Polish New Wave / synth-pop band, originally found by Mariusz Gryciuk and Rafał Tomaszczuk in 1991, Białystok. Musically their work can best be described as orchestral romantic dark electronics that remind of bands such as Diary Of Dreams, Diorama and related while combining influences of darkwave, new romantic as well as classical music that connects them with bands of the 4AD and Projekt labels.
Agonised By Love are:
Rafał Tomaszczuk (vocals, lyrics)
Mariusz Gryciuk (keyboards)
The band was formed in Poland in 1997.
Until 2001 the musicians working on their sound and recording their material at home.
2002 saw Agonised By Love finishing their first demo entitled “Blindness”.
In autumn 2003 ABL booked a professional studio and started to work on their first album - “All of White Horizons”, which was released on January 17th 2005 through the Belgian record company Alfa Matrix and in eastern Europe on the Polish label Alchera Visions. Only a few months before, in November 2004, Alfa Matrix had released “Close Behind You”, an EP containing club remixes by Rotersand, Technoir, Sero.Overdose, God’s Own Medicine and others.
Agonised By Love music was soon discovered by local and internet radio stations. The album received positive reviews throughout and brought the band a large number of fans outside their home country. Their songs became dance floor fillers at independent clubs across Europe.
Agonised By Love has played over a dozen concerts in Poland and Europe. Beside their headline gigs the band performed at diverse festivals, e.g. Castle Party, Beyond The Veil, Black Flames Festival, Gothic.pl Festival, Tamsa Snabzda and others.
During the live shows the band is supported by guitarist Wojciech Pawłowski.
This year (2006) Agonised By Love plan the series of concerts with the special guest - DJ H_12 (additional keys, e-drums, effects and samples).