A quintet from Crouch End, Sad Boys Club draw on an amalgamation of influences to craft an emotive, inherently ambitious indie-pop sound, reminiscent of The Cure, The War on Drugs and The National, glossed with 1975-esque nostalgia.
Existing in various formations since their pre-teen days, the five-piece spent their formative years honing their craft in Bombay Bicycle Club’s shed, experimenting with their hand-me-down equipment. They wrote their debut single when they were 15, however they held off the release until years later, when Sad Boys Club became their final form.
Each member has a different musical background, with everything from indie to emo, but they started out covering songs from bands such as Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and The Strokes, and consider those as their main inspirations.
Now, with a bank of electrifying new material ready to be unleashed and an uncompromising sense of identity that far belies their youth, Sad Boys Club are ready to tackle 2018 head on.
They released track ‘15/01’ earlier this year, and on the track, frontman Jacob Wheldon says, ‘I started writing diary entries following a crisis of confidence a couple of years ago, in the hope of better understanding myself. 15/01 was the start of that process of trying to take some more responsibility. It’s unfinished business but the track serves as a bookmark’.
New track ‘Silverlined’ has gained huge media coverage, with the video being premiered over at Wonderland Magazine and Huw Stephens playing it multiple times on his BBC Music Introducing show.
Their debut EP, ‘Yeah People Talk But You’ve Forgotten How To Live’ is now available to stream, which comes just in time before their show at The Camden Assembly in London, on the 6th November. They have been praised for their professionalism when it comes to live performances, creating an immersive wall of sound that captures the crowds attention instantly.
Tickets for their Camden Assembly show are available here: http://gigst.rs/SBC
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