Today, they came from the stars, i saw them are recording an XFM session and on 9 November, will be transmitting a BBC 6music Marc Riley session. We suggest you tune in. Some press people tried to describe them here and, mashed together in a tag cloud, they probably do quite a good composite job. We leave it for you to decide if they are visionary pop genii from another inspired planet or truly bonkers capital-letter eschewing pop music troublemakers.
Who's in the band?
horton dan naomi and giles and the gay masters (mysterious 5th (dimensional) members)
Whereabouts in London are you based and what's ace about it?
h: east. i think i might have to pass this one over to the rest of you.
d: peace and quiet, squirrels, deer, jumping trains
n: the parks and city farms, Arnold Circus
What are you up to at the moment?
h: making our hit album for a spring release
d: spanking a plank
n: unpacking, really slowly
What do you sound like?
h: the music playing in the heads of the apes as they approach the monolith in 2001
Why should we listen to you than every other new band out there?
h: they all look, sound and smell the same, whereas they came from the stars, i saw them are totally unique
d: to save us from ourselves
What's your favourite London venue?
Can you think of an unusual London location that should open itself up for gigs?
h: buck house, so we can trash it.
n: Mason HQ in Holborn
Have you ever busked on the underground... how was it?
h: impromptu drunken burble
n: celebratory yodelling en route to last tube, repented at leisure
d: circuit bent yamaha portasound, battery power reel to reel tape recorder, security alert
What's your favourite record shop in London?
h: the ones that stock our amazing records
What's your favourite club night in London?
h: bang face
d: guns n horses
What's your favourite song so far this year?
h: the unstoppable kite by they came from the stars i saw them
d: en bateau by Simon Bookish
n: i've got about a dozen prince tracks on constant rotation
What other new London bands / artists should we be checking out?
h: the chap. sculpture. serafina steer.
Where can we see you playing next?
Next red letter day is November 16th - the launch party for our Signals EP, which features remixes from Emperor Machine. It's at Bardens Boudoir.. Also on the bill is SCULPTURE, and DJ's TWITCH (of OPTIMO fame) & SIMON A CARR (from hip young label THIS IS NOT AN EXIT). There are not enough superlatives to convey just how good this will be.
What's your London secret?
h: they came from the stars, i saw them
n: the river fleet
d: you can travel from hackney to waterloo without going through a barrier on the tube
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Image by Nickie Divine.