The Pigeon Detectives
The Pigeon Detectives
|Origin||Rothwell, West Yorkshire, England|
|Genres||Indie rock, garage rock revival, post-punk revival|
|Years active||2004 – present|
|Labels||Dance to the Radio|
The Pigeon Detectives are an English band who originated from Rothwell in Leeds, they formed in 2002. They have received praise by such well known DJs as Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley, and performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2006, where they were "the band most likely to leap to the main stage in 2007” in an issue of the NME.
They supported Dirty Pretty Things whilst they toured in spring 2006. In early November 2006 they supported The Kaiser Chiefs, who are known to be admirers of the band. On 8 July 2007, they played on the Radio 1 NME Stage in front of thousands of people at T in the Park. The performance was televised and shown later that day on BBC3 television channel.
Current members[change | change source]
- Matt Bowman (vocals)
- Oliver Main (lead guitar)
- Ryan Wilson (rhythm guitar)
- Dave Best (bass)
- Jimmi Naylor (drums)
Discography[change | change source]
Singles[change | change source]
|Title||Release Date||Label||Cat Number||UK Singles Chart||Album||Extra Information|
|"I'm Not Sorry"||13 March 2006||Dance To The Radio||DTTR008||Limited Edition (500) 7"|
|"You Know I Love You"||16 July 2006||Dance To The Radio||DTTR015||N/A||Limited Edition 1000 7" and 500 empty CD covers for single promotion gig at The Cockpit|
|"I Found Out"||6 November 2006||Dance To The Radio||DTTR018||39||Wait For Me||#1 UK Indie|
|"Romantic Type"||26 February 2007||Dance To The Radio||DTTR026||19||Wait For Me||#1 UK Indie|
|"I'm Not Sorry"||21 May 2007||Dance To The Radio||DTTR029||12||Wait For Me||#1 UK Indie|
|"Take Her Back"||13 August 2007||Dance To The Radio||DTTR034||20||Wait For Me||#1 UK Indie|
|"I Found Out (2007 Version)"||12 November 2007||Dance To The Radio||DTTR040||42||Original Version Taken From The Pigeon Detectives' First Album, Wait For Me||Re-Recorded with a DJ named Stephen Street|
References[change | change source]
- "Pigeon Detectives Plan New Single: New Material Planned". Clash. Retrieved 21 April 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- StudentPunch (29 March 2011). "StudentPunch.com Meets The Pigeon Detectives" – via YouTube.
- "BBC - Leeds - Entertainment - The Pigeon Detectives". www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Pigeon Detectives fulfil hype, but Zimmers on a roll". 4 June 2007 – via uk.reuters.com.