Qualia are Leeds University students Gez (vocals and guitar) and Dan (keyboard and backing vocals), who formed a musical partnership just over a year ago and have already attracted substantial record label interest. This five-track demo, recorded with Bruce Wood (Nightmares on Wax), makes clear just why there is a growing industry buzz around them - their acoustic blues sound, combined with soulful, heartfelt vocals, is striking and remarkably accomplished for a duo with only a handful of live performances under their belt. Stand-out track 'Soul Takes Flight' showcases Qualia's songwriting talent, with its measured, almost understated approach allowing Gez's unique voice to take centre stage. Qualia's star is in the ascendancy to such an extent that they have recently been working in the studio with acclaimed producer Youth, and their first EP, 'Free From Calm', is set for release later this month.
Leeds / Leicester / York based six piece