|Origin||Twickenham, London, England|
|Genres||Indie rock, Indie folk|
|Past members||Edward "Larrikin" Leeson
Consisting of Edward "Larrikin" Leeson (vocals), Micko Larkin (guitar), Alfie Ambrose (bass) and Coz Kerrigan (drums), and also occasionally including violinist Rob Skipper from The Holloways or roving violinist Jonnie Fielding, the band were briefly described as being part of a Thamesbeat scene by the NME, a scene which is now widely accepted as having never really existed. They experiment with many different styles of music including punk, reggae, calypso, and bluegrass, and tend to add something of an Irish folk flavour to the typical indie rock sound, While often compared musically to bands such as The Clash, The Pogues and The Libertines, the band drew many of their lyrical influences from literature, including writers such as Rimbaud, Wilde and Orwell.
After releasing their first two singles on the independent labels Young and Lost Club and Transgressive Records respectively, the band signed to Warner as part of a 'consultancy deal' between Warner and Transgressive. The band released their debut album, The Freedom Spark on 25 September 2006.
On 4 May 2007 it was announced that the band had split up, shortly prior to the release of their debut album in continental Europe.
Following the split of the band, Leeson formed the short-lived Pan I Am and Sunless '97. Larkin moved to LA, where he worked with Courtney Love before becoming part of a reformed Hole. Ambrose joined Gaoler's Daughter, and Kerrigan joined his brother Fiachra's band Marner Brown, who later changed their name to K.
- The Freedom Spark (25 September 2006), No. 37 (UK)
- "Six Queens"/"Little Boy Lost" (19 September 2005)
- "Happy as Annie" (2005)
- "Edwould" (3 April 2006), No. 49 (UK)
- "Downing Street Kindling" (6 June 2006), No. 35 (UK)
- "Happy as Annie" (reissue) (18 September 2006), No. 32 (UK)
- "Well, Love Does Furnish a Life" (22 January 2007) No. 31 (UK)
- "A Horse with No Name" (Cover of the America song) on Take it Easy: 15 Soft Rock Anthems (Q Magazine, 2006)
- "Larrikin Love Tour Dates & Tickets". Ents24. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- Price, Simon (2 April 2006). "Larrikin Love, Water Rats, London". The Independent. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- Renshaw, David. "Larrikin Love". Gigwise. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- Paphides, Pete (6 January 2006). "Today the world. Tomorrow ..?". The Times. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Larrikin Love chart history". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
- Official Website
- Official MySpace
- Interview: April 2006
- Article On Larrikin love at Lieutenant Crab, a website dedicated to New Music
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