1. Soul Owl
Post War Years live together in an abandoned Russian social club in London. Here, they can usually be found creating big beats in the kitchen or just sleeping somewhere. Any noises you hear are triggered by a Live Finger or foot. They grew up together.
They have been cutting their teeth (and plenty of rug) playing some of the most innovative live shows around the UK including support for the likes of White Lies, Late of the Pier, MGMT, Does It Offend You, Yeah and so on. To see Post War Years live is to be confronted by a whirlwind of racing synths, samplers, and vocal harmonies and band members switching instruments.
The overall sound bridges the gap between Joy Division Factory Records angularity and the fusion seen when Talking Heads injected funk hooks into pop music. Influences include Gomez, Bowie, Beck, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Ed Harcourt, The Beta Band, and Björk.
With three writers in the band and all members (other than the drummer) frequently playing more than two instruments, Post War Years have one of the most refreshing and Avant Garde sounds around.
The band recently supported White Lies on tour playing 14 dates around the UK and have been invited to play SXSW in Austin Texas in March 2009.
Their debut single was released on Chess Club to critical acclaim and a 2nd single is planned on the label in February/March 2009. Their much anticipated debut album is out now!