The Hours (band)

The Hours (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Hours

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Genre = Indie / Rock
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Label = A&M Records
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Current_members = Antony Genn and Martin Slattery
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The Hours are a band formed in 2004 by Antony Genn and Martin Slattery. Antony Genn had previously played with the bands Elastica and Pulp, and also worked as a producer, including producing sessions for the electronic act UNKLE.

Martin Slattery is an established pianist and keyboard player, who had previously toured with Shaun Ryder’s group Black Grape. Both Antony and Martin also have worked with Joe Strummer as a part the group The Mescaleros.

The band is managed by Jeanette Lee, who runs Rough Trade with Geoff Travis and former Pulp bassist Steve Mackey. The artwork for the band, including the skull image was created by British artist Damien Hirst for his "For The Love Of God" Collection..

They have received support from Radio One DJ Zane Lowe, and from Jarvis Cocker who said "They understand what music is for – it's for human beings to communicate with other human beings. It's that simple, it's that important. Let them into your life. You won't regret it".

Their single "Ali in the Jungle" is featured in the EA Sports FIFA 08 football game. "People Say" has twice been used in the opening scenes of British soap opera Hollyoaks.

As of June 2008, the band are in studio with Mark Ellis (aka Flood) producing their new album.




*"Narcissus Road" - 5 February 2007, A&M Records - #47 (UK)

External links

* [ Official Site]
* [ MySpace page]
* [ Free download of 'Murder or Suicide']
* [ A & M Records]
* [ Scotsman interview with Antony Genn]
* [ Interview with Antony on]
* [ Playlouder 'Class of 2007' interview with Antony Genn]
* [ GQ Online album review of Narcissus Road]
* [ Rockfeedback single review of Back When You Were Good]
* [ Drowned in Sound single review of Back When You Were Good]
* [ "Ali In The Jungle" performance live at the Zodiac, Oxford, UK on 9th March 2007]

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