Boyracer

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Boyracer is an English indie rock group from Wetherby.

History[edit]

Boyracer was founded by vocalist/guitarist Stewart Anderson in 1990 and released their first single in 1991. Richard Adams left the group in 1993, after which the group released its first EP, Naked. They then arranged to release further recordings via Sarah Records including two more EPs in 1993. Both James Chadwick and Simon Guild departed early in 1994, and Anderson put together a new line-up before releasing the group's debut full-length for Slumberland Records.

More lineup changes ensued in 1994 while the group continued to put out releases, with a number of 7 inch EPs and they toured the United States for the first time at the beginning of 1995. Later that year they signed with MCA subsidiary label Zero Hour Records. The label dropped them while they were doing a nationwide U.S. tour.[1] They then released several singles on independent American labels over the course of 1996. Early in 1997, the group split up, but in 2000 Anderson reconstituted Boyracer with several new members and new material.

In 2010 the band played two shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco as part of the Slumberland Records 20th Anniversary showcase. However the group did play another show in Flagstaff, Arizona at the end of October 2011.

Members[edit]

  • Stewart Anderson - vocals, bass, guitar, drums (1990–2009)
  • Richard Adams - bass (1990–1993)
  • Simon Guild - guitar (1990–1994)
  • James Chadwick - drums (1990–1994)
  • Stewart Turner - guitar (1992-1993)
  • Matty Green (1994–1997, 2000)
  • Nicola Hodgkinson - bass (1994–1997)
  • Kevin Paver - drums (1994)
  • Ged McGurn - drums (1994–1997)
  • Jen Turrell - bass (2000–2009)
  • Frank Jordan - drums (2000–2002)
  • Ara Hacopian - drums/guitar/keyboard (2001–2008)

Discography[edit]

  • Naked EP (1993)
  • B Is for Boyracer EP (Sarah Records, 1993)
  • From Purity to Purgatory EP (Sarah, 1993)
  • More Songs About Frustration and Self-Hate (Slumberland Records, 1994)
  • Best Flipstar EP (1994)
  • Pure Hatred 96 EP (Sarah, 1994)
  • We Are Made of the Same Wood (Slumberland Records, 1995)
  • Pain, Plunder and Personal Loss (1995)
  • Boyracer in Full Colour (Zero Hour Records, 1996)
  • Full House: Spring '96 (Compilation; Zero Hour Records, 1996)
  • Boyfuckingracer (555 Recordings, 2000)
  • To Get a Better Hold You've Got To Loosen Your Grip (555 Recordings, 2002)
  • B-sides and Besides (555 Recordings, 2002)
  • Racer Deluxe CDr EP (555 Recordings, 2002)
  • Acoustically Yours (555 Recordings, 2003)
  • Check Yr F**king Hi$tory EP (555 Recordings, 2003)
  • Girlracer (555 Recordings, 2003)
  • First String Teenage High: The Songs of Tullycraft Played By People Who Aren't (Compilation; AAJ/BumbleBear Records, 2003)
  • Happenstancer EP' (Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records, 2004)
  • Fool Around with Boyracer 12" EP (Parapop Recordings, 2004)
  • Absence Makes the Heart Grow Harder (2004)
  • Insults and Insights EP (Kittridge Records, 2005)
  • A Punch Up the Bracket (555 Recordings, 2005)
  • Winners Losers, Cuts and Bruises EP (555 Recordings, 2005)
  • Punker Than You Since '92 (555 Recordings, 2006)
  • Flickering B+W (555 Recordings, 2007)
  • Boyracer Jukebox Vol 1 (555 Recordings, 2007)
  • Sunlight is the Best Antiseptic (555 Recordings, 2008)

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