Ashton-Magnuson Media

I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME
CONFIRMS LOS ANGELES SHOWS WITH
DRAMARAMA AT PERSHING SQUARE (DECEMBER 3) AND
CAMP FREDDY AT THE ROXY (DECEMBER 11)

INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED 'STANDBY' CD AVAILABLE NOW

After captivating audiences throughout Los Angeles with their guitar and synth driven dark pop songs, I Will Never Be The Same has been invited to perform with Dramarama at Pershing Square in downtown LA on December 3 and with Camp Freddy (featuring Billy Morrison, Dave Navarro, Matt Sorum, Donovan Leitch and Chris Chaney) at The Roxy on December 11.

I Will Never Be The Same is building a solid fan base and garnering media praise for their live performances and independently released debut CD Standby, now available in digital format and as a limited edition deluxe physical CD package. Written and recorded by Josh Atchley, Standby features eleven original compositions along with a rendition of the goth pop "Cry Little Sister," well known from the 1987 film The Lost Boys. IWNBTS songs like "Worldless," "Set Your World On Fire," "Starfields" and "Eyes Turning Black" showcase dense and vibrant soundscapes that flow effortlessly from electronica to live instrumentation. Standby seamlessly mixes hard-edged melodic rock with pulsing ambient and industrial chords.

"After a year and a half of writing and experimenting, the end result was IWNBTS," says Atchley, the sole creator of Standby. But, he continues, "I was looking at these songs from a live standpoint the moment I started writing them." Atchley—who's been writing, producing, and remixing for the past 10 years—brought in veteran West Indian Girl bassist Francis Ten, guitarist Taylor Haycraft and keyboardist Brittany Bao to realize the group's precision live sound. In addition to fronting the live band, Atchley also plays guitar and keyboard.

IWNBTS continues to earn allies in the media and on radio. Atchley was recently featured on Dave Navarro's "Dark Matter" radio show; Navarro later described IWNBTS's "Eyes Turning Black" as "Pink Floyd meets NIN" on his blog. Elsewhere, Viktor Phoenix of BuzzBands.la says their sound "…reflects the influence of European electronic artists known for their songwriting and live shows—the likes of Depeche Mode, along with Him, Muse, IAMX and even Imogen Heap (November 5, 2009)." Chicks With Guns called the music "the perfect marriage between live instrumentation and electronic atmospherics."