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Giddy Motors

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London, United Kingdom (1999 – 2006)

Formed in London, United Kingdom in 1999 by Gaverick de Vis (guitars/vocals) and Manu Ros (drums/bass), Giddy Motors were one of the most exciting bands to emerge in the dawn of the new millennium. They began as a two-piece but inevitably transformed into a trio once the live domain beckoned. However, the ever-turbulent friendship of the founders, which undoubtably provided the blueprint of their twisted composing, was to be closely reflected by the number of bass players that came and went. Allan Murray, Alex Franklinos, Gordon Ashdown, John Greenhorn and finally Justin Stone all rode the storm, but played an important part in keeping the band moving through it’s fractured and chaotic 7 year existence.

Often described as displaying an affinity with bands as diverse as The Birthday Party, Captain Beefheart or The Pop Group, Giddy Motors defied easy categorisation, reconstructing and debasing their influences into a context of their own wayward, off-kilter and inimitable manner. Their songs can explode, be prone to suddenly flip back on themselves or fly off at unexpected angles.

After releasing their first single Sassy in 2001 via Ace Fu Records in United States, they signed to United Kingdom label Fat Cat and their debut album Make It Pop - recorded at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini - was released to critical acclaim in September 2002. Off the back of it came the singles Magmanic and Whirled by Curses, then tours of the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and a 10,000 mile, 7 week stint across North America in 2003.

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