The Complete Short Stories
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The Complete Short Stories

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Pop


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One Blank Channel single - released April 2010
Burn single - due for release 21st March 2011
Perfectly Still debut album - due for release 18th April 2011



The Complete Short Stories are a London-based cast of seven that have been charming and blazing their way through a string of dates at some of the capital’s legendary indie venues. Led by singer Kerry Adamson, the group has made an art of weaving ribbons of colour and sound into a spectral, other-worldly means of escape from the monotonous daily grind.

We could list their influences in their entirety but you’d only go blind. Satisfy yourselves with the knowledge that between them The Complete Short Stories name check Kate Bush, Orange Juice, Radiohead, Trojan Records, Sonic Youth, Swervedriver and Pink Floyd, and then feel relieved that rather than sounding like a demented combination of the above, the seven piece make fragrantly melodic, disarming music with crunchy sub-orchestral undertones. The bands’ sound merges infectious female harmonies, driving beats and bass lines with overlapping arrangements of guitars, piano and synth, producing a sound that is at once kaleidoscopically textured yet beautifully simple.

Recorded over the space of a year in late night studio sessions, their debut album "Perfectly Still" represents the coming together of seven individuals’ creativity and devotion. The band members are from differing backgrounds, but have corresponding influences and ambitions distilled in their debut album which crosses numerous genres and styles. "Perfectly Still" is making sense of the everyday on a grand scale...

“This unsigned north London seven-piece blend folk-styled female vocal harmonies with the rousing indie stomp of Arcade Fire. Given that they can also write tunes as hooky and affecting as this one, they're certainly worth a listen" - Chris Salmon, The Guardian 22 July 2010