Having received great reviews in the local press and a ‘Band of the Week’ slot on the Reelscreen.com web site, they realised they weren’t the only ones who felt anthemic guitar rock had had it’s day and promptly signed to Native records.
Frustrated by the slow pace, and paranoid that someone would ‘get there first’, after two years they decided to go-it-alone, and set up Interstella Sounds in June 2003. Since then their debut live performance got them in the top 10 of a national competition organised by the London Institute of Contemporary Music; they have started to play regular gigs and have just released their debut single If I Was Crap Like You, available now from www.Interstella.co.uk
Fuelled by the incompatibility of Marshall Ward’s obsession with Japanese pop music, Dr Boox’s love of classical music and dead end office jobs. The Boy From Space have developed a unique sound and equally bizarre outlook on life. With two singles, and an album ready for release, the only thing stopping them heading back into the stratosphere (or perhaps lower troposphere) is said office jobs and the obligatory cash-flow anomalies … but of course all that is soon to change. If you don’t believe me, read this review from the Salisbury Journal.
“The arrangements are very imaginative – subtle electronic drumbeats underpin unorthodox instruments in a professional low-fi mix – and if your favourite colours are orange and brown and you live in a flat decorated a la Morecombe and Wise, then this is probably just the ticket.” Simon Berry, The Salisbury Journal.