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The Lucky Nine were an English rock supergroup-of-sorts, featuring members of some other top British rock bands, including “A”, Hundred Reasons, Sunna and (the now defunct) Cable. Their collaboration resulted in an EP, and one full-length record, True Crown Foundation Songs: Hymns Of History And Hidden Ritual, both released in 2005.

The band’s inception can be traced back to early 2001 when “A” were writing ‘Hi-Fi Serious’ and Hundred Reasons were writing ‘Ideas Above Our Station’. “A” had a small studio in London where both bands were writing. When Dan wasn’t working on the “A” album and the studio was free, he would be in the studio demoing The Lucky Nine songs. At this point he didn’t know what was going to happen with the songs and considered singing on them himself.

Fast-forward a year: Dan decided that he had to get these tracks recorded, so headed down to Decoy Productions in Brighton with Richie Mills from Cable / Sunna. Together they laid down the drums to nine songs in eight hours. After that he would head down to Brighton everytime he had a day off from touring “A” and lay down guitars, bass, and to work out programming. Dan sang on two of these recordings, but wasn’t please with the results. The decision was made, and Carter decided that the way forward was to ask a bunch of people who he respected and get them to sing. Neil Fallon, Darryl Palumbo, Ian Watkins, and Liam from thisGirl were all considered or asked. However, it was Colin who was the first and last to come down.


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    What HR could have been...

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • R-Dixxon

    It's about time for these guys to come out of hibernation.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • burn_73

    Интересная группа

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • musicgodlything

    Just picked this up from the bargain bin without knowing what it was. Man, oh man do these guys rock. How can screamo even look at itself in the mirror when stuff like this exists?

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • bret89

    Thank fuck, it's finally on spotify

    1 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mvldk666

    the Best Band Daniel was in was : A , now He is the frontman of Hexes

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • monkeyplug

    Why o why did they not carry on? was one of the best shows that i have been to

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • jarofsap

    where the damn can i find the full length?? only have the EP.

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • fuzzle3

    how did i not realise Dan P Carter was in these :S would love another album too, but doubt it now that Hexes are getting places!

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • flipll

    woah, no shouts since 07? these dudes should make another album, though i doubt they ever will

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Patricl{

    Ah! I can't find my True Crown Foundation Songs anywhere!

    19 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Peacecraft

    The ep kicks the ass off every Hundred Reasons album.

    8 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Brad_Himself

    I can't understand it either

    2 Jul 2007 Reply
  • lotsofgoats

    Why the hell aren't they more popular?!

    27 Jun 2007 Reply
  • bloodseeds

    i really like the collaboration

    7 Apr 2007 Reply

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