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"Daily Star / Indedependent"

Fake Death Reviews

"A raging tempest...with the 'Epic' dial cranked up to 11 - Daily Star

"An engrossing journey... full of risks and ideas." Indepedent

"Frivolous, serious and totally genius." Artrocker - Artrocker

"The Fly /NME"

Fake Death Reviews

"Truly, this is a work of rare genius." The Fly

"A torrent of Pixies-esque guitar belligerence over swarthes of shimmering hooks. 28 Costumes have cemented themselves as a must-
see." NME - The Fly


'28 Costumes deliver a set of absolutely fantastic songs that have jaws dropping all over the place' - Gigwise

"Shout & Twist Blog"

The complete and utter burst of guitar-disco anthem and recent single ‘Electrical Fever’ is total evidence that 28 Costumes’ time is yet to come. - Shout & Twist Blog

"The Venue Bristol"

28 Costumes are louder and more ragged and a fine way to close the evening. The new songs are fiendishly complex with a dash of The Killer's swagger. By Their triumphant encore the entire room is leaping up and down manically. A great send off for Go Ape! - The Venue Bristol

"Subba Culta - Erika Review"

Stirring Indie Rock, tender guitar wonkiness bleeds into call n response verses - those driving sanres giving it the ragged edge of Springsteen, minus the must n bluster - great stuff! - Subba Culta

"Artrocker Erika Review"

There's no doubt that Liverpool is a hotbed of musical loveliness at the moment@ Hot Club de Paris, Puzzle's and Elle S'appelle to name but a few. And it's the later who produced this little pop punk number, and what a fine job they've done. Big choruses, charging rhythms, cheeky jerk-ing melodies, and all with a fairly heavy undertone. "We were holding on to hopes that were fading quicker than we realised", they sing dejectedly over Math-pop-like time changes. It's not a million miles away from Hot Club de Paris, but clearly that's not a bad thing. The blistering solos jabs the rhythm section as the verses are sung collectively , make the 3 minutes 10 seconds feel huge. A big thumbs up here - Artrocker

"Erika Reviews"

28 Costumes have already had a minor degree of success a few years back, but Erika sounds like a band revitalized. A passionate, energetic belter of a guitar song, with a beat seemingly designed to fill up an indie dancefloor at a moment's notice. Like their most obvious comparisons, Maximo Park or The Futureheads, there's a nice undercurrent of melancholy and regret that works extremely well. OMH

Erika marks the band's return: a piece of epic guitar work, frantically scaling up and down the fretboard. Call and response vocals, and every line finishing with a shout all add to the bluster, buffeting your ears with the beautiful melodies. It channels a pinch of British Sea Power, a hint of The Killers, but makes the influences their own. ClickMusic - MusicOMH/ Click Music

"Red Stripe Music Award March 'O9"

"Alongside bitter- sweet lyrics like “Sorry I broke your fucking heart” the band decide to pack in the punches with their Fratellis-like ramshackle rock and shoegazey intervals. 28 Costumes have an insane energy, ripping through their set with fantastic furore and anthemic choruses." The Fly

- The Fly

"This Band Has Eaten All Our Money"

"A defiantly elegant explosion of rock angst and realism. 28 Costumes are something to be listened to, not read about." Unpeeled

"28 Costumes have an insane energy, ripping through their set with fantastic furore and anthemic choruses." The Fly

"For flat-packing adrenaline, they're up with the best - here's a hands down winner" The Skinny

"The energetic soundtrack to every unsigned band in the country" The Beat Surrender - The Fly, Unpeeled,The Skinny


Singles/ E.P.

This Band Has Eaten All Our Money Rekordmeister March 2009

Erika/ Death Mask Smashing Music July 2008

Electrical Fever E.P. Invicta Hi Fi Oct 2007

Inside/Outside Spank Recs. Mar 2006

You Excite Me Spank Recs May 2006

Hurricane Spank Recs Oct 2003

21 Years Spank Recs Dec 2003


The Fake Death Experience (CD) Spank Recordings November 2004



“Great Sound, Great Energy” Robert Smith, The Cure
"Frivolous, serious and totally genius" Artrocker
"An engrossing journey... full of risks and ideas" The Independent
"Truly, this is a work of rare genius" The Fly

"A torrent of Pixies-esque guitar belligerence over swathes of shimmering hooks.
28 Costumes have cemented themselves as a must-see” NME

28 Costumes are five people. Christopher, Anthony, Andrew, Joanne and Allastair. We were brought together through a series of fortunate and unfortunate events which happened over a number of years.

Named after a starving 18th century actor, we were born out of a conversation about waste in the back seat of a parked car in Liverpool circa 2004. Since that curious day we have played shows in all sorts of places far and wide, parading our craft through all corners of the world; magical secret forests in Germany; in Texas, where we hooked up with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips to play a song together for the Jay leno show; shows in moonlit vineyards, after-hours piano sing-alongs in old Irish pubs aswell as traditional shows with some of today’s most popular bands – Glasvegas, The Futureheads, Supergrass, Seasick Steve (who carved the bands name into his arm in marker pen for a festival show and exclaimed his love for us live onstage), Editors and Bloc Party and in June 2008 played a monumental debut Glastonbury show .

We've released a run of EP’s and singles and album ‘Fake Death Experience’ and now have our new single , ‘This Band Has Eaten All Our Money’ out through our own Rekordmeister label. Artworked with the names of everybody who has given us money over the past four years of which there are many! This single precedes our second album due our this summer!