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Litmus playing at the Exeter Phoenix, January 2005
|Labels||Rise Above, Metal Blade|
|Past members||Ben (2000-2003)|
Andy Thompson (2001-2007)
Matt Thompson (2002-2004)
Oli Mayne (2008-2010)
Litmus are a London-based space rock band formed in 2000 by Martin (bass guitar/vocals), Simon (guitar/vocals) and Ben (drums), joined the following year by Andy Thompson (keyboards, 2001–2007) and Anton (synths). Matt Thompson joined on synth (2002–2004), while Marek replaced Ben in 2003. Oli Mayne (keyboards) joined in 2008, then left in 2010, along with Anton. As of November 2012 the line-up is Martin Litmus (bass/vocals), Simon Fiddler (guitar/vocals), Marek Bublik (drums) and James Hodkinson (keyboards/effects). They are influenced by mid-1970s Hawkwind and Black Sabbath, amongst others.
They have played at festivals across the UK and Europe including Yellowstock (Belgium), The Psychotropic Caravan Festival (Finland), Two Days of Love and Peace (Germany), Burg Herzberg (Germany), Stoned from the Underground (Germany), South of Mainstream (Germany), Swamp Room Happening (Germany), Roadburn (Netherlands), Hard Rock Hell (UK), Hawkfest (UK), Sonic Rock (UK), Sonic Rock Solstice (UK), Celtic Warriors (UK), Cambridge Rock Festival (UK), Eastern Haze (UK).
In 2009, at the Sonic Rock Solstice festival, Marek played drums for the Hawklords who had undergone an impromptu reforming during the festival from various bands playing there
They have also supported or toured with Arthur Brown, Astra, Witchcraft, Julian Cope, Hawkwind, Space Ritual and The Atomic Bitchwax.
In mid-2010 they returned to Dave Anderson's Foel Studio in North Wales to record their fourth album, Slaughterbahn. This was mixed at Foel in January 2011 and released in July 2012.
|Year||Album details||Track listing|
|2004||You Are Here
1. Infinity Drive
1. Destroy the Mothership
1. Beyond the Sun
"Infinity Drive" featured on Julian Cope's Head Heritage sampler Due To Lack Of Interest, Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled.
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