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The best kept secret in music



· 6th Jan 07 – Club NME profile piece

· 20th Jan 07 – Backstage at Club NME feature

· 20th Jan 07 – Myscene in Manchester feature - IPC

"The Fly"

· April 06 – Live review from Night & Day, Manchester

· Nov 06 – ‘Test The Water’ single review - Channel Fly


· ‘Not Anymore’ single review

· ‘Test The Water’ single review

· Live review of 15th Jan 07 Metro Club gig - Artrocker


· May 06 - Live review, Wakefield Escobar all-dayer 13th April 06

· July 06 - Not Anymore single review

· Dec 06 - Test The Water single review

· Jan 06 – Live review + picture, Night & Day

· Jan 06 – Test The Water single review (yes, they printed 2 different reviews!)

· Feb 06 – Double page feature - Sandman

"Drowned In Sound"

· Reviews of Trippin, Pride Before The Fall and Not Anymore online

· DIS: cover piece – Nov 06

· Band profile page with live dates + picture - Drowned In Sound


· reviews of all previous singles

· various live reviews

various news items - Gigwise



Trippin – 7th March 2005 (High Voltage Sounds)
500 copies 7” single b/w ‘Day of Disillusion

Pride Before The Fall – 6th Feb 2006 (High Voltage Sounds)
1000 copies 7” single, 500 CDs b/w ‘Poisonous Emblem’ + download

Sherlock Groove Homes – 13th May 2006 (Playlouder Recordings)
Download only

Not Anymore – 10th July 2006 (High Voltage Sounds)
2000 copies 7” single b/w ‘KBC’, 1000 CDs b/w ‘Perfomance Remix’ + download

Boxed Beats & Shelved Rhythms EP – 20th Sept 2006 (Fabtone Records – Japan Only)
1) Pride Before The Fall
2) Not Anymore
3) Poisonous Emblem
4) Day of Disillusion
5) KBC
6) Trippin
7) Not Anymore (Performance Remix)
8) Poisonous Emblem (The Whip remix)
Sales 5625 as of 25th Jan 2007

Test The Water – 27th Nov 2006 (High Voltage Sounds)
1500 copies 7” single b/w ‘Steven Get Even’, 1000 CDs b/w ‘Divide & Rule’ + download exclusive ‘Clew Down The Sail

On The Beat - 10th Jan 2007 (Fabtone Records – Japan only)
1) Poisonous Emblem
2) Not Anymore
3) Trippin
4) Test The Water
5) Day of Disillusion
6) Busy Hands
7) Pride Before The Fall
8) Sherlock Groove Holmes
9) Best in the Business
10) Zeitgeist
11) Mad With Me
12) You Are The Sign
13) Divide and Rule
14) Steven Get Even
Sales 7125 as of 25th Jan 2007.


‘Posionous Emblem’ included on Power Overload (HV Sounds) released Nov 05
‘Pride Before The Fall’ included on Full Charge (HV Sounds) released Nov 06


‘Trippin’ to Saints Row video game, published by THQ. Released in UK 1st Sept 2006.

RADIO – plugging by
Previous support

• BBC 6 MUSIC / Rebel playlist – ‘Pride Before The Fall’ - 10th Jan 06
• BBC 6 MUSIC / Marc Riley, 3 live tracks + interview – 6th Feb 06
• BBC Radio 1 / Zane Lowe – fresh meat runner up with ‘Poisonous Emblem’ – 13th Feb 06
• BBC 6 MUSIC / Steve Lamacq, New Favourite Band feature – 28th Jun 06
• BBC 6 MUSIC / Rebel playlist – ‘Not Anymore’ – 30th June 06
• BBC 6 MUSIC / Club Fandango live set at Water Rats – 28th Jun 06
• BBC Radio 1 / Steve Lamacq – Broadcast part In The City set + ‘top tip’ feature – 10th Oct 06
• XFM Manchester / Clint Boon, drive through interview – 20th Nov 06
• XFM Manchester / Clint Boon, 3 live tracks - 6th Dec 06
• BBC 6 MUSIC / Marc Riley, 3 live tracks + interview – 8th Dec 06
• XFM Manchester / Live session gig at Life Café, supporting Boy Kill Boy – 21st Dec 06
• XFM Scotland session, 3 live tracks 15th Jan 07

Previous plays
Steve Lamacq (6 Music + Radio 1) – First played demo of ‘Pride Before The Fall’ in August 2005, has since played Poisonous Emblem, Not Anymore, Pride Before The Fall and Sherlock Groove Holmes on both his shows.
Zane Lowe – Included as fresh meat in Feb 06, supported Sherlock Groove Holmes and Not Anymore
Jo Whiley – Tipped the band as ‘Top 5 for 2007’ on 21st Dec 06 on daytime Radio One, her and her In Music We Trust producer love ‘Pride Before The Fall
John Kennedy – Has supported Poisonous Emblem, Test The Water and Pride Before The Fall
Marc Riley – Supported the debut single ‘Trippin’ in March 06, and has since played every release on his Mint, Rocket Science and Brain Surgery shows, as well as offering 2 sessions.

Also, previous plays from Vic McGlynn (6 Music), Pete Mitchell (Virgin), Virgin X-Treme and
Kerrang Radio

Current support
• ‘Pride Before The Fall’ background music on Jo Whiley’s In Music We Trust show from 20th December to present
• ‘Poisonous Emblem’ added to XFM National evening playlist on 22nd Dec
• ‘Poisonous Emblem’ on Steve Lamacq’s Radio show’s listening post 15th Jan
• ‘Poisonous Emblem’ Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music single of the week, w/c 5th Feb
• ‘Poisonous Emblem’ played by Tom Robinson / 6 music 30th Jan
• XFM Music Response session, 6TH Mar

TELEVISION – plugging by

Not Anymore
• hosted online by, This is Fake DIY and other websites
• Supported nationally in Topman/Topshops stores for 2 weeks

Test The Water
• MTV2 spot plays
• Supported nationally in Topman/Topshops stores for 2 weeks
• hosted online by, This is Fake DIY and other websites


Feeling a bit camera shy


Comprised of James Mulholland (vocals, guitars and keys), Ric Ormerod (bass) and Michael Brown (drums), The KBC may have taken their first steps up the musical ladder three years ago but the alliance goes back a lot further than that... all three members were in the same class at school together.

Since their debut 7” Trippin hit the independent record store shelves (a limited pressing of 500 yellow vinyls, complete with hand sprayed sleeves) the band have established themselves across the UK and Europe, playing alongside The Strokes, The Paddingtons, Forward Russia, The Sunshine Underground, performing at the Glastonbury festival, ramming out club shows in France, Germany, Austria and Ibiza, as well as running their own club night, Club Sandwich, in home town Preston to expose the best up and coming new bands.

2007 promises to be a very exciting year indeed...

THE FLY... ‘Who needs LSD when you’ve got The KBC?’
DJ MAG... 'Could inspire strange yearnings for herbal tea! 5*'
ARTROCKER... ‘The KBC hit the jackpot for killer grooves’
NME... ‘Machine gun guitars and disco drums making unusual bedfellows’