the brilliantly simple. started out as a one-man experiment of loop pedals and sample pads. Through obvious restrictions and the longing for that full-band essence, a four-friend collective formed what it is today – an abrasive indie rock outfit from in and around the Surrey Hills. Without claiming to be innovative, we endeavour to deliver a pleasing concoction of big sounds with occasional climax, tranquil breakdowns and meaningful lyrics. We wholly hope you enjoy it.x

Nothing finer by the brilliantly simple

Monday, 28 January 2013

Has it been that long?

My word. It has almost been a year since I wrote anything for this page. Sorry about that.

What's happened then? Well, we played some shows, including a fun slot at Redfest, Fighting Cocks, Dorking, with The Xcerts in Kingston and a few others I think. We also recorded a new(ish) track called Find a Way, which we're hoping to do a video for at some point soon. The other night we went and played some acoustic songs on Susy FM behind a video repair shop in Redhill, which was wonderful.

After a few recent practices, we're all really enjoying playing our music again and are booking a few shows here and there. We've got a couple coming up in London in March, so keep an eye out for those. Our friend Alf from WEGROWBEARDS, Break Ups, Porches and lord knows what else, is being a legend and booking us shows and giving us that much needed rocket up the arse to move things along. Thanks, Alf.

Also, I've just listed all our CD's on the bandcamp page as Pay What You Want, so feel free to order a CD or two.

That's all for now.

Speak to you next year.

Tristan x

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Xcerts and Redfest

Pretty exciting week really.

We're playing with The Xcerts and Jumping Ships on Thursday at New Slang, Kingston. Tickets via Banquet Records HERE.

We've also been confirmed to play at Redfest in July. Tickets via their site HERE.



Thursday, 27 October 2011


What a long time it has been:

- We haven't played a show since July

- We've written new songs

- We're planning on recording one or two of them

- Si has grown another 2ft

- Greg has grown hair on the soles of his feet

- Tristan has got fat from PR freebies

- Dan won the Nobel Prize, then lost it to a chicken in a game of draughts.

Please come along and say hi at a show. We promise to be loud and sweaty.



Monday, 1 August 2011

Bye for now

We played our last show until October last night at the ever-loyal Fighting Cocks, Kingston. It was a goodie - a cool show to chill off the back of. Greg now heads to work onsite for Green Man Festival until September sometime, leaving the rest of us to get some ideas going for new songs.

As we can't go through the month of August without celebrating mine and Alf's birthday with a stonking show in Dorking, new found friend Cameron from Killington Fall will be stepping in on the bass for what will no doubt be a boozey affair. Saturday 13th August - come on down.

In other news, eek! recordings has put out a debut compilation on which we are featured. Chris is a good friend of ours and has recorded all our material to date. The other bands on there are awesome and at £3, you can't really go wrong.

We've already got a couple of shows lined up for October and will hopefully get some more sorted throughout the next month or two. If you've read this far and want us to play somewhere, drop me a line.

Is that it? I think that's it.



Saturday, 2 April 2011

Treats for you - old and new

In light of our upcoming shows, we thought we’d give you a little treat.

Before this outfit turned into a quartet, Tristan went into Peak Recordings in March 2009 to record a three-track EP called Kingston to Nottingham. This has now been added to the bandcamp. Check it out! It features a crazy old song named Ode and the initial version of Tons and Pounds – piano and everything.

If that wasn’t enough, you can now also listen to a new track from Trees. Nothing finer, the track featured on BSM ’11, has also been added to the bandcamp page.

Hope you enjoy the music. Perhaps we’ll see you at a show or two?



Monday, 21 March 2011

Back once again...


After returning from southern continents and getting over just how crappy England looks when comparing it to sun-filled coastlines, we've started booking a few shows again and getting our act together for the upcoming months.

Whilst away, we were honoured to be featured on Big Scary Monsters' BSM '11. If you're unfamiliar, it consists of a track a week from bands around the country who have earned a nod from the indie record label. Get involved by clicking the link above - there are some great bands in there.

Speaking of BSM, we're playing with one of its highly notable bands, Talons, on 29th April at the Boileroom, Guildford. It's the last night of their tour, so it should be awesome. Come on down for noodles and big, BIG music.

