Islington Boys' Club release first single
Pristine/Plastic 16 Released 22nd November 2010
Islington Boys' Club release their debut AA side single Pristine/Plastic 16 through Club.The.Mammoth. (run in association with Too Pure) on 22nd November 2010.
500 7" limited edition vinyl will be pressed and nationally distributed by Cargo as well as it being available via various digital channels.
Islington Boys' Club are a North London based four piece. They met through mutual friends through the East London live music scene.
Although according to Ed the drummer, lead singer Andy 'was a special acquisition, as we were the first band he tried out for when first arriving in London having been introduced by his sister who told us about him before he moved over from overseas'. Singer / performer Andy Lovelee is quite the front man, challenging and bold, just like a young Bowie, making IBC stand out from the crowd with each performance a spectacle to watch, completely captivating.
Sitting somewhere in between the rock and electro bands of this world, Islington Boys' Club create music that is innovative. Uplifting rock music filled with exciting hooks, pounding drums and intelligent, beautifully sung vocals.
They have shared stages with the likes of O.Children, Dark Horses and Is Tropical and played The Stag & Dagger and 1234 Shoreditch festivals this year.
The double A-side single: Pristine/ Plastic 16 was written and performed by the band: Andy Lovelee, Daniel Silvester Taylor-Lind, Drew Kennedy, Ed Pearson and produced, mixed and recorded by James Aparicio (Grinderman, Liars, Spirtualized, These New Puritans) at The Limehouse and Error Room 2.
Remixes to come from Is Tropical, Tellison, Worship and Prizes.
The single is released on independent label Club.The.Mammoth. on the 22nd November 2010.
"A fascinating proposition... Gaining a following around East London, there is definitely a place for Islington Boys' Club outside of that clique fitting in nicely between The Horrors and O. Children." - Clash
"Energetic, powerful strut rock with throbbing guitars, ominous synths and a rabble rousing chorus." - Gill Mills, Best Of Myspace
"Captivating from start to finish… the power of the band's music is addictive, filling up an absent crack in my musical tastes that's long been waiting to be fed." - Holly Louise Eells, Artrocker