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Aereogramme

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  • Formed: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Years Active: 2000s

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All Music Guide:

Formed in April of 1998, Scotland's Aerogramme counted unique songwriter Craig B (ex-Ganger), Campbell McNeil, and drummer Martin Scott as members. Joining forces to feature acoustic guitars, electronic noises, and tones ranging from soft to screamingly abrasive, the trio released a pair of singles in 1999 on their own Babi-Yaga and toured throughout the year with the likes of Low, Geneva, and Snow Patrol. Early in 2000, they signed with Chemikal Underground, the reputable stable of Arab Strap and the Delgados. BBC sessions for John Peel and Steve Lamacq preceded a number of festival dates later in the year. The Glam Cripple EP, released as part of Chemikal Underground's Fukd I.D. series, sold out of its pressing of 2000 within its week of release. After spending part of early 2001 in the studio to record a full-length, they spent the latter part of May on the road with Life Without Buildings, hitting venues in England and Scotland. The White Paw single made it to the bins in August of 2001, followed a month later by the full-length A Story in White. Sleep and Release (2003), Seclusion (2006), and My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go (2007) followed.

Wikipedia:

Aereogramme were a Scottish alternative rock band from Glasgow, consisting of Craig B. (vocals, guitar), Iain Cook (guitar, programming), Campbell McNeil (bass) and Martin Scott (drums). Prior to their split in 2007, the band released four studio albums.

Biography[edit]

Formed in April 1998, the band released two 7" singles in 1999 before signing to Chemikal Underground in early 2000, at which point they recorded two EPs before releasing their first full-length, A Story in White, in 2001. Sleep and Release followed in 2003 but the band moved to Undergroove Records soon after for their third official release, Seclusion. However, the group re-signed to Chemikal Underground in August 2006.

Their fourth album, My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go was released in Europe and the United States on 29 January 2007 and in Japan on 14 October 2006, taking its title from the novel The Exorcist. In a recent interview, singer Craig B. revealed the long delay between releases was partly due to losing his singing voice for six months. "We didn’t know if it was going to continue so everybody went their separate ways waiting for my voice to come back. I went to see a throat doctor and he told me to eat yogurt which I did and it did absolutely nothing. The only thing that made any difference was time 'cause I'd spent the previous couple of years screaming every single night and whisky and smoking and that was just a horrible combination. I think my body just said stop."

On 11 May 2007, in a message board post, Aereogramme announced they were to disband:

The band played their last ever show at the Connect Festival in Inverary, Scotland on 31 August 2007.

Post-Aereogramme[edit]

Iain Cook and Craig B. have since formed another band, The Unwinding Hours, and released a new album on 15 February 2010. Cook also formed in 2011 a new band Chvrches together with Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry, as well as recording, mixing and mastering fellow Scottish indie rock band The Twilight Sad's 2008 mini-album Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did. Bassist Campbell McNeil also plays on the same album's opening track "And She Would Darken the Memory". Martin Scott is currently working with Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro as tour manager and Campbell McNeil is working in the same capacity with The Temper Trap and Chvrches.

^ "Aereogramme Return After A Four Year Hiatus". Music Towers. Retrieved 22 January 2007. 

Members[edit]

Craig B. – vocals, guitarIain Cook – guitar, programmingCampbell McNeil – bass guitarMartin Scott – drums