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Epic45 is, was and always will be a home recording project/collective based round the ideas and inspiration of childhood friends Ben Holton and Rob Glover. As a ‘group’ epic45 has seen a few different lineups, as people come and go. Occasional forays into studios do occur from time to time, the first EP ‘Shorebound’ was mainly recorded in 1998 in a small, untidy studio in the attic of an old house in Rugeley! Since then 99% of recording has taken place in various homes as its found to be an overall more satisfying process.

First gig played at a school concert in Spring of 1997 to the delight of Physics teacher Mr Granger who, being taken back to his love of Krautrock in the 70s, recommended the band get themselves a ‘crazy Japanese frontman’……

First proper gig played winter 1998, Rugely Red Rose, to the confusion/anger of the hardcore metal fans attending. This year also sees epic45s first ‘release’, a 3 track CDR made to order (estimated number of copies in existence, 10)……

Shorebound was released on 7″ vinyl in mid 1999 and got the attention of radio 1 DJs John Peel and Steve Lamacq, Peel actually finishing his show with the seven and a half minute track ‘The Overwelming Feeling’. 2000 saw the release of the second ep ‘A is an Alphabet’ and the French split 10″ featuring live favourite ‘When the Cold Weather Comes’. A is an Alphabets first track, composed entirely by Rob Glover, was played by John Peel also.


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  • tikcho


    16 Mar 11:17pm Reply
  • baxinski

    I've just found out "may your heart be the map" and think it's even better!

    9 Mar 12:13pm Reply
  • Bastianne

    I'm deeply in love with this band. Monument is stunning.

    4 Mar 2:21pm Reply
  • S-and-S

    Reminds me of Azeda Booth and late Baths albums

    4 Mar 1:10pm Reply
  • baxinski

    "Weathering" is sensational. reminds me the best of Arms and Sleepers and Lights Out Asia.

    21 Jan 10:35pm Reply
  • Just2311

    In All the Empty Houses

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mushroomsseason

    nice therapy, i feel strong after this!

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • GeorgyOm

    Low Tide. Эта песня раскрыла мою душу и сердце.

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ricro

    just great and wonderful

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Andrew_Klinov

    шото, шото

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • iqblmhmdynzwrd

    the starts in spring gile bung epic

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • signifytree

    Weathering is to live for! Such beautiful, inspiring music by these talented lads.

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SubUmbra

    Somehow very special and familiar simultaneously.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • warriordhara

    hey guys.. i love your songs too much...

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DrKKE

    красивая музыка, чем то гамака напоминает.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • swamp_inside


    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • LazyAges

    Melty kind of music, I can't help but be totally pacified when anything by them is playing

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • warriordhara

    my your heart be the map too. I love this songs ..

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • warriordhara

    In all the empty houses is my favorite..

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • kaanixir

    That's it that's the end, close the curtains stop clapping, you're in a plane between the clouds under a dark but beautiful shade of crimson red-orange sunset sky, epic45 - on second thoughts, you know why ? cause we won't have any second thoughts. it's a reminder of a heavenly dedication :P music? art? patterns? thisisawesome

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
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