The Paddingtons

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The Paddingtons
The Paddingtons Doghouse.jpg
The Paddingtons at the Dundee Doghouse
Background information
OriginHull, England
GenresIndie rock, alternative rock[1]
Years active2002 (2002)– 2012
LabelsMercury, Mama-Bear, DMC
MembersTom Atkin
Stuee Bevan
Josh Hubbard
Lloyd Dobbs
Grant Dobbs
Past membersMartin Hines

The Paddingtons are an English indie rock band from Hull. Between April 2005 and 9 November 2006, they played over 150 live shows, including venues such as Trent Park Golf Club, The Square, Harlow; Jersey Live; Summercase; The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent; T in the Park and at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.[citation needed]


Composed of Tom Atkin (vocalist), Stuee Bevan (guitarist) (originally Martin Hines), Josh Hubbard (guitarist); and brothers Lloyd (bassist) and Grant Dobbs (drummer), they were signed by Alan McGee to his Poptones record label.[1] They originally made their name touring in and around the Hull area, at such venues as the Welly Club, The New Adelphi Club, and the Railway pub in Cottingham. Favoured by ex-Libertines frontman Pete Doherty, they toured with Babyshambles in 2005. Their debut album, First Comes First, was produced by Owen Morris, producer of Oasis' Definitely Maybe.[1]

In November 2006, they headed out on a small scale national tour to road test new material. They appeared alongside The Cribs at the Birmingham Academy. The Paddingtons have also appeared with Dirty Pretty Things at "The Forum" in May, and again at The Spice Festival at the Hackney Empire in July 2007. On a holiday in Taipei, Carl Barat of Dirty Pretty Things broke his collarbone, so they recruited the help of Hubbard to play guitar while Barat's injury healed.[2]

In December 2007, they appeared alongside The Neat and The View at Hull City Hall, as part of the Love Music Hate Racism campaign. During the same month they also played a free gig on Christmas Eve to raise money to refurbish the toilets in the New Adelphi Club. Their live sets have included a cover version of The Clash's song, "Janie Jones".

The band's second album, No Mundane Options, was released on 3 November 2008. The first single from the album, "Stand Down", was released on the Mama Bear Records label, on 4 August 2008.[3]

In December 2009, the band announced plans to release a new EP "The Lady Boy Tapes", which was released the following year.[4]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2004 - Bring Your Own Poison - The Rhythm Factory Sessions - (contributed an early version of the future album track - "Tommy's Disease").
  • 2006 - Back To The Bus[1]



  • 2010 - "The Lady Boy Tapes"[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Paddingtons | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Love Ends Disaster! | Artist interviews, features, reviews and more | Clickmusic | Online Music News, Downloads, Videos & More". Clickmusic. Archived from the original on 24 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ "The Paddingtons". Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b "The Lady Boy Tapes EP - The Paddingtons | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  5. ^ "The Paddingtons | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 January 2014.

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