Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate

 Sheffield, England, GBR
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Little Man Tate have tunes, tunes, tunes. They ooze commercial indie-pop potential in a Kaiser Chiefs meets Carter USM stylee. Immensely hummable tunes reflecting everyday life with real humour.... you simply have to see them live to fully appreciate them.

Biography

It’s safe to say that when Jon, Maz, Ben and Dan, singer, guitarist, bassist and drummer in Little Man Tate, first got together under a year ago, they couldn’t have been prepared for what lay ahead.

Then, they were four lifelong friends from Sheffield who’d spent their teens playing football, drinking and chasing girls together, in thrall of the sounds of Pulp, the Roses, the Pistols and Blur who formed a band for the simple pleasure of playing gigs.

Now, twelve months on, they’re still four lifelong friends from Sheffield, still chasing the good times together, but on the verge of something a little but special. The gigs are getting bigger and bigger, selling out in less and less time; the clamour for their debut single The Agent saw all 2000 copies sell out in no time at all and with new single What? What You Got? and a debut album on the horizon, soon there’ll be no more driving through the night from gigs to make it back in time for morning shifts at work.

Like all great bands, Little Man Tate are a gang, possessed with a hedonistic, good time ethos that bonds the four together. They formed through genuine friendship rather than through classified ads in the back of the music press, all playing Sunday league football together and writing songs in Jon’s bedroom. They’re as much at home on the terraces of Hillsborough (Jon and Ben) and Bramall Lane (Maz and Dan) as at the bar in The Boardwalk (where Jon worked in the box office). And from humble, everyday surroundings they make extraordinary music.

“You’ve got a funny mind, you’re a little bit twisted: singe Jon on the band’s debut single. He’s a fine one to talk, seeing as Little Man Tate’s repertoire of twisted pop deals with everything from cross dressing football hoolies to bisexual threesomes. It’s this glammed-up kitchen sink observation, married to unashamed melody that has seen Little Man Tate converting the masses across the land. Tracks such as next single What? What You Got?, Young Offenders and Court Report have already become word of mouth classics.

After a handful of early gigs, a buzz quickly built around the band, first around Sheffield and the surrounding area by word of mouth, and then much further afield via the band’s website (www.littlemantate.co.uk) and Myspace site (www.myspace.com/littlemantatemusic.com). In no time at all, gig attendances doubled, then tripled, and Little Man Tate found themselves receiving plaudits from The Guardian to Rolling Stone. They then headed out on a nationwide Club NME tour and the reception they received was spectacular, resulting in a sold out Academy tour in January. When their debut single The Agent was released in February, the scramble for it was unprecedented and all 2000 copies sold out in days.

Little Man Tate are currently in the studio, putting the finishing touches to next single What? What You Got? and their as yet untitled debut album. There’s also the small matter of a headline UK tour throughout April and May which saw shows at London’s 100 Club and Sheffield’s 1200 capacity Plug sell out in a day.

Little Man Tate chose their name because “the film’s about a boy who’s little and clever. We’re not little and we’re not clever. It’s ironic. We just love to play our music live.” Unassuming to the end, maybe soon Little Man Tate will realise just how special they are.

“Little Man Tate: man, we love your band” – NME

Lyrics

Sexy In Latin

Written By: Little Man Tate

Well our mums got talkin at the village store
I was three you were four
You looked lovely thats for sure
Just somthin about you

Together we went everywhere
you scratched my face i pulled you hair
you sent me tumblein down the stairs
Just somthin about you

You must have known that I want you (that I want you)
You must ahve known that I want you dont you

Chorus
Somthings happenin
It's written on the wall that you're sexy in Latin
This time,come on
Everthings changin n we can't hold on.

We'd stay out drinking in the park
I'd walk you home after dark
I did'nt mind it wasnt far
bacause theres somthin about you

You went to university
You lost your virginity
Saw more of him and less of me
But theres somthin about you

You must have known that I want you (that I want you)
You must ahve known that I want you dont you

Somthings happenin
It's written on the wall that you're sexy in Latin
This time,come on
Everthings changin n we can't hold on.

Well we're not friends anymore
I'm twenty three youre twenty four
youre still gorgeous thats for sure still somthin about you

Now we've done it everywhere
You scratch my back,I pull your hair
We've even done it on the stairs
Theres just somthin about you.

Chorus
Well our mums got talkin at the village store
I was three you were four
You looked lovely thats for sure
Just somthin about you

Together we went everywhere
you scratched my face i pulled you hair
you sent me tumblein down the stairs
Just somthin about you

Bridge
You must have known that I want you (that I want you)
You must ahve known that I want you dont you

Chorus
Somthings happenin
It's written on the wall that you're sexy in Latin
This time,come on
Everthings changin n we can't hold on.

Verse 2

We'd stay out drinking in the park
I'd walk you home after dark
I did'nt mind it wasnt far
bacause theres somthin about you

You went to university
You lost your virginity
Saw more of him and less of me
But theres somthin about you

Bridge
You must have known that I want you (that I want you)
You must ahve known that I want you dont you

Chorus
Somthings happenin
It's written on the wall that you're sexy in Latin
This time,come on
Everthings changin n we can't hold on.

Verse 3

Well we're not friends anymore
I'm twenty three youre twenty four
youre still gorgeous thats for sure still somthin about you

Now we've done it everywhere
You scratch my back,I pull your hair
We've even done it on the stairs
Theres just somthin about you.

Chorus
Somthings happenin
It's written on the wall that you're sexy in Latin
This time,come on
Everthings changin n we can't hold on.

Chorus

Discography

single may 06 " what what you got" - top40
single aug 2006 " house part at boothys"

please see www.myspace.com/littlemantatemusic

Set List

man i hate your band
hello miss lovely
european lover
this girl
sexy in latin
who invented these lists
court report
house party at boothys
the agent
down on marie