FOUND to play Lost and Found Department

found-pressshot-midLost and Found Department is very proud to have FOUND perform at the next event.

The Birdcage Stamford Hill
16th May 2009, 8pm

An after party has been organised and the location will be available on the night. Please note that advanced tickets are not available so please get to the venue in plenty of time.

Expect a very special night.

FOUND is the brainchild of college buddies Ziggy Campbell (lead vocals, guitar), Tommy Perman (bass guitar, synth) and Kev Sim (sampler, melodica). They began life as an experimental arts collective putting on many weird and wonderful events in art galleries, warehouses and even storage containers. They recruited the help of Gav Sutherland (keys, backing vocals) and Alan Stockdale (drums and percussion), and morphed into a formidable pop group.

Their self-released debut ‘Found Can Move’ earned them an impressive amount of UK national radio play including support from BBC Radio 1 djs, Steve Lamaq, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stevens and Vic Galloway. They’ve recorded radio sessions for BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland including a recording in John Peel’s studio at Maida Vale. They also recorded an exclusive live session in the legendary ‘Beatles Studio’ at Abbey Road for US radio station U-Pop XM 29. MTV Europe snapped up the videos for both their debut single ‘Mullokian’ and follow up ‘Static 68’ and the band made their debut TV appearance on BBC Scotland’s ‘The Music Show’.

Now signed to King Creosote’s label, Fence Records, FOUND have a prolific output with two full length albums and six singles / EPs in the last two years, with releases on Fence Records [Scotland], Creeping Bent [Scotland] and Aufgeladen Und Bereit [Hamburg, Germany]. A selection of these can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/foundtheband

FOUND have also become sought-after remixers and in the last six months have applied their creative imaginations to reworking the music of King Creosote (Warner), Make Model (EMI), Attic Lights (Island) and Au Revoir Simone (Moshi Moshi). A selection of these can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/fndrmx

Live they have built up a strong fan base across the UK and highlights of their live career to date include the BBC’s first Electric Proms, T in the Park, Triptych, the Fence Collective’s ‘Homegame’ festival, Brighton’s Great Escape festival and Connect Festival.

SELECTED PRESS

“FOUND sound like a punch up between Paolo Nutini and Captain Beefheart.” The News Of The World

“their sound is so progressive, so completely unique, it’s demeaning to tie it to the stale confines of a label. Instead, we should be celebrating the euphoria created by their extraordinary kaleidoscopic soundscapes. 9/10″ Drowned in Sound

“Sampled sounds wrestle it out with jagged bursts of electronica across songs that lurch around like shouty drunks on a week-long bender.” Q Magazine

“Both band name and album title are spot on. Like musical beachcombers, Edinburgh quintet FOUND take full advantage of whatever washes up on their shore that’s capable of making a noise and build up a delightfully wonky collage of sound with their haul. It’s an approach that bears particularly juicy fruit – the combination of the experimental with a keen ear for a simple, to-the-quick melody making them sound not unlike their label boss King Creosote holed up in a studio with Brian Eno” Nige Tassell, WORD

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