Unkle Bob
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Unkle Bob

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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Unkle Bob - Shockwaves Review - Q Magazine


Sugar and Spite LP released October 2006

Flux EP released September 2008 (US only)

Shockwaves LP released October 2010



Unkle Bob are set to release their much-anticipated second album on October 4th 2010. Entitled Shockwaves, the album is the follow up to the critically lauded Sugar and Spite (released in 2006), a record that made the band something of a cult phenomenon in the US. Their songs have since sound-tracked countless US teen dramas (spawning well over 100,000 downloads in the process) whilst the song Swans featured in the climax to a Greys Anatomy storyline and inspired literally hundreds of college kids to make their own Swans videos.

Unkle Bob are Rick Webster (vocals, guitar), Stuart Cartwright (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin), Ron Yeadon (drums, percussion) and Chloe Treacher (bass). Genuinely loved (and a well-kept secret like Teenage Fanclub and early REM) they’re naturally, effortlessly one of the most gorgeous and uplifting bands on the planet. Q magazine suggested that Sugar and Spite was “reminiscent of early REM – really very lovely indeed” whilst MOJO noted that it was “warm-melancholic as Prefab Sprout or icy-isolated as Radiohead” and that the band hurled themselves “from reflection to ripped-up despair in a moment.” The Times allowed that we shouldn’t “be surprised if this Glasgow-born quintet are still selling albums 20 years from now because they have a deadly weapon in their armoury; great songs” and one listen to Shockwaves reveals this to be pertinence indeed.

Shockwaves is produced by Saul Davies (James guitarist/Sugar and Spite producer) and Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Charlatans). It will be released on Mother City Records on October 4th.

More praise:
“A bittersweet album full of lovely pop tunes.” The Sunday Times

“Rick Webster is a master of the lovelorn, desperate lyric.” The Times.

“Unkle Bob are genuine contenders.” Q Magazine

“FAB. Just imagine fellow Scots Teenage Fanclub doing full-tilt hypnotic Neil Young-style razor rock.” The Mirror.