We love broken guitars, tape players, cheap keyboards, distorted basses, omnichords, FX pedals, drum machines, harmoniums, telephones, record players, vibroslap
Don't Give Up Giving Up
Peak position #48
James Boyce sings and plays guitar, Steve Hansey plays bass and Joe Bear plays drums. We formed in 1999 almost by accident having been in a band together at school, after a chance weekends playing around with four tracks and FX pedals.
We spent the weekends and holidays of the next year writing and recording songs in our ramshackle studio in rural Suffolk before releasing 'The Beck EP'. This was followed a year later by the three track 'Leaving Suburbia EP'. By this time we'd gathered the courage to venture out of the countryside into the bright lights of Norwich to start playing occasional gigs. We love broken guitars, tape players, cheap keyboards, distorted basses, omnichords, FX pedals, drum machines, harmoniums, telephones, record players, vibroslaps, maracas and all the mid range audio frequencies.
We've been described as:
'melancholic lo-fi pop, with noisy bits'
'punk for tired people'
'poppy then weird then loud!'
Its all about playing live.