About The Hours (Created March 21, 2013)
These English rockers have a long history in the music biz, and are as fascinating separately as they are together.
Antony Genn, who has a much more sorted past, got his start as a teenager playing first with the band Elastica, and then with Pulp. According to a self-penned biography posted on the Contact Music website, he battled an early crack and heroin habit. Then there's Martin Slattery, a pianist and keyboard player who had previously toured with the group Black Grape. But it was at a chance meeting at a Radiohead gig in Shepherd's Bush where the foundation for The Hours was essentially laid; where for the first time, the two talked about joining forces to create their own band.
You're talking about two guys who went into a studio blind for the first time together. No plan, no single note of music written. Instead, they picked and played every instrument in the room, and the results were full of promise. Singles like "Ali in the Jungle," "People Say," "Back When You Were Good" and "I Miss You."
These gents recognize the significance of having something to say. They won't get near a microphone until they do. Thus far, that philosophy has carried them through two albums – 2007's "Narcissus Road" and 2009's "See the Light." It has landed them on the card as a supporting act for U2's monstrous 360 Tour, and led to their music being heard during ads at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
The band's first full-length US release, "It's Not How You Start, It's How You Finish," will be released digitally through Adeline Records.
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