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The Early Years is a London-based trio founded in 2004 whose declared vision is to create washes of guitar noises meshed in with , drones, and set against a strong metronomic beat. The Early Years admire the noises of (and have occasionally had their sound likened to) Mogwai, Acid Mother’s Temple, Spiritiualized, Sonic Boom, neu, Can, Tortoise, 33.3, Isotope 217, Jeff Parker, Stars of the Lid, The Teardrop Explodes and general 60’s and .


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  • Acquiescence

    So they have returned! I'm flabbergasted frankly; I thought for certain they had split up and not bothered to tell anyone. Turns out they were just on an indefinite hiatus instead. 'Complicity' is a mighty comeback song. New album on the way this year?

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jarock87

    They're back!

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • dufflesj

    what ever happened to these guys? Their LP is so amazing.

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Iriann


    10 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Good luck with that. I'm pretty sure they split up aeons ago.

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • wondabhoy

    gotta catch these guys live sometime...

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Soul-85


    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Great Awakening EP is awesome. I need more.

    5 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    C'mon guys, we need another album! I gotta get my space-rock groove on, I gots my moon-walking shoes on.

    5 Nov 2008 Reply
  • mart-the-mod

    Hey man. Shoegaze

    2 Sep 2008 Reply
  • VindictiveDisco

    quality band! you can hear their new single on myspace.

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
  • juliusgb

    The Early Years make lovely studio work, but to really get them you MUST hear this lot play live, it's an awesome sound.

    4 Apr 2008 Reply
  • beatmonkey

    Amazin noise makers and a geniuine passion to make something beautiful, i tip my hat to you early years- Great show at Bestival this year! Can't wait for the neu!division second album ....... Phil

    26 Sep 2007 Reply
  • vandaleyes

    nice album!

    17 Jul 2007 Reply
  • mid_gen

    I love these boys......if you can catch them live, do it! Seen them twice now and will again at Bestival. Awesome stuff.

    11 Jun 2007 Reply
  • antopanto

    Kraut rock! love this stuff

    17 Feb 2007 Reply
  • jonaschrist

    i just bought a promo copy of the album from the 3 for £2 section in my local independent record store, sounds superb so far!

    27 Jan 2007 Reply
  • Supernova83

    You're really lucky :D Well, I don't think they'll be successful, their music is not for everybody (luckily), but they have a lot of talent that none of other more famous UK bands have today

    12 Jan 2007 Reply
  • SK123

    Its indeed excellent, but i'm biased because Roger is very old friend of mine. Hopefully 2007 will be the year they make their fortune. Go Mackin

    3 Jan 2007 Reply
  • Supernova83

    I love this album, maybe the best thing of english rock now

    31 Dec 2006 Reply
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