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since 2007




Years Active: 2004 to present

Genre: rock, pop, avant-garde

Country: United Kingdom


Aristazabal Hawkes (double bass, electric bass, keyboards, tambourine)
Greig Stewart (percussion)
MC Lord Magro (bass, keyboards)
Fyfe Dangerfield (vocals)

Artist Bio:

From Guillemots (sometimes written gUiLLeMoTs) is a London-based avant-garde pop and indie rock band, formed in November 2004. They consist of: Fyfe Dangerfield from Birmingham in England (a.k.a. Fyfe Hutchins and formerly a member of Senseless Prayer) on vocals, keyboards and guitar; lead guitarist MC Lord Magro (formerly of Vazio) from Brazil, who also plays bass and keyboards occasionally; Canadian Aristazabal Hawkes on double bass, electric bass, keyboards and occasionally tambourine; and Scottish percussionist Greig Stewart (who briefly went by the name Rican Caol). The band released their debut EP, I Saw Such Things in My Sleep EP, in September 2005; all 1000 copies sold out on the day of release. In January 2006, Guillemots were awarded fifth place in the BBCs Sound of 2006 list of favourite up-and-coming acts. Their full-length debut LP, Through The Windowpane was released in July 2006, including PlayMade-Up Lovesong #43 from the Such Things EP and other previous singles PlayTrains to Brazil and PlayWere Here. The albums release date was timed so it would be eligible for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize, and the album did make the shortlist. During the recording sessions for the album, the band recorded an EP entitled Of The Night made up of......[Read More]



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