Rory Attwell

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Rory Attwell
Birth name Rory Attwell
Also known as Raary Decihells, Rory Brattwell, R.O.R.Y. (Result Of Reckless Youth).
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Indie rock, dance-punk, post-punk
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, drums
Labels Domino, Trouble Records, Marshall Teller Records
Associated acts Warm Brains
Test Icicles
Das Meat
Sin O the East
Notable instruments
Wilson Bros. Venture VM-75
Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster

Rory Attwell is an English musician, best known for his part in UK punk trio Test Icicles, who formed in 2004 and played a handful of concerts before disbanding on 22 April 2006, after their sold out final show at the Astoria in London.[1] During their time together they released the album For Screening Purposes Only, and had UK Top 40 singles with "What's Your Damage" and "Circle. Square. Triangle".[2]

Pre Test Icicles[edit]

Prior to Test Icicles, Rory had been in countless other bands, including Balls and Sin o the East.

Post Test Icicles[edit]

After Test Icicles split he went on to form RAT:ATT:AGG (later known as Wrists), with members of Bullet Union, Navajo Code and Abandon Ship. In 2006 they released their debut single Can We Fix It on Moshi Moshi records, with a limited run of 1000 7"s. In May 2007 they released an extended EP with demos and radio sessions on the Rallye/Klee label exclusively for the Japanese audience, entitled And On the First Day God Created.... They also provided remixes for bands such as Fake Shark - Real Zombie! and The Kills. However the band announced their official split on 30 November 2007 and offered fans free downloads of their songs. Attwell went on to play drums and guitar in the post punk band KASMs, but he left the band in April 2010.

He is also a notable and sought-after record producer, and under the guise 'Brattwell' has produced recordings for bands including albums for Palma Violets, Big Deal, Stagecoach, Veronica Falls, Let's Wrestle, Evans The Death, Paws. Other bands produced include S.C.U.M, The Vaccines, Yuck (band), Mazes, Male Bonding (band) amongst countless other up-and-coming indie/alternative/punk bands.

In January 2010 Attwell was named one of five people set to "shape the sound of 2010" by BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat[3] and had a 3 page spread in the music magazine Loud and Quiet.[4]

In December 2010, after his departure from the band Kasms earlier the same year, Attwell announced the release of a solo album, Old Volcanoes.[5] It was released on Marshall Teller Records on 8 August 2011 under the guise Warm Brains,[6] with all compositions performed, written and recorded by Attwell.[7]

In 2012 Attwell produced 180 (album) the debut album by Palma Violets. The debut single Best of Friends, produced by Attwell earlier that year at Lightship95 Recording studio, was named NME Track of the Year 2012.[8] The album was released early the following year on Rough Trade Records and charted at Number 11 in the Official UK Top 40.[9]


  1. ^ "Test Icicles split | News". Nme.Com. 2006-02-22. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ " : Test Icicles Top 450 Singles". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  3. ^ Cochrane, Greg (2010-01-07). "Newsbeat - Meet the people who'll shape the sound of 2010". BBC. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ "RORY BRATTWELL « New music, features, reviews, news and free mp3s –". Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  5. ^ "NME Album Review". 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Warm Brains Website". 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  7. ^ SadBast says: (2010-12-30). "RORY ATTWELL LAUNCHES NEW SOLO PROJECT « New music, features, reviews, news and free mp3s –". Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  8. ^ "Palma Violets react to winning NME's track of the year". 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  9. ^ "Palma Violets Chart Position". 2013-11-30. Retrieved 2013-10-20.