The Speedwell Invention
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The Speedwell Invention

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"Radio transcript"

"I'll tell you the name of another band I love, and that's The Speedwell Invention. And yes, the name's a bit of a hint as to where they come from. I saw them play at the croft a little while ago and was hugely impressed by what they did. They've promised to send us some material in the next week or so. In the meantime, they have sent this. Here it is <On The Tracks>

They are really rather good - a new track they've sent us there. Keep an eye out on the listings. An opportunity to see these guys is one not to be missed."

Transcript from BBC Radio Bristol, June 2009. - BBC Radio Bristol


Million Little Pieces EP (2009)
All these tracks and more are available online via MySpace and our own site. BBC Radio Bristol's Gary and Richard from the Bristol Introducing give us consistent airplay.



Adam and Tony met in Speedwell, Bristol, as kids. The rest of us were drawn together by the Bristol scene in the late nineties, all in the rotation doing their thing.

Adam left Little Sleepers, a band that eventually became Phantom Limb after their drummer left for Kasabian.

He wrote his own tunes and asked fellow musicians Stu from Crashland and George from Fanducci to get involved. Common history worked, and realising it was worth a proper shot, we got Tony on board and set to work on more material.

There are many common influences, such as 60s and 70s rock and psychedelia like Hendrix, Zappa and The Velvet Underground, right through to Strauss, Wagner and current bands like The Dears, QOTSA and Janes Addiction - among others.

Attention to composition and structure is complemented by individual musicianship. The result? Big, rewarding songs with twists and turns, that might surprise the first-timers but satisfy a growing fanbase.