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Once upon a time, there were two young scoundrels called Phil Wallbank and James Sullivan. Bored of school and all of the things that came with it, they had one dream - to make the most fabulous and enticing pop songs imaginable. Listening to everything from Blur to Muse, and The Lightning Seeds to Frank Sinatra, they set about doing it - strumming acoustic guitars and sketching out humorous little lyrics whenever they could…

Then, as if by magic, they stumbled across Thomas Beal and Rosalind Duignan-Pearson. Beal was a stylish and utterly ridiculous character, with the bass skills to match McCartney’s finest hour. Roz was a friendly young beauty, whose drumming brought a tear of joy to the eye. From that moment, Ripchord were born.

Notching up a number of impressive support slots with the likes of The Kooks, Babyshambles, Bromheads Jacket, The Others, and touring with The Paddingtons, Ripchord were voted the best young band in the Midlands in 2005. Surely nothing could stop them now?!

And this brings us to the present day! Ripchord have just signed to 1965 Records. The label is owned by James Endeacott - the man responsible for signing The Libertines. He works alongside an excellent fellow called Raf, with whom he shares the same haircut! Under the guidance of Mr Endeacott, they have the world at their feet!


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  • worcestermike

    this band have great hair!!!!!

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • marduk444

    Aaaaa I LOVE THEM ))))

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • been__insane

    : )

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • fratellisuno

    buena musica!!!}

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Vonaburt

    Oh My Goooooodd))))))))))))))))))))))))))) G R E A T!!!!! maybe album of the year and discover of the year for me!!!! Это просто что то))

    15 May 2011 Reply
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    13 May 2011 Reply
  • josfox


    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Gidrnat

    утренние чувакиии

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • GayGeisha

    Are they still going? Any plans to release another album? Loved the first...

    11 Apr 2010 Reply
  • pouncing_panda

    I love the bit in Backstabber where the guys says "E's a backstabba!" in a really Northern accent.

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • dermannimsakko

    jiiha pretty cool - pleaze lock up ur daughters ;)

    12 Jul 2009 Reply
  • simondavie

    best band in the world

    28 Jun 2009 Reply
  • teaganaston

    i saw them either last summer or the one before. and they were so good! danced my socks off!

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Veryasik

    I like it sooooooo much =)

    2 Apr 2009 Reply
  • yochan4yochan

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • sinswtf

    they are cool ;D

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • wolvesdan

    i have just downloaded this of i tunes, first song sounds really good, my old band used to play with these guys and girl like 3 yyears ago, they have done really well for themselves!

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Ginsoakedboy21

    Good news - album has finally appeared. Bad news - from the previews on Itunes it sounds shocking. I absolutely loved "Lock up your daughters" and though I was well aware that "Backstabber " was shit I still had hopes for the album. Looks like I was wrong. (sigh)

    18 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Cherry_Lane

    it IS now on itunes UK... not on the german one though. any idea, if it'll be released in other countries than the UK?

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Cherry_Lane

    i'd love to believe it's true. but, can anyone find "beginner's luck" on itunes?

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
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