Propellers (band)

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OriginRoyal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
GenresIndie rock, indie pop, synthpop
MembersMax Davenport
Archie Davenport
Charlie Simpson
Jimmy Goodwin
Will Wilkinson

Propellers are an indie rock/synthpop band from Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.[1] The band members are Max Davenport (lead vocals), Archie Davenport (guitar), Charlie Simpson (bass guitar), Jimmy Goodwin (keyboards) and Will Wilkinson (drums).[2]

The band has been signed to Red Light Management, a global management company that represents artist such as Alicia Keys, Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs, among others.[3]


Propellers released their debut EP Midnight Kiss on 28 January 2013. The same day, the title track from the record was released as a single, together with an accompanying music video.[4] "Midnight Kiss" was first played by Jacob Rickard on BBC Introducing in Kent at the start of January. The band were chosen for daytime plays on BBC Radio 1 shows, including Sara Cox and Scott Mills.[1] In March 2013, the band released the second single from the EP, titled "Landslide". A video for the track was also released onto YouTube.[5]

Propellers' second EP, Black Mascara Eyes, was released on 15 July 2013. A music video for the title single was released onto YouTube on 1 July.[6]

In 2013, the band played many high profiled festivals, including T in the Park 2013 on the BBC Introducing Stage & BST Summer Time at Hyde Park with The Rolling Stones.

2014 saw the band take a break and return to the studio to write new songs. 'City Boys & Model Girls' was uploaded to stream for free via SoundCloud & Spotify in September 2014.

In 2015, Propellers released new song 'Come Alive' with huge video shot in London, starring model Eve Delf. 'Come Alive' became BBC Introducing's record of the week. Just a month later, the band released another new, heavier song called 'Deep Into The Night'.

Propellers are set to headline Camden Barfly on 15 December.

Band members[edit]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Midnight Kiss
Black Mascara Eyes
  • Released: 15 July 2013
  • Label: Propellers Music
  • Formats: Digital download
City Boys & Model Girls
  • Released: 10 September 2014
  • Label: Propellers Music
  • Formats: Free Streaming


Title Year Album
"Midnight Kiss" 2013 Midnight Kiss
"Black Mascara Eyes" Black Mascara Eyes
"City Boys & Model Girls" 2014 City Boys & Model Girls

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director(s) Source
2013 "Midnight Kiss" Midnight Kiss EP LOVE Vis-Art, Mike Lee Thomas [4][7]
"Landslide" Tom Bryan [5]
"Black Mascara Eyes" Black Mascara Eyes EP Duncan Howsley [6]


  1. ^ a b "On the playlist: Propellers - Midnight Kiss". 28 January 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  2. ^ "PROPELLERS". Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Big names for music festival". 9 July 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b PROPELLERS - Midnight Kiss (Official Video) YouTube
  5. ^ a b "PROPELLERS - Landslide (Official Video)". YouTube.
  6. ^ a b PROPELLERS - Black Mascara Eyes (Official Video) YouTube
  7. ^ "Love Vis-Art - Too many thank you's to list here, but amazing work..." LOVE Vis-Art. Facebook. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

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