Bio: Bright, young commanders of a brand of unique Englishness, Pete and The Pirates blend of smooth edged punk and pop produces music which is sweet, raw, joyous, melancholic, raucous and ... (more)
Bio: Bright, young commanders of a brand of unique Englishness, Pete and The Pirates blend of smooth edged punk and pop produces music which is sweet, raw, joyous, melancholic, raucous and tender.
They are from Reading, and they all grew up together- in and out of each others bands, rehearsing ,recording, creating their own world, locked away in garages and bedrooms. Fiercely rejecting the mediocrity they saw around them. The first EP was Pete and the Pirates ‘Get Even’. And that’s what they wanted to do- get even.
Comparisons have been drawn with Tapes ‘n Tapes, The Spinto Band and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, perhaps due to the Pirates idiosyncratic and endearing song writing, but they actually sound unlike any of these groups. They are somewhere between the Flying Nun band Tall Dwarfs and the wistful reflection of On The Beach-era Neil Young.
Pete and the Pirates have released two EPs on Stolen Recordings ‘Get Even’ and ‘Wait, Stop, Begin’ to great reviews. They have just finished recording their first album with Gareth Parton ( The Killers, The Go! Team, The Futureheads)
Tom sings and his brother, Jonny, plays drums. Petedog plays bass, and Pete sings and plays guitar. Dave plays guitar.