Oui Legionnaires

Oui Legionnaires

 Cheltenham, England, GBR

Neo-Romantic Post-Punk with added synth and a penchant for overt film references.


Oui Legionnaires were formed in Cheltenham as a 3-piece band late in 2010, featuring former Intervals guitarist and solo renaissance man Chris Townsend, Tom Cassidy and Robbie Gaj.

Inspired by bands like Sonic Youth and Tokyo Police Club they worked on several post-punk style songs before Chris and Tom switched instruments, allowing Chris to take it easy and concentrate on vocals while Tom continued to challenge himself on guitar. A few months later a keyboard player was added – local solo icon Charlie Baxter.

After playing several gigs at local venues and comparisons were drawn to contemporary bands like Foals and Born Ruffians, as well as classic post-punk like Joy Division, they recorded and produced their own self-titled EP, "Airships".

After continuing to play gigs around the UK they enjoyed considerable airplay on the 'BBC Introducing...' radio show, and are currently in the process of writing and recording new songs to add to their already successful live show.


Airships EP - Oct 2011