Titanium steeled for home crowd

CARLY THOMAS
Last updated 12:00 30/07/2014

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A brand new show with Titanium's latest songs will be on offer for Palmerston North fans at the Globe Theatre this Saturday.

The boy band, who were formed through a competition held by The Edge radio station two years ago, have been busy recording new songs due to be released next month.

Band member Haydn Linsley, who went to Awatapu College, is now based in Auckland and said he was looking forward to performing to his home crowd.

"It will be great to see some familiar faces and I have put it out there for everyone, all my old mates to come and see what I have been up to. I never really get nervous on stage, but with the Palmerston North show I am feeling the nerves for the first time."

Linsley was born in Bristol, England, and moved to Palmerston North with his parents in 2007. He recently returned to receive his New Zealand citizenship and said he had grown up a lot in his two years with the band. "We have been getting together more material and the songs we are about to release do have a familiar feel. Some of the songs that we plan to release a bit later have a bit of a different sound, we have all matured and that is starting to show in our sound."

Titanium's debut studio album All For You was released worldwide in 2012 and the band made New Zealand music chart history when it became the first New Zealand band to have three singles simultaneously in the official New Zealand Singles Chart.

In 2013, Titanium signed a managing deal with Mike Cammarata, who is the manager of American boy band Big Time Rush.

Linsley said breaking into the American market was the next goal and a trip to Los Angeles was planned for September. "We are working on getting material together before then and have been in the studio a lot. We will be making a music video after the Palmerston North show and then doing a lot of writing and recording."

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