The Lieutenant's Mistress

The Lieutenant's Mistress

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Biography

"You're all musicians, one of you must know a drummer!?" slurred a search-weary guitarist, sat with a group of trainee music teachers he'd met a few drinks earlier. "I'll do it" was the flippant response from the other end of the table. And thus the new era of The Lieutenant's Mistress began.

Based in both Brighton and London, the 4 piece's sound draws influence from traditional British indie music. Taking cues from groups like The Smiths, The Shins, The Cribs and Oasis but adding elements of folk, rock and even krautrock, The Lieutenant's Mistress have become as well known for the quality of their songs as for their lively stage performances.

The group, formed in early 2007 by Andrew Motley, Matt Geary and Louis May, met at secondary school and have remained close friends ever since. The final member, beer garden recruit Simon "Box" Hudson, is the perfect compliment to the group in terms of personality and versatility. Razor sharp timings, harmony vocals and the use of the trumpet to enhance the traditional vocal, guitar, bass and drums arrangement adds a dimension that separates them from ordinary indie bands.

Since forming, the band have released a self-titled EP through i-Tunes, and are preparing for the release of their follow-up, The WIRED EP, in February 2009. They have received BBC Radio airplay and been interviewed on Juice 107. Live they have toured the Northwest of England; played festivals in Brighton, Birmingham and the Sussex Countryside; and supported Frightened Rabbit, Gravenhurst and Thao with the Get Down, Stay Down.

Discography

May 2008 - The Lieutenant's Mistress EP
Molly Mishap
What She's All About
Next To Me
Flamwell Jones
Released on limited CD-R Run of 300 discs and for download via iTunes. Received BBC and Independant Local Radio play. Next To Me voted #2 in local media new music chart. Available to stream at http://www.myspace.com/thelieutenantsmistress

March 2009 - The Wired EP
Wired Awake
The Light Is On (But You're Not Home)
Suzie Preston
My Run In With The Archfiend

Future release available for streaming at the address below: http://www.lieutenantsmistress.co.uk/EPindex.php

Set List

We are able to produce a set of up to an hour and a half of original live material. Additionally, we will also perform a small number of covers when appropriate / requested.