Geometrics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Geometrics
Origin Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK
Genres Indie, Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative
Years active 2008-present
Labels White Records
Website www.myspace.com/geometricsband
Members Matt Toll - Vocals
Alex Keshavarzi - Vocals/Guitars
Aidan Ward - Vocals/Guitars
Luke Travers - Vocals/Drums
Lindsay Banks - Bass
Notable instruments
Mellotron, Tambourine, & Clavinet

Geometrics are a 5 piece Indie Rock band from Hertfordshire in the UK.

History[edit]

Previously called 'The Art Of Opposition' until they re-formed with new members, complete new material & a new name (Geometrics). Formed as Geometrics in November 2008 with new members Aidan Ward & Lindsay Banks (formally of 'The Homewreckers Club').

Currently unsigned, the band are extremely popular around their hometown of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, UK. They have also played several gigs around the country including some notable performances such as headlining the Camden Barfly and playing festivals such as CazFest Bishop Stortford and LeeFest in Suffolk.

On the 4th April 2009 Geometrics released their first official single ""Sixth Sense"" available to buy on most download sites. The single has been well received and has earnt them airtime on Huw Stevens & Steve Lamacq - BBC Radio One show, and also making regular appearances with BBC Introducing & XFM.

29th May 2009 Geometrics were invited into the BBC Three Counties Studios to perform 3 live songs and take part in an interview and a regular feature on the show "Band on a Bike".

In January 2010 Geometrics recorded two new songs yet to be released, their new single ""Blind Silhouettes"".

Due to university constraints of some members and different creative differences Luke Travers has decided to leave geometrics for "fresher pasters" whilst considered his time with Geometrics "fun, but a complete waste of my time"[1]

Style[edit]

The band's musical style can be described as indie/pop/shoegaze

They state their musical influences to include; Joy Division/The Cure/Fleetwood Mac/David Bowie/Duran Duran/The Strokes/Blondie

Critical reception[edit]

AudioTart's Peter Coulston described the Geometrics as being "An overall competent band who do what they do well"[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Sixth Sense" (4 April 2009, UK), CD featuring "Three's a Crowd (Single Version)"

Notable achievements[edit]

  • Profiled by the BBC's Introducing series, including a band profile page on the BBC Three Counties Radio website[3]
  • Headlined act Club Remix, Hitchin 27 February 2009[4]
  • They appeared on Herts, Beds and Bucks BBC Three Counties Radio on April 5, 2009,[5] on the BBC's nation-wide 'introducing' series.
  • Since their formation Geometrics have played in venues across UK with acts such as Kate Nash, The Subways, Iglu & Hartly, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Paddingtons, Pete & The Pirates, Metronomy, The Metros & Tinchy Stryder & more.
  • Charting at No.4 in the Myspace Chart
  • Named band of the week on XFM website[6]
  • Also having regular airplay on Steve Lamacq's Radio 1 In New Music We Trust show, John Kennedy's XFM show & Virgin Radio France

Interviews[edit]

  • Geometrics have it all figured out- 26/02/2009 12:12:00[4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505530036
  2. ^ Coulston, Peter (2009-02-02). "Indie Street Gigs". AudioTart. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Introducing... Geometrics". BBC. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  4. ^ a b "Geometrics have it all figured out". Welwyn & Hatfield Times. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2009-04-08. [dead link]
  5. ^ Introducing Track List
  6. ^ "XFM Battle of the Bands". XFM. 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2008-11-17.