The Displacements

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The Displacements
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Background information
Origin Blaby and Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Genres Indie rock
Labels Stiff Records
Website myspace website
Members Andy Stone
Nick Eversfield
Joe Wilson
James Stone

The Displacements were a British rock band from Leicestershire, formed by Andy Stone (guitar and vocals), Nick Eversfield (bass and vocals), Joe Wilson (guitar) and James Stone (Drums and Vocals).

Their debut single "Frontline Hearts" was released on Stiff Records in August 2007, a 7-inch only release limited to 1000 copies which sold out.

On 9 August 2007, the band headlined one of the Pineapster promoted four official Summer Sundae Weekender fringe festival warm up parties. The gig at The Charlotte marked the single release party for Frontline Hearts. All four warm up parties sold out to a 1200 capacity audience, with 400 filling The Charlotte alone.

The NME said The Displacements had "More soul than your average ghost" and called Frontline Hearts a "Ruddy-cheeked beauty."[citation needed].[1] The single also gave The Displacements their first BBC Radio 1 airplay, with plays on Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, and Colin Murray.

They also had a live track "Journey to Canning Town" taken from their Summer Sundae Festival appearance on 11 August 2007 played on the Queens of Noize BBC 6 Music show as well as a short interview.

The Displacements then went into the studio with Owen Morris to record their next single Lazy Bones. Limited to 1500 copies on Red vinyl 7-inch. It also sold out as they did a 24 date tour of the UK in December.

2008 started with tours with The Courteeners, The Twang, The Enemy, and Glasvegas The band recorded their next single with Barny Barnicott again, 'Down and Out' which was released on Stiff Records on Limited CD and Download on 7 July. The limited CD has now sold 1500 copies. This single also marks the band's first music video. The band then announced on their Myspace a new UK Tour set to start on 25 September and run through October. This also included a gig with The Raveonettes and The Courteeners.

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  1. ^ NME Magazine August 2007