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New York City, New York, United States (1994 – 2002, 2008 – present)

Spacehog are an alternative rock band which formed in New York City, New York, United States in 1994. The group comprised Royston Langdon (vocals, bass), Antony Langdon (guitar, vocals), Richard Steel (guitar), and Jonny Cragg (drums). Though all the band members hailed originally from Leeds, England, the band was formed in New York City in 1994 when Antony Langdon met Cragg by chance, in a café where Cragg had a job killing rats. Soon after, Langdon’s brother Royston joined the band, and Spacehog were born.

On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album Resident Alien, which spawned the singles “In the Meantime” and “Cruel to be Kind”. The band’s second album, The Chinese Album, was released on March 10, 1998. Though it did not sell as well as Resident Alien, the band’s popularity was increasing as Spacehog opened for popular acts like Pearl Jam and Supergrass. The Chinese Album featured a more “artsy” sound, with Pink Floyd-like piano on the opening track and Michael Stipe of R.E.M contributing vocals to the song “Almond Kisses”.

In 2001, Spacehog released their final album, The Hogessy.

In 2002, Spacehog quietly broke up and the band members went their separate ways, but reformed in 2008.


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  • krustywazoo

    Resident Alien was one of the albums that got me through high school in the early 00s. It's one of my fave records. I should check out their other stuff in earnest.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • el_loko

    Deceit is a truly masterpiece!

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • gisbourne

    Loving Deceit, great track!

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dturgentbyrne

    The new album ROCKS! I hope these guys make it down to Austin sometime soon.

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • stevedeleo

    Looking forward to another great show at Maxwell's on Friday night.

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    In the Meantime has been going around on commercial rock stations for what feels like forever.

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • el_loko

    They should be big like U2 or bigger... shame on the stupid world.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • spacematador

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • loudecibels

    Good live band, I saw them open for Pearl Jam. In The Meantime was a classic in the 90's, and that Mongo City track is pretty interesting, whatever that's about.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • alanisnadine

    I only 5 plays? That can't be right...

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • thedudesabide

    Super Leeds !!

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • Hormold

    Fanboys OST ;)

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Cpt_Mumpitz

    @ seanthomas11 ...good heard, and don't forget the Drums the Guitarwork 'n the Key's n Stuff!!! 'n Producers 'n Things 'n Stuff....n' Stuff!!!!

    20 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Chaffro

    Good band. Very under-rated.

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Cpt_Mumpitz

    WuzzUp? The God's of Independent Rock are back?

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Bolshevized

    These guys could really use a compilation. Between their three albums, they definitely have the material for a rock-solid compilation. Guess there's not much of a market for compilations these days, though.

    8 Jun 2010 Reply
  • RubberSoul9

    So glad these guys got back together, here's hoping they get a bit more cred this time through!

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • jhendrick68

    very underrated band. every album classic. the chinese album is golden

    18 Dec 2009 Reply
  • trgzbaby

    3 albums and full of instantly classic tracks

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Meowgasmic

    I loved their stuff as a kid.

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
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