3Hour Week

3Hour Week


3hour week are passionate, ambitious and energetic. Their music is full of good hooks and perfection that can only be described as a love of guitars, drums and heartfelt lyrics. This band is out to wow and woo, and they have certainly proved themselves so far!


Band: 3hour week
From: Scunthorpe
Genre: Electro/indie-pop
Influences: Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, The Maccabees
3hour week are an up and coming electro/indie-pop band whose colourful, energetic, upbeat music offers a stark contrast to the sleepy industrial town in which the four members were raised.
Formed in 2010 through a mutual love of danceable guitar-based music, 3hour week took to the stage for the first time in the summer and have since dominated their local music scene. They soon began drawing comparisons to bands such as Foals, Bloc Party and Two Door Cinema Club, which helped them compile an extensive gig list across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
The band’s determination and ambition soon became evident when they were crowned runners up in the 2010 Scunthorpe Rock Open in January. This inspired the band to take their sound further afield, and in February the boys fulfilled a dream by playing to their first London audiences at venues including The Dublin Castle and The Fiddler’s Elbow in Camden. This mini-tour of London proved to be a huge success as the band were invited back to the Fiddler’s Elbow to play during the 2011 Camden Crawl Festival.
In order to build on this momentum the band visited 2fly Studios in March 2011 where they worked with platinum selling producer Alan Smyth, to record a three track demo CD. The three featured songs were met with critical acclaim from several radio stations leading to all three being featured on stations including BBC Radio Lincolnshire, BBC Radio Humberside and Absolute Radio, as well as a number of University and Community radio stations. After playing in Lincoln the band were invited as guests onto Siren FM’s Groundworx Session, where their demo was played and the band interviewed, expressing their character and humour in a professional and informal manner.
September 2011 has seen the release of the band’s first single, ‘End Scene’, which is on digital release. Two more singles, ‘Adventure Potential’ and ‘The Breakdown’ were released at the end of 2011.
The band is back in the studio with Alan Smyth in January and February 2012 to complete their first EP.
3hour week have created a whirlwind of attention within their first year of performing and have fast established themselves as one of the country’s most exciting undiscovered bands. Their eccentric blend of disco beats, driving bass-lines, relentless riffage and catchy vocal hooks, combined with a high energy, attention demanding performance have helped the band develop a loyal fan-base. The next 12 months will no doubt be extremely interesting for such a professional and capable band, given their refreshing and uplifting song writing capabilities.

Set List

Steady Heartbeats - 4:00
Our Summer - 3:30
Adventure Potential 3:05
One For Calling - 2:53
End Scene - 4:37
Headlights - 3:49
Tightrope - 3:20
Close Enough - 3:00
The Breakdown - 3:22