Rosie (Lead Guitar)
Tippi (Lead Vocals)
The Hedrons formed in 2005 in their native Glasgow. With a relentless gigging schedule capped by several sell out performances, a Top 20 Indie single and back-to-back Top 5 Indie chart success with recently released singles ‘I Need You’ and ‘Heatseeker’, the four-piece have established themselves as one of the country’s foremost emerging rock bands.
During this time, The Hedrons have been the focus of many a press feature. The band was first tipped in the NME who said of them ‘an all-girl four-piece who sound like Patti Smith meets Penetration with a dash of early Blondie and a smidging of The Runaways… you have to hear this band!’ Off the back of this and all media attention following, The Hedrons have already taken part in Download 2006, one of many festivals the band played throughout last summer; also among them are T In The Park and Guilfest. Of particular significance, the band stepped in as special guests to Alice In Chains at their only UK show in July 2006 at the London Astoria. Overall, The Hedrons satisfied a healthy appetite of over 120 gigs in 2006 by accomplishing sell-out status at many venues up and down the UK and generally causing much fan frenzy wherever they appeared. And on October 9th, The Hedrons became the first British band ever to play a live, virtual gig as 3-D figures inside a 3-D virtual world!
The Hedrons music is decidedly one part Ramones-esque brawn, one part femme-fatale roar, and one part ruthless guitar-driven nerve. Or as lead guitarist Rosie humorously puts it, “If you listen to us, you wouldn’t realise it was girls until Tippi starts singing – you’d think it was a bunch of big hairy guys playing.” And although the girls would personally describe their sound as the modern love child of the Foo Fighters and Joan Jett, they would also say that the very same is proudly godfathered by Iggy Pop & The Stooges.
The band’s first single ‘Be My Friend’ (a tip of the hat to the band’s phenomenal online community) was released in the UK 31st July on Glasgow-based label Measured Records and entered the official UK charts as a top 20 Indie Single, selling out of its limited edition vinyl pressing. The second single ‘I Need You’ was released 9th October and entered the same chart at number 5. A third single ‘Heatseeker’ achieved the same top 5 indie chart success and an album ‘One More Won’t Kill Us’ is to come in February, also on Measured Records. This year, The Hedrons will play yet another UK headline tour in January/February and have a mini-tour scheduled across America, Canada and Japan including showcases at both Canadian Music Week and SXSW 2007.
Although The Hedrons have just started out in their career, they have already made a healthy impact on the music scene. And, according to drummer Soup, one thing’s for sure, “For four girls, we make one hell of a noise.”
Edited by NoHalfMeasures on 25 Jan 2007, 17:33
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