Male Bonding (band)

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Male Bonding
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Noise rock, noise pop, indie rock
Years active 2008-Present
Labels Sub Pop / Paradise Vendors Inc
Associated acts Pre, Seafood, Bullet Union, Cheatahs
Members Kevin Hendrick
Robin Silas Christian
John Arthur Webb

Male Bonding is an English indie/noise rock band. The group released their debut album, Nothing Hurts, on May 11, 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Based in London, England Male Bonding is composed of John Arthur Webb (vocals, guitar), Kevin Hendrick (vocals, bass) and Robin Silas Christian (drums). Webb and Hendrick formerly played together in the noise rock band Pre and met Christian whilst working in a record shop.[2] Their first show was at a house party called "RAGE!" in May 2008.[3] The band shared several releases before signing to the Sub Pop label in July 2009.[4] Their first release for the label was a split 7" single with Dum Dum Girls titled "Pay for Me / Before It's Gone" and released on Record Store Day 2010.[5][6]

Their first full-length album, Nothing Hurts, received generally positive reviews from several music sites, including The Guardian, and Pitchfork Media who placed it in their 'Best New Music' category.[7][8][9][10] Brooklyn band Vivian Girls appear on the track "Worse to Come".[11] In 2011, It was chosen for the shortlist of The Guardian's First Album awards.[12]

During 2010 the band collaborated on a song with Rivers Cuomo.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Male Bonding / Graffiti Island / PENS (Italian Beach Babes, 2008)
  • Male Bonding / PENS (Paradise Vendors Inc, 2009)
  • Male Bonding / Graffiti Island / Old Blood / Rapid Youth (Paradise Vendors Inc, 2009)
  • Male Bonding / Eat Skull (Tough Love Records, 2009)
  • Male Bonding / Cold Pumas (Faux Discx, 2009)
  • Male Bonding / Fair Ohs / Graffiti Island / PENS-Violent and Obscene - a tribute to GG Allin (Italian Beach Babes, 2009)
  • Male Bonding / Meth Teeth / Mazes (Split Tapes, 2009)
  • Male Bonding / Fair Ohs - Live in London 02.10.09 - (Italian Beach Babes, 2009)
  • Daytrotter (Sub Pop, 2010)
  • Dum Dum Girls / Male Bonding - Pay for me / Before it's Gone(Sub Pop, 2010)
  • EMA / Male Bonding - (For Us, 2012)

Compilations[edit]

  • Rough Trade Counter Culture 09 (Rough Trade, 2009)
  • PVI004 / IBB006 (Paradise Vendors Inc / Italian Beach Babes, 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sub Pop Records : Male Bonding : Nothing Hurts". Subpop.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Band of the Week: Male Bonding". Spinner. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Sub Pop Records". Subpop.com. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Sub Pop Records". Subpop.com. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Sub Pop Records : Dum Dum Girls/Male Bonding : Pay For Me". Subpop.com. 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Page". Record Store Day. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  7. ^ Pitchfork - Nothing Hurts (Review)
  8. ^ Michael Hann (2010-05-13). "Male Bonding: Nothing Hurts | CD review | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  9. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Album Review: Male Bonding - 'Nothing Hurts' (Sub Pop)". Nme.Com. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  10. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes - Nothing Hurts (Review)
  11. ^ Hughes, Josiah (2010-02-23). "Male Bonding Line Up Sub Pop Debut, Vivian Girls Collaboration and Dum Dum Girls "Combo Platter" • News •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  12. ^ Michael Hann (2010-12-23). "Guardian First Album award: nominations | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  13. ^ Breihan, Tom (2010-09-14). "Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Works With Male Bonding | News". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 

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