The Pigeon Detectives
are an English indie rock
band from Rothwell
, West Yorkshire
, who formed in 2004. They have been championed by such well known DJs as Steve Lamacq
and Jo Whiley
, and performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals
in 2006, where they were tagged "the band most likely to leap to the main stage in 2007" in an NME review. However, the band returned to the festivals in 2007 and again performed on the NME stage.
They supported Dirty Pretty Things
while they toured in spring 2006. In early November 2006 they supported fellow Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs
, who are known to be fans of the band. On 8 July 2007, they played on the Radio 1 NME Stage in front of thousands at T in the Park
. The performance was televised and shown later that day on BBC3. They went on to perform their biggest show ever at Oxegen 2008
which was beamed around Europe
Up to the end of 2008 the band had released two albums, selling over 500,000 copies in the UK.
Wait For Me
The Pigeon Detectives are signed to the Independent label Dance To The Radio
with whom their debut album, Wait for Me
, was released on CD, 12" heavyweight vinyl and digital download on 28 May 2007. The album, recorded in autumn 2006, has been produced by Will Jackson and was recorded in the band's home town of Leeds.
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