the British IBM - Psychopaths Dream in Black and White



Indie Rock

Cambridge
United Kingdom
UK


Band Description

Offering a nimble mesh of indie rock and vintage aesthetics, Cambridge-based trio The British IBM officially launched in 2012, commandeered by singer/songwriter & retro enthusiast Aidy, alongside musical comrades David on bass and Paul on percussion.


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Artist Biography

The group’s 2012 debut self-titled album—produced with Neil “Bugs” Rogers—features single “Animal,” accompanied by a well-received animated video clip lensed by Ridertoons’ Jose Cubero. Second single and title track “the British IBM” garnered acclaim with its use in the trailer for 2014 documentary film “From Bedrooms to Billions,” which outlines the story of the British video games industry from 1979 to today.
 
Aidy is off and running in 2015, with preparation of the British IBM's upcoming project, “Psychopaths Dream in Black and White,” which will include an array of overdubs, including a contribution from cellist Anna Scott, as well as bassoon and sitar. It is being recorded at indie facility Half Ton Studios.
 
He previously released multiple solo albums, including Aidy’s renowned 2010 “Song A Week” project, where a new single was released every Friday for a solid year. The result of that effort was the 53-track opus “Song A Week.”


Press Release
 
 
THE BRITISH IBM Announce New Album

‘Psychopaths Dream In Black and White’ released on 4th September 2015
 
What the press are saying:

“Early 2000s, non-mainstream indie rock [for fans of] Crashland and The Crocketts” – GoldFlakePaint
“For a band of computer geeks, there is plenty of humanity and sensitivity here” – Shout4Music

 

Cambridge-based trio The British IBM are pleased to announce that their new album ‘Psychopaths Dream In Black and White’ will be released on 4th September 2015.

Offering a gentle mesh of indie rock and down-tempo, folk-tinged Americana the new material is reminiscent of the husky, melancholic dirges of Lambchop combined with the sensitive song-writing of the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura and Perfume Genius. With an aesthetic recalling the bizarre retro-futurist world of Richard Ayoade’s adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary classic The Double, the band launched in 2012 fronted by singer/songwriter Adrian Killens, joined live by David Martin (bass) and Paul Richards (percussion).

Their forthcoming new record includes an array of overdubs and guest spots including a contribution from cellist Anna Scott, Neil ‘Bugs’ Rogers on drums and Chad Young on bass, both of whom played in Hofman, which was fronted by Steve Adams of the Broken Family Band. Recorded at Half Ton Studios, the album looks set to further deepen the trio’s wistful sound, taking the ramshackle charm of Guided By Voices at their most melodic and adding a boyish enthusiasm that tips its hat to both Weezer and Matthew Sweet.

"The new record is an emotional album about unemotional people” explains Killens of the album “If it were a film it would be a cross between American Psycho and Fight Club.”

The group’s 2012 debut self-titled album—produced with Neil “Bugs” Rogers—featured title track ‘The British IBM’ which garnered acclaim with its use in the trailer for 2014 documentary film “From Bedrooms to Billions”, outlining the story of the British video games industry from 1979 to present day. The video for the track also featured TV presenter Iain Lee of The 11 O’Clock Show fame, gaining support from The 405, GoldFlakePaint, Shout4Music and Q Radio which lead to appearances at Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Cambridge Rock Festival, Green Man Festival, Stockton Calling and more.

A prolific songwriter in his own right, Killens also composes music for videogames under his Gimpy Software moniker and has released multiple solo albums, including his renowned 2010 “Song A Week” project, the result of which was a 53-track opus of the same name.

‘Psychopaths Dream in Black and White’ is released on Friday 4th September

Watch the video for previous single ‘The British IBM’ here

2015 UK Tour Dates:

Relevant Records, Cambridge – Saturday 25th July 2015
Axe and Cleaver, Boston – 2nd October 2015
The Corner House, Cambridge – 3rd October 2015


-----NOTES TO EDITORS-----


The British IBM live band:

Adrian Killens – guitar and vocals
Paul Richards - percussion
David Martin - bass

Find The British IBM on the internet:

www.thebritishibm.com
www.twitter.com/thebritishibm
www.facebook.com/thebritishibm
www.youtube.com/thebritishibm



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