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These Furrows

Leicester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Leicester, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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Without Manner SINGLE
June 2010
Underdogs/Robot Needs Home Records

1. Without Manner

Masks EP
October 2009
Robot Needs Home Records

1. Planes
2. Anybodies
3. Ten Years
4. Thrown



These Furrows are a teenage 4 piece from Leicester. Formed in December 2008 their progress has been rapid with them securing a number of enviable support slots with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Tubelord and The Zutons.

Having formed in the affluent yet understated Leicester music scene – a scene that has bred the likes of Kyte and Maybeshewill – These Furrows take on everything from post-hardcore to post-rock to post-punk, forming a sweet/saccharine collision of sound. Such genres are about the only terms are about as close as you can come to defining a sound that is undeniably their own and unequivicably unique.

But the scene which bore them by no means hinders them, and they are fully immersed in becoming the best they can be without being held back by their surroundings : -

“The Leicester scene has always needed to expand. It’s kind of held back by the variety and quality of the venues. There are a lot of great Leicester bands, back in the day it was ruled by certain ‘indie’ bands who gain a following because of the clothes they wear and their mates rather the music, but there is a lot of talented bands and musicians who don’t have the recognition they deserve due to the ‘scene’.”
Their debut EP “Masks” was released on 10th October 2009 by Robot Needs Home Records to great acclaim, with airplay and support from Huw Stephens at Radio 1, Huey Morgan at 6 Music, and the now ever more influential blogging community.
It’s this organic growth that summons ever further those feelings that something more special is coming their way. A recent publishing deal with Bucks Music and a series of dates with the Fun Loving Criminals only enhanced such proof.
Their sound was soon to prick the ear of Tom Woodhead (Forward Russia), who iterated his desire to record the band. Their decision was swift – and obviously a categorical ‘Yes’ to do it - and a trip to Wales to record the ‘Faces’ EP followed.
‘Faces’ is due for release in July 2010, again on Robot Needs Home, with the band supporting the release with a series of shows nationwide as well as a slot on the Summer Sundae festival in Leicester.

These Furrows News

Apr ’10 – Confirmed for the Summer Sundae festival, tour with Maybeshewill also confirmed
Mar ’10 – Record ‘Faces’ EP in Wales with Tom Woodhead
Feb ’10 – Tour with the Fun Loving Criminals, playing a sold out show at Koko, London
Jan ’10 –
Nov ’09 – signed management contract with Underdogs Management Ltd
Oct ’09 – achieved airplay on Huw Stephens Radio 1 show and Huey Morgan’s show on 6 Music
Oct ’09 - released ‘MASKS’ EP on Robot Needs Home Records
Sep’09 – played Coronet Theatre with Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Asian Dub Foundation
Aug ’09 – played gigs around Leicester with Tubelord, The Gentlemen and the Summer Sundae festival.
Aug ’09 – played ‘Fridge’ in Brixton in front of a crowd of 400
Jun & Jul ’09 – recorded ‘MASKS’ EP


Robot Needs Home Records
"These Furrows sound like some twisted combination of every Big Scary Monsters band ever - brief moments of terrifying fragility jammed between riffs that knock you off your feet at every turn"

We Are Haunted
“With the track "Without Manner You Grace Us" the band have an instant hit which I've been listening to pretty much non-stop this past week. Have a listen on their myspace, I guarantee that chorus line "on my own, you take the only piece of me" will be stuck in your head for days.”

Tasty Fanzine
“...for four teenagers, These Furrows have produced an EP of impressive maturity and seriousness.”

The Line of Best Fit
“…Leicestershire is building up quite an impressive local scene at the moment, independent of passing trends and awash with some great innovative music. The rather excellent These Furrows are the latest band to back up this claim thanks to their storming four-track EP “Masks” that recalls but never for one moment pilfers from Big Scary Monsters' finest. All jagged guitars, and indie-rock sensibilities, 'Planes' and 'Anybodies' are a fantastic opening double whammy, 'Ten Years' ramps up the distorted guitar attacks, while with its winning Tubelord-esque group harmonies 'Thrown' closes matters in typically triumphant fashion. These Furrows are really hitting their stride on Masks. Roll on the debut album and who's to say how far these guys can go.”


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