The Boyfriends (UK band)

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The Boyfriends
Origin London, England
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2003 - 2006
Labels Boobytrap Records
Associated acts Jack, Luxembourg, The New Royal Family
Past members Martin Wallace
Richard Adderley
David Barnett
Paddy Pulzer

The Boyfriends were an indie four-piece musical group from London, England, who consisted of Martin Wallace on vocals, Richard Adderley on guitar, David Barnett on bass and Paddy Pulzer on drums. Adderley and Pulzer had previous played together in Jack.

First coming to prominence in June 2005 after becoming the first band ever to play the newly christened John Peel Stage at that year's Glastonbury Festival, they have been likened to The Smiths by the British press. This drew interest from Morrissey who, after going to one of their shows, was supposedly so impressed he offered them the supporting slot on his 2006 European tour on the spot.

The band split in late 2006, following a tour in support of The Divine Comedy. As of 2007 their record company, Boobytrap, has collapsed and the band's website no longer exists. Boobytrap Records boss Geraint John [1] implied that the band had split due to poor management in an interview with Playlouder.[1]

Since the split, Adderley, Barnett and Pulzer have also been working on music together. Barnett formed a supergroup of sorts under the name The New Royal Family (featuring Adderley on bass, and present and former members of Gay Dad, Luxembourg, Scarlet's Well and Salad, amongst others), as well as joining Luxembourg. Adderley has acted as producer for both bands.


Studio albums[edit]


Date Single Backed with Record label Other details
30 September 2004 "No Tomorrow" "I Love You" Filthy Little Angels Split 7" with The Long Blondes
February 2006 "I Love You" "Remember" Boobytrap Records 7" only
May 2006 "Adult Acne" "Tears Before Bedtime" Boobytrap Records 7" only
September 2006 "Once Upon a Time" "They Don't Know About Us", "Apathy In The UK" Boobytrap Records CD single

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Hi, we're move digital". movedigital. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-29.