Unkle Bob

Unkle Bob

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

In a long tradition of bands from the West of Scotland in thrall to bands from the West of the United States, Unkle Bob specialize in multi-layered harmonies, subtle, literate songs and genuinely seductive melodies.

Biography

In amongst the manufactured pop drivel, the excitable indier-than-thou new Smiths-elects and the R & B soundalikes you too may have had the good fortune to have stumbled upon something quite special.

Genuinely loved (and a well-kept secret like Teenage Fanclub and early REM) they’re naturally one of the most gorgeous and uplifting bands on the planet. Q magazine suggested that debut album 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.”

In January 2013 Unkle Bob are set to release a new EP entitled "Letters EP". It contains four new songs penned by singer-songwriter Rick and marks the return of Unkle Bob as a solo project since Rick parted company with the band in 2011.

Discography

Sugar and Spite - LP - 2006

Credits / TV Syncs:
OCT 09 US So you Think you can Dance – Swans
OCT 08 US So you Think you can Dance - Swans
MAR 08 US What Happens In Vegas - Put A Record On
JAN 08 US My Sassy Girl - Put A Record On
NOV 07 US Kyle XY - Hold It Down
OCT 07 US CSI Miami - One By One
JULY 07 US Kyle XY - Swans
JUNE 07 EIRE Kia Car Ad - Swans
FEB 07 US Greys Anatomy - Swans
FEB 07 US What About Brian - The Hit Parade

Shockwaves - LP - 2010
Credits / TV Syncs:

NOV 11 US The Lying Game (ABC) - Let it Go
OCT 11 UK Educating Essex - Let it go, Proud, So Sorry, Ships on the Shoreline
FEB 11 US Private Practice (ABC) – In My Head
DEC 10 US Private Practice - Ships on the Shoreline
OCT 10 US So you Think you can Dance – Swans
NOV 10 UK Seven Days (Channel 4) – In My Head
SEPT 10 UK Seven Days (Channel 4) – Giving it all Away