As well as other shows that you can see on the right, that's about it for now. Other than that we had a practice the other day in a barn, which had a shetland pony that stared at you every time you went outside for a break. There was also a dog called Molly who liked Dan's crotch.



Be sure to check out Killington Fall, who we hope to be playing with in the future.

Be sure to check out That Mouth, who are imminent.

Thursday, 13 January 2011



So our second release, Trees, is finally printed and ready and waiting for you to get your hands on.

You can order your very on copy from HERE for £5 or, of course, pick one up at a show.

Dan has just got back from South Africa and I'm about to go to Australia. At the moment there aren't a great deal of shows coming up, but we're going to be booking for April very soon.

I hope that you're fine and 2011 has started well for you.



Tuesday, 7 December 2010

See you soon...

Hi everyone,

OK - so we’re done for 2010. On behalf of all four of us, I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who put us on, put us up, played our songs, paid to see us, bought a CD and anything else one might have done. We had such a good time, particularly in the past couple of months.

As far as the future’s concerned, it’s certainly got potential. Our next release, Trees, is so close to being done and ready for people to hear. It’s all mixed, the artwork is done, I just need to figure out how to use InDesign properly and I can get it sent off to the printers. There’s something cool happening with one track off the CD, which I can’t divulge yet, but will as soon as it’s all confirmed.

We’re going to play a few shows at the end of January to tie in with Trees being finished, so look out for those.

Aside from that, have a lovely Xmas and New Year, keep going to watch live music and be well.


Tris, Si, Dan and Greg.x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Why, hello there...

Well. October is done with and what a fun month it was. Seeing as it was the first attempt on our part to really venture out there and play a bunch of shows, it went categorically well.

Notable highlights have got to be The Swan in Ipswich with Los. Horsham’s BOTB. Demon FM in Leicester. Enticing new, friendly acquaintance (albeit with noodles) Del Noble to the Boileroom, Guildford.

I think the main consummation was just being in new (as well as familiar) places, meeting new people and playing our songs with as much conviction as we could muster and getting such flattering feedback.

Next on the agenda is to get the new CD, Trees, done and dusted. Dan and Si are heading back into Peak Recordings this week to meet up with Chris and try and put the finishing touches to it. The artwork is pretty much there and printing negotiations have begun.

We’ve been asked to donate our track, Limerick to an autumnal compilation, compiled by indie set-up, Well Weapon Records. There will be more details on this soon, as well as more exciting news regarding a track from Trees.

We’ve got two more shows this month and after those, we disappear until January. The first is being promoted by myself and Greg, and it’s going to be awesome. Please find the event page HERE.

The second is at The Rest Is Noise, Brixton, supporting ones to watch, The Neat. Promoted by Monkeysuit Music, it’s sure to be a great evening. It’s FREE, too.

Perhaps we’ll see you at one of those shows, perhaps we won’t. Either way, thanks for reading this. Make the most of the current tracks up on the myspace, as they’ll soon be long gone.



Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Isn’t it nice when a plan comes together?

Alright, we didn’t write nearly as much as we had hoped to write over the summer, but we’ve got some new songs for you. I said we’d be back in October, and by Jebus, we will be.

This weekend we’re going back into the studio to record four new tracks for our second E.P. We’re so excited to get in there and lay down a more accurate version of the sound we’ve come to call our own.

It’s literally going to be straight out the studio and onto the stage with October’s gig listings looking comfortably plump. We’ve got a couple more to add on (including the Battle of the Bands date in Horsham), but here’s the list so far:


7th – The Swan, Ipswich w/ Los
13th – Old Blue Last, Shoreditch w/ Cats and Cats and Cats
15th – The Boileroom, Guildford
21st – The Hobgoblin, Staines
23rd – Ducie Bridge, Manchester
24th – Live Radio Session for 105.7 Demon FM, Leicester


3rd – The Half Moon, Putney
14th – Retro Bar, Manchester

You can now purchase a downloadable version of the Blackboard E.P. here. Once the new recording is complete, we’ll be setting up a way of ordering some physical copies of everything.

Friends I urge you to check out:

This is Not Revolution Rock (who are kindly putting us on at Old Blue Last)
Hold Your Horse Is
Killing Pablo

Thanks for reading.



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