The Earlies performing at Summer Sundae in 2005
|Origin||Burnley, Lancashire, and Texas, United States|
|Genres||Psychedelia, progressive rock, electronica, rock|
|Labels||Secretly Canadian, Grönland|
The Earlies are a band formed by Christian Madden and Giles Hatton from Lancashire, England, and Brandon Carr and John Mark Lapham from the United States. They are notable for blending elements from a wide range of musical genres and have been described as both "a very English kind of folk-psychedelia...with a smattering of Beach Boys harmonies" by The Independent, and "country-meets-prog-meets-electronica symphonies" by The Guardian.
They are also notable for using a large live line-up consisting of eleven members, who play an eclectic range of instruments, including flutes, a tuba, a cello, turntables, and synthesizers alongside the more traditional rock instruments such as guitars and drums.
In the late 1990s, prior to his Earlies days, John Mark Lapham released ambient electronic music, under the name Autio, on a Manchester record label, Beatnik Records. Giles Hatton also recorded as Atomic Clock for the same label.
- Harley, Kevin (2004-10-28). "The Earlies, Scala, London - It's time to rise and shine". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
- Butler, Jim (2007-02-18). "The Earlies, The Enemy Chorus - The acme of country-meets-prog-goes-electronica". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 176. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Review from The Guardian of The Enemy Chorus. Retrieved on 18 April 2007.
- Live review from The Independent. Retrieved on 18 April 2007.
- The Earlies on Myspace
- BBC interview with the Earlies
- Review and footage of gig at St Georges Church Brighton, August 2007
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