The Boyfriends (UK band)
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|Years active||2003 - 2006|
|Associated acts||Jack, Luxembourg, The New Royal Family|
|Past members||Martin Wallace
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  implied that the band had split due to poor management in an interview with Playlouder.
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.
- The Boyfriends (September 2006, Boobytrap Records)
|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|
- Official Myspace
- The New Royal Family (featuring David Barnett and Richard Adderley)
- Small Crew (featuring Richard Adderley)
- NME.com page - archive of Boyfriends news and coverage
- Drownedinsound.com page - online coverage
- "Hi, we're move digital". movedigital. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-29.