Ipso Facto (English band)

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Ipso Facto
Origin London, England
Genres Neo-psychedelia, post-punk
Years active 2007–2009
Website Band website
Past members

Rosalie Cunningham (vocals, guitar)

Ipso Facto were an English goth-inflected, melodramatic psychedelic rock band. Founded in 2007 by Rosalie Cunningham (singer, songwriter, guitar), Victoria Smith (drums), Cherish Kaya (keyboards) and Samantha Valentine (bass guitar). They were based in London but individually originated from different parts of the UK, including Southend, Newcastle and Bedford. Before Ipso Facto, Rosalie and Samantha played in the Southend band Theoretical Girl.

The band appeared on the 'BBC Introducing Stage' at the Reading Festival, supporting The Last Shadow Puppets on their 2008 tour.[1][2] They supported post-punk band Magazine on their 2009 reunion tour.[3]

Ipso Facto split up while touring Italy in 2009[4] on the eve of recording a new album.[5] The members have gone separate ways. Cherish Kaya left first to join Florence and the Machine and has since then founded an independent record label, Kaya Kaya Records.[4][6] Rosalie Cunningham founded Purson.[5] Samantha Valentine joined Romance and now teaches yoga.[7][8] Victoria Smith drummed for MIA and The Big Pink before becoming an artist relations assistant.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Harmonise" / "Balderdash" (Disc Error), October 2007
  • "Ears and Eyes" (PureGroove), August 2008
  • "Six and Three Quarters" / "Circle of Fifths" (Mute Records), October 2008

EPs[edit]

  • IF... (Vinyl Junkie, Japan), February 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008 - Ipso Facto". BBC. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ Geoghegan, Kev (2008-08-22). "BBC - Newsbeat - Music - Ipso Facto support Shadow Puppets". BBC News. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Ipso Facto". The List. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Ex-Ipso Facto Cherish Kaya reveals why she left for Florence And The Machine", NME, 2009, archived from the original on 2009-04-29, retrieved 2017-02-15 
  5. ^ a b "The Door To Domestic Bliss – An Interview With Purson". Ghost Cult. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  6. ^ "Kaya Kaya Records". Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  7. ^ "R O M A N C E |". Myspace.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  8. ^ "@SamanthaFayV". Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  9. ^ "Victoria Smith". Retrieved 2017-02-15.