- ‘Like a slow Stooges - They're good!' - Mark E Smith (MOJO magazine)
- ‘Exhilarating, truly edgy & cleverly provocative. With heartfelt, precise and clever lyrics, the quartet balance weight and depth with accessibility and charm’ - 24 Our Music
- ‘Memorable melodies, riffs, breakdowns and progressive builds with heartfelt, precise and clever lyrics' - AFV
Esper Scout are an experimental rock band based in Leeds, UK, driven by empowering and characterful guitars and bass, passionate lyrical content and expressive, catchy drum rhythms which together create 'warm dynamic songs with dense textures and vibrant hooks' (Vibrations).
Their sound is curious, courageous, engaging and exciting, with songs and performances that drift through moods from lively to somber. The band's direct and focused attitude both live and in the studio leaves audiences drawn in, hooked and willingly shook up by the captivating four piece.
photo - Mark Knowles
Today being the 20th anniversary of his death @ChampionUpNorth asked me to write some words about Kurt Cobain.
When I go with my instincts, as I often do, and say 'yes' to things they always seem to prove themselves to be worthwhile in one way or another, but when I accepted the last-minute proposition on Thurs I didn't quite realise what fulfillment and relevance I would end up finding through it (so cheers for asking me guys!)
LINK TO ARTICLE HERE
Artwork by Geraldine Greenwood / Geraldineartshop ('ave a look-see)
After a gig at the Packhorse last year Kelvin ex-Delta 5 very kindly liked us enough to pass our name on to David Icke's The People's Voice TV.
So we went down to see them in London a couple of weeks ago and even spotted David in the office. Really wanted to ask him about Oprah being a member of the Illuminati but seemed tied up fighting a war of words with the mainstream media. His son Gareth interviewed us though and wore a shirt with a drawing of Brian Blessed brawling a polar bear on (pretend I say 'Paul Collins Beat' instead of 'Phil'. Twuurp.)
17:45 - Belay (first time we played this outside our basement; risky bizniz)
26:05 - Interview (featuring K's proudest talent)
45:30 - Fires
Bit bizarre - Mark E Smith mentioned us in MOJO.
Me, Kirsty and Reb moved to Leeds a few years ago but that's moot! Sarah x
Last week we took a short trip to Germany and popped into the brilliant Berlin Guitars (loads of Hagstroms to choose from!)
Swallowing the Sun (acoustic) live at Berlin Guitars
Lou's spotted an article featured in the Guardian yesterday about events which inspired Gaps in the Border Fence... 'zdravstvuj' (hello), context!
"Veteran fans had what they called "Records on Ribs", Beatles tracks copied from illicit tape recordings and inscribed on to old X-ray plates - so children could listen to Can't Buy Me Love on Uncle Sergei's lungs..."
Find out why voodoo Lou will be 'crashing' America, future lyrical ticks and more details about what we're up to at the mo in Sarah's quick interview with ace blog Push to Fire LINK
We made it to the last 120 of 8000 of the Glastonbury 2013 Emerging Talent list thanks to Music Liberation! This number will get whittled down to 8 over the coming weeks, but in the meantime check out the interview we had with them HERE
Kirsty: "It-s been a dream of mine for ages to tour with the Bloodhound Gang around Europe on their party bus. If we ever did we-d need to bring some ear defenders and eye mask for Lou. The girl-s gotta sleep... and a cycle helmet. Nobody wants Lou with a head-chill!"
Sarah was asked by AntiMusic (in sunny California) to write a bit about Shed Some Light for their feature 'Singled Out' and it's been put online today HERE
"[we] formed our first band in my parents' garage, beginning our musical lives slap-bang in the middle of a rock n' roll cliche, except ours had a drum riser fashioned from cunningly acquired builders materials..."
"I’d be surprised if you any of us were to turn up to a gig one day with gold plated teeth, unless we fashioned something from Quality Street wrappers and an old gum shield from P.E..." LINK
'Exhilarating, truly edgy & cleverly provocative.'
'[Gaps in the Border Fence] is a sombre and serious epic indie.'
'There’s much to admire in the dreamy landscape that Esper Scout creates. They conjure up memorable melodies with effortless ease.'
'The influence of bands like the Mars Volta is clear in their music but the vocal delivery makes them closer to Manchester favourites Oceansize. Comparisons to Warpaint also seem valid as the set goes all shoegazey at times with good dual vocals and clever breakdowns.'
'[Esper Scout] execute their sound with perfection... great vocals and lyrics, precise and clever.' '[Esper Scout] provide charisma, effortless wisecracks and plenty of dynamic moments. The personality role of each member was fulfilled to perfection without feeling forced, unlike glossy magazine interviews with more famous girl groups.'
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'[Esper Scout] provide charisma, effortless wisecracks and plenty of dynamic moments. The personality role of each member was fulfilled to perfection without feeling forced, unlike glossy magazine interviews with more famous girl groups.'