were a British indie
four-piece. The band was formed in 2001 when James, Joe and Jack were students together at John Cabot CTC
. During their early years the band were based in their hometown Bristol
but moved to Hackney
and, in addition to headlining, they have toured with Razorlight
, Bloc Party
, The Dears
, Hope of the States
, The Killers
and The Futureheads
They have put out seven singles
and two albums
. Released through Moshi Moshi
Records (Hot Chip
, Kate Nash
, Florence And The Machine
, Tom Vek
and Architecture in Helsinki
) and their own label Salty Cat Records.
In 2005 Their second single "You've Given Me Something That I Can't Give Back" made the Top 40
, charting at number 38 and In 2006 The band won a 'Vodafone Live Music Award'.
The current line-up was finalised in the summer of 2006 after Desmond became their fourth drummer. Previous Drummers include Dave Hounsome (2001-2002), Chun leek (2002-2003), and Steve Bishop (2003-2006). During their career the band have worked with a score of major producers and directors including Paul Epworth
, James Ford
, Ian Grimble, Rich Wilkinson and Matthias Hoene.
In spring 2010 the band decided to split, playing their final gig at the Fleece & Firkin, Bristol
(the same venue they played their first gig in 2001).
- James Williams - Vocals/Guitar