Not Made In China

Not Made In China

 Bournemouth, England, GBR
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The band has performed at a wide variety of venues in the UK.
From small bars, pubs and clubs to larger music venues and festivals (including Tolpuddle Martyrs,Anonymous and Nibley) ,
Not Made In China have charmed crowds ranging from 30 to 3,000 people.
Our punchy sweet sound was inspired by Paul Simon, The Smiths, Kirsty MacColl and Vampire Weekend to name a few. As a result, the music is peppered with catchy guitar hooks, tight harmonies and bouncy afro rhythms.

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Biography

Originally formed in 2006 as a melancholy guitar/keyboard combo, Not Made In China have since blossomed into the vibrant afro-beat tinged pop quartet we know and love today. Based around the song-writing partnership of Tiff Wheaton Green and Gavin Blackhall, their intelligent lyrics slot perfectly in between bouncing bass lines, uplifting rhythms and catchy, Johnny Marr-esuqe guitar melodies. Songs such as “Why?” and “The Rat Race” display the wit of Morrissey but delivered with the warmth and innovation of Paul Simon.
Hailing from Bournemouth, NMIC are currently playing gigs up and down the country so if you want them to come to your town and ask nicely enough, chances are they’ll do it.
Their 2010 self-titled EP is available now on iTunes, Spotify and good old fashioned CD, while the follow up (tentatively titled Not Made In China Two) will be out soon through all good musical outlets (and some rubbish ones too!) (Ollie Mutter)
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'The happiest band in Bournemouth' - Tim Heywood (Hopefm and Bournemouth Music Blog)

'Their debut EP is an all-round feelgood indie record, which is bound to have to clapping your hands, and stomping your pigeon-toed feet'
(247 Magazine)

'They are a real treasure of a band. And if there is indeed a God in Heaven; they’ll soon be too big for a town like Bournemouth. So catch them while you can' (BH One)

Discography

Peel Back The Red Tape - as played on BBC Radio
The Rat Race - Soon to appear on The Co Op Radio