Errors (band)

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Errors 2010.jpg
Errors in 2010. (l-r) James Hamilton, Greg Paterson, Stephen Livingstone, Simon Ward
Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
Years active2004–present
LabelsRock Action
MembersSimon Ward
Stephen Livingstone
James Hamilton
Past membersGreg Paterson

Errors are a three piece "post-electro" band from Glasgow, Scotland. They are signed to Rock Action Records, the label founded and managed by the band Mogwai.


The band was formed as a bedroom electronic-based project in Glasgow 2004 by members Simon Ward, Greg Paterson and Stephen Livingstone, and were signed by Post-Rock band Mogwai to their Rock Action Records imprint who released a limited run 7" single "Hans Herman" [1]

The band followed up their debut with the 'How Clean is your Acid House? EP in 2006.[2] Following the release of the EP the band recruited former Multiplies and Dananananaykroyd drummer James Hamilton, who had been performing as a live member of the band, to the band as a full-time member.[3] In summer 2007 they supported UK dance band Underworld on a UK tour.

Their debut album Its Not Something But It Is Like Whatever was released on Rock Action records in June 2008.[4] The quartet's debut album wrought comparisons in some quarters to US band Battles among others.[5][6] The band also toured extensively throughout 2008 with Forward Russia, 65daysofstatic and Mogwai. They spent the first part of 2009 touring Europe, playing at the 2009 Eurosonic festival and extensively supporting Mogwai and Danish electro-rock band Whomadewho on separate tours. In 2010 the band released their second full-length album Come Down With Me on Rock Action records, the title of which is a play on the popular Channel 4 television series 'Come Dine With Me', and spent the Spring and Summer touring extensively throughout the UK and Europe.[7][8] In October 2010 Errors toured the UK as Co-Headline act with fellow Scots The Twilight Sad and released a remix album titled 'Celebrity Come Down With Me', featuring remixes of tracks from their previous album by artists including Gold Panda and Ceephax Acid Crew

In 2011 Errors were invited performers at the South By Southwest festival in March. In April/May 2011 Errors embarked upon a tour of the United States and Canada supporting Mogwai, during which Errors drummer James Hamilton filled in on drums for the headliners [9]. In December 2011 Errors played their last full show with guitarist and founding member Greg Paterson, supporting Mogwai at Glasgow's Barrowlands (Paterson would later re-join the band onstage at a secret show in their native Glasgow, the band's only live date during a year-long hiatus in 2013)

In 2012 the three piece Errors released two albums, Have Some Faith in Magic and an eight track mini-album New Relics which was released on a limited edition VHS cassette, and embarked upon an extensive touring schedule of the UK, Europe and North America.

In 2014 the band played their first shows in Japan, supporting fellow Glaswegians Chvrches and playing the Hostess Club Weekender in Tokyo.[10] and began work on their fourth full-length studio album "Lease of Life" which was released on 23 March 2015.[11]


  • Simon Ward – Guitars, Keys, Programming
  • Stephen Livingstone – Guitars, Vocals, Keys, Programming
  • James Hamilton – Drums

Past Members

  • Greg Paterson – Guitars, Keys, Vocals (2004–2011)

Collaborative Members

  • George Pringle – Vocals
  • Bek Olivia – Vocals
  • Cecilia Stamp – Vocals



  • It's Not Something But It Is Like Whatever (2008, Rock Action Records)
  • Come Down With Me (2010, Rock Action Records)
  • Have Some Faith In Magic (2012, Rock Action Records)
  • New Relics (2012, Rock Action Records)
  • Lease of Life (2015, Rock Action Records)


  • How Clean is Your Acid House? (2006, Rock Action Records)
  • Celebrity Come Down With Me (2010, Rock Action Records)


  • "Hans Herman" / "Ah-Ha-Ha" (2005, Rock Action Records)
  • "H.E.B.S." / "Fly For" (Split 7" Single with Findo Gask) (2005, Too Many Fireworks)
  • "Salut! France" / "Maeve Binchy" (2007, Rock Action Records)
  • "Toes" / "Period Drama" (2008, Rock Action Records)
  • "Pump" (Edit) / "Toes" (Dolby Anol Remix) (2008, Rock Action Records)
  • "A Rumour In Africa" / "Beat The Bookies" (2010, Rock Action Records)
  • "Magna Encarta" / "Ganymede" (2011, Rock Action Records)
  • "Pleasure Palaces" / "Auberchute Flyer" (2012, Rock Action Records)


  1. ^ "Errors' Hans Herman available for download". Rock Action Records. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ Errors (20 February 2006). "A Customer's review of How Clean Is Your Acid House". Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ " biography". Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  4. ^ Diver, Mike (4 June 2008). "Errors – It's Not Something But It Is Like Whatever / Reviews // Drowned in Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ Baynes, Chris (7 July 2008). "Errors: It's Not Something But It Is Like Whatever". PopMatters. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 8 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Grant, William (26 February 2010). "Errors – Come Down With Me / Reviews // Drowned in Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  8. ^ Patashnik, Ben (14 February 2010). "Errors – Come Down With Me review – Dance those winter blues away..." Rock Sound. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
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  11. ^ Jamieson, Sarah (12 December 2014). "ERRORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'LEASE OF LIFE'". DIY. Retrieved 18 December 2014.