RotD's feature that they even spent their own money to come to the UK and play at In The City. Within days they had been signed by Universal Music Publishing's Mike McCormack, and were receiving fevered interest from labels, lawyers, pluggers and agents. Orson have since signed an international deal with Mercury UK's president Jason Iley and are on course to make a major impact when No Tomorrow becomes their first UK single release on February 27. Other deals following RotD's feature include legal representation from Sarah Stennett at SSB for legal representation and live agency from Jeff Frasco at CAA.
"It was Record of the Day that first brought Orson to people's attention over here", says Jason Iley. "One listen to their album and I was hooked, I believed in them so much that I just had to bring them to Mercury. The reaction from every area of the media has been nothing short of phenomenal. Already they have been on the cover of the Sunday Times Culture, are playlisted on radio all over the country and performed on Top of the Pops. With a start like this the sky's the limit." Orson's rise "simply wouldn't have happened without RotD's initial enthusiasm," adds Universal Music Publishing's Mike McCormack.
"No Tomorrow" - Featured on: 11 August 2005, 06 February 2006
Result after RotD supported: Deals with Mercury Records and Universal Music Publishing.