Their first release came in the form of a 5 track self-titled EP, receiving comparisons to bands like Farside & Gameface. They began to get a name for themselves within the UK’s punk/hardcore scene, mainly through their live performances. Chris from London based Firefly Recordings was convinced that the songs the band were now playing live, that weren’t on the EP, were their best yet and offered to put them out.
The Copperpot Journals knew that they wanted to release a full length album next, but 4 songs were needed; 4 songs never came. The old cliché of ‘musical differences’ put a stop to any further songs being written, so they decided to call an end to the band, but not without first recording the songs they did have. So they booked in with UK based engineer/producer John Hannon (ex-Understand) and set about recording the songs that were to become the 7 track mini-album ‘Plotting To Kill Your Friends’.
This recording became a blessing in disguise as it gave new life to the band. They all agreed to give it another go and the CD was finally released in May 2002 through Firefly Recordings. The CD got great reviews from the UK music press and elevated the band to another level. This mini-album represents a more thoughtful and diverse side to the band, with comparisons to Fireside & Circa-Uomini D’nore amonsgt others.
The track ‘Coronary’ was written in between releases by the band and was put forward for the Fierce Panda release ‘The Squirrel EP’. It also went on to feature on the bands future project ‘Pilots’.
They went on to tour the UK with Floridians As Friends Rust and then with Surrey-based Rock outfit Hundred Reasons (who personally requested them for a support slot on their tour of the UK in October 2002).
Mid-way through 2003 The Copperpot Journals released their first full-length album ‘Pilots’. It was their final release as a band, as by early 2005 the outfit had split up once and for all.
Edited by grayx on 16 Oct 2009, 17:54
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