- Mel Young - guitar, vocals
- Simon Young - bass, vocals
- Mike Wake - drums
Inspired by the likes of Foo Fighters, Cave In and The Police, Drive Like You Stole It combine heavy riffing with pop sensibilities and an almost prog-like ability to make the complex sound inordinately simple.
They've seen a British tour of duty with Bluebird, as well as playing shows with 'A', Mínus, Instruction, The Copperpot Journals and Million Dead. The press caught on and the trio's live show scored favourable reviews in Kerrang! and rock sound. They also made it on a number of magazines' 'Ones To Watch' lists for 2004. So watch them...
Drive like You Stole It play charged post-rock songs that reign down like blows form a loved one, hitting hard on a number of emotional levels. A quick word on post-rock: an ambiguous term it generally signifies a band with brains and the ability to break musical boundaries, yet are still ultimately slaves to the primal force of rock 'n' roll. It's where the cerebral and the heart-felt battle it out against a tumult of noise and melody.
Drive Like You Stole It's power and uniqueness lies in the apparent telepathy that guides their muscular musical work-outs. With three instruments they whip up an electric storm - Mel's voice is an instrument in itself, powerful enough to knock God off his throne in the sky and send him tumbling earthwards; at last a female singer to break the Courtney/Brody/PJ mould. Likewise the rhythm section is carved from granite and baked in bitterness and bile to form an impenetrable wall of noise. A year or so of plotting, planning and venturing forth on blitzkrieg assaults on the towns of Britain can do that to you.
The trio exist on a diet of Michael J. Fox films, Bill Hicks, Rush 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and PlayStation2. The way they operate is punk rock to the core - from booking their own shows to making their own merchandise, all the while adhering to a DIY ethic that is at the heart of the British post-hardcore scene.
March 15 2004 sees the release of debut mini-album, 'Frequency' on innovative UK label Undergroove. A perfectly crafted seven-song mini opus, 'Frequency' is a vortex of sound that sucks the listener in, pumps the blood round the body and tickles the cochlea with its sublime harmonies and abrasive riffs. It was recorded with Pat Collier at London's Gravity Shack and mastered by Joe Gibb (Funeral For A Friend, Million Dead, Johnny Truant).
2004 sees Drive Like You Stole It emerge fully formed and ready to rock.
Your road blocks are futile. Pull over: there's a juggernaut of sound coming through....