Dotty View: The Bedroom Hour

Five piece alternative/indie/psychedelic band The Bedroom Hour are based in Uxbridge, and have been together as a band for five years or so.

They’ve recently finalised their debut EP, Themes, which will be released this Friday, 17th May 2013. They’re celebrating the release with a launch gig on the same day.

Themes cover

These are not your typical young indie lads who seem to be so prevalent in the current indie scene – they’ve got experience behind them, as well as talent, which I reckon stands them in good stead. Being slightly older doesn’t mean a loss of passion for what they do, by any means!

With songs such as the melodic, anthemic Shadow Boxer, the brilliant, optimistic X Marks The Spot, which tugs at the heart strings, and the closing track, Slow Motion Cinema, which has everything you could possibly want from a band of this genre – beauty, intimacy, simplicity, and soaring melody, this EP should be huge.

I particularly enjoy the way this band melds its skills together – Drummond’s dark, dreamy voice, Rider’s brooding basslines, Dudley’s creative, hypnotising synth melodies, Payne’s psychedelic guitar, and Cosham’s clean, energetic, perfectly executed drums. This will soon be your new favourite band!

Being the enterprising types, the band has a street team – if you want to be a part of it, you can find out more on the stream team’s twitter.

The Bedroom Hour are:

Stuart Drummond (vocals)

Mark Dudley (keys/synth)

Rob Payne (guitar/backing vocals)

Dan Rider (bass guitar)

and Lewis Cosham (drums)

Pre-order the album on iTunes.

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Upcoming gigs:

EP Launch show: FRI 17 MAY 2013 – 229 THE VENUE, GREAT PORTLAND STREET, LONDON w/support from: The Broxton Hundred, Crystal Seagulls tickets on the door or here.

FRI 07 JUN 2013 – 229 THE VENUE (RESIDENCY), GREAT PORTLAND STREET, LONDON w/support from Empire

FRI 14 JUN 2013 – DREADNOUGHT, BATHGATE w/support from The Darlingtons

SAT 15 JUN 2013 – SNEAKY PETE’S, EDINBURGH w/support from The Litigators

SUN 16 JUN 2013 – BROADCAST, GLASGOW w/support from Calm as the colour

SUN 23 JUN 2013 – MOSBOROUGH FESTIVAL, SHEFFIELD

FRI 02 AUG 2013 – 229 THE VENUE (RESIDENCY), GREAT PORTLAND STREET, LONDON w/support from The Luka State

Band photo

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