Egyptian Hip Hop (band)

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Egyptian Hip Hop
Origin Greater Manchester, England
Genres Indie rock, art rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Hit Club, Pure Groove, R&S Records
Associated acts Late of the Pier
Members Nick Delap, Alex Hewett, Louis Stevenson-Miller, Alex Pierce, Thom Bellini

Egyptian Hip Hop are an English indie rock band, formed in Greater Manchester in 2008. Their debut EP, "Some Reptiles Grew Wings" was released 20 September 2010 through the Hit Club record label.[1] Their debut album "Good Dont Sleep" was released in the UK on 22 October 2012 through R&S Records[2]

Biography[edit]

Egyptian Hip Hop formed in winter 2008, by friends Alex Hewett (lead vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Louis Stevenson-Miller (guitar, bass, keyboards and backing vocals). They recruited school friends Alex Pierce (drums, backing vocals) and Nick Delap (guitar and bass), who had previously played in a band with Hewett under the name Copycats.[3]

The band began rehearsing at Manchester's Sunshine Studios and playing small gigs in the city's cafes and bars. They later embarked on their first real UK tour with Hit Club label mates Is Tropical.

In February 2010 Egyptian Hip Hop were invited to record a live session for Huw Stephens' BBC Radio One show on 4 February 2010, in which they played four songs - "Wild Human Child", "Heavenly", "Moon Crooner" and "Valhalla Party"[4]

After releasing a music video for Wild Human Child on YouTube on 15 March 2010 the band released debut double A-side single "Wild Human Child"/"Heavenly", produced by Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier on 12 April 2010 through the Hit Club /Zarcorp Records label[5]

Egyptian Hip Hop received further press attention and were booked to play bigger festival slots, including Evolution, and Reading and Leeds weekend, and France's MIDI Festival.

On 20 September 2010 the band released their debut EP Some Reptiles Grew Wings (sometimes called Some Reptiles Developed Wings) which was recorded at Club Ralph Studios in London. The EP featured a new recording of Rad Pitt and an official version of Moon Crooner, along with two previously unrecorded songs, Middle Name Period and Native

On 13 August 2012, their new single "SYH" and first studio album "Good Dont Sleep" were announced via Twitter and Facebook[6][7] and the album was released on d on October 15 in Japan (with two bonus tracks), and on October 22, 2012 in the UK / EU through R&S Records.[8]

Since 2012 the band added fifth member Thom Bellini, who began as an unpaid session musician. Bellini has gradually become involved in the writing process with the band.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • "Good Dont Sleep" (22 October 2012)

Singles[edit]

  • Wild Human Child/Heavenly (Hit Club / Zarcorp Records - 12 April 2010)
  • SYH (R&S Records - 18 August 2012)
  • Tobago (R&S Records - 15 February 2013)

EPs[edit]

  • Some Reptiles Grew Wings (EP) (Moshi Moshi - 20 September 2010)

Music videos[edit]

  • Wild Human Child (15 March 2010)
  • SYH (22 August 2012) - video by Isaac Eastgate
  • Yoro Diallo (2 October 2012)
  • Tobago (15 February 2013) - R&S Records.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NME.com
  2. ^ http://randsrecords.greedbag.com/buy/good-dont-sleep/
  3. ^ MySpace.com
  4. ^ BBC.com
  5. ^ Discogs.com
  6. ^ http://www.facebook.com/egyptianhiphop/posts/487090187987753
  7. ^ http://www.facebook.com/egyptianhiphop/posts/143533579121143
  8. ^ http://randsrecords.greedbag.com/buy/good-dont-sleep/
  9. ^ http://www.randsrecords.com/artists/egyptian-hip-hop

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