Weevil (band)

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Origin London, England
Genres Indietronica
Years active 1999 (1999)–2007 (2007)
Labels Wichita Recordings
Past members Jonny Pilcher
Tom Betts

Weevil were a British indietronica duo from London, formed in 1999, consisting of Jonny Pilcher and Tom Betts.


After releasing their self-titled debut album in 2001, were signed by Wichita Recordings. In 2004 they toured as part of Wichita's 'The Music Machines' touring package along with Bravecaptain and Her Space Holiday.[1] Second album Drunk on Light was released in 2004, prompting comparisons with The Postal Service, Four Tet, and Aphex Twin.[2][3] Les Inrockuptibles described the album as having elements of shoegazing and "cut and paste electronica".[4] "Halfsmile" was released as a single in June 2004.[5]

Portions of "Bytecry" from the album Drunk On Light were used for the Mac OS X Tiger intro video, which usually plays on the first bootup of any Mac installed with Mac OS X 10.4.[6]



  • Weevil (2001), Where It's At Is Where You Are
  • Drunk On Light (2004), Wichita
  • Unreleased (2007), Orphan

Singles, EPs[edit]

  • Fragile EP (2001), Orphan
  • "Half-Smile"/"Lapsed" Single (2004), Wichita
  • No-Harm EP (2004), Wichita


  1. ^ Adams, Sean (2004) "Wichita Take Their Label's Music Machine on t'Road", Drowned in Sound, 29 June 2004, retrieved 2012-01-25
  2. ^ Burns, Todd (2004) "Weevil Drunk On Light", Prefix, 15 April 2004, retrieved 2012-01-25
  3. ^ Ranta, Alan (2004) "Weevil Drunk on Light", Tiny Mix Tapes, retrieved 2012-01-25
  4. ^ "Drunk on Light - Weevil", Les Inrockuptibles, 31 March 2004, retrieved 2012-01-25
  5. ^ Diver, Mike (2004) "Weevil Halfsmile", Drowned in Sound, 24 June 2004, retrieved 2012-01-25
  6. ^ "Weevil Takes on the Tiger", musicplayer.com, May 2005, retrieved 2012-01-25