SPY CATCHER (Gallows / Haunts sideproject) @ SATANS HOLLOW - SEPT 21ST - TICKETS ON SALE NOW - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54850
In January 2009, Spy Catcher got busy. Steve Sears and Stu Gili-Ross had talked about this band for ages. It was quite a simple concept really – old friends making honest, real sounding songs that feel completely right. No digging up the past or regenerating the present. Nothing pre-meditated or stylized.
A spontaneous demo tracked at Steve’s humble home studio along with guitarist Mitch Mitchener and drummer Ali Gordon really got the ball rolling, and within a fortnight, the track ‘Music That My Dad Likes’ had already been hailed as Radio 1’s ‘Unsigned Track Of The Week’ and featured in Kerrang’s ‘Ten Songs You Should Hear Now’.
Steve and Mitch met aged just eleven recording Hendrix and Cream covers on a four track tape recorder after school, and have been involved in the much talked about Watford music scene ever since. Mitch went on to play bass for London outfit Haunts while Steve and Ali toured with hardcore veterans Cry For Silence. CFS shared stages with Stu’s bands Winter In June and Gallows, so in short – Spy Catcher have known each other forever, it was just a matter of time before they came together as a band.
Since instantly selling out of their sought after demos, Spy Catcher have self produced their debut release. ‘We wanted to have control over this record and make it sound like us – no gimmicks or studio magic, it’s live, loud and honest.’ Their live shows are played as if each is their last and simply confirm the sincerity that can be heard on record.