The Victorian English Gentlemens Club Information
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club is not Victorian, English or a Gentleman, but it is formed of three people who are in fact English. (But still not Victorian, gentle or even men.) All three aimed to be in a band, so took the logical step of leaving their respective homelands (Birmingham, Shrewsbury and North Yorkshire) and going to art school.
The band's RSI inducing name was coined by Adam's then painting teacher, who thought he had nurtured a new art movement thanks to his classes untypical and somewhat traditionalist taste for painting still life. Thus, The Victorian English Gentlemens Club was born. They made their recording debut in early 2006; with the limited-edition "The Tales of Hermit Mark"/"My Son Spell Backwards" released in the spring and double A-side "Amateur Man"/"Ban the Gin" following that summer.
Their debut self titled album, released in 2007 was recorded in Fortress Studios, London with Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Pete And The Pirates) to critical acclaim and the band appeared on the front cover of Artrocker Magazine.
“a control and mastery of textured pop” UNCUT
“a joy unheard since the B52s” Q
“dangerously addictive – an album filled with gems” ARTROCKER
“specialising in sexy stripped down rock n roll” NME
“this Cardiff artrock trio are a force to be reckoned with” INDEPENDENT
“stylish and eccentric” TIME OUT
“like The Pixies playing on The English Riviera” DISORDER
22 Oct CARDIFF SWN Festival @ National Museum
23 Oct CARDIFF SWN Festival @ Chapter House Arts Centre
27 Oct LONDON Riverside Studios BBC 6 Music - Introducing Festival
29 Oct LONDON Barfly, Camden, XFM XPosure with The Chapman Family
Louise Mason (vocals, bass), Adam Taylor (vocals, guitar), Emma Daman (vocals, drums)
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club Catalogue