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A fetish for screenprinted wares, cryptic lyrics and obsessions with fifth dimensional time travel helps garner sense of their erratic sensibilities.

Tubelord were an Alternative Rock band from Kingston upon Thames, England, formed in 2006. The band consists of Lead Singer and Guitarist Joseph Prendergast, Backing vocalist and Drummer David Catmur, Bassist Tom Coulson-Smith and Keyboardist and Sampler James Elliot Field.
In 2009, the band signed a record deal with independent label Hassle Records and on 12 October 2009 they released their Debut Album Our First American Friends.[1]

The band formed in 2005 while attending Kingston College when Joseph Prendergast suggested to David Catmur and Olev Saunders to make use of free studio time he came across by writing and recording a few songs. After a few weeks of recording the group decided to become a fully fledged band, and once they developed a full set of songs, they performed their first show at David’s house. They soon played small basement and club gigs and developed a small following which has grown rapidly.
The band performed a live set at The Luminaire, Kilburn, London in September 2008 which was recorded and broadcast online by BeatCastTV. This was the first band to feature on the then new independently run music web channel and marked its unofficial “launch”.
After releasing an EP and three singles and garnering a following through the release of the video for “Feed Me A Box Of Words” and relentless touring with bands such as This Town Needs Guns and Tellison, they signed a record deal with Hassle records and on 12 October 2009 they released their debut album Our First American Friends


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  • m2dab

    Shit man. These were the golden days.

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • WhaleIsDead

    Ого как круто

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • mgreener_34

    Our First American friends is what got me listening to this band, but Romance made me love this band.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Stugard

    I always mix these guys up with Tubeway Army whenever I see their name

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ValeAdam

    It's been six months now why can I still not deal with this :(

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • plothead31

    Romance is damn good.

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • Timae7

    During the past few months I've been really getting into "Romance" and I've come to the conclusion that it's an awesome album (but not as godlike as there debut). The first album just set standards that were really hard to top for them.

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • Elfnarzo

    I like how they're fully aware that Romance sucked [2]

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • theJASONagency

    bummer they broke up. our first american friends was a major album for me.

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Emily_Kissock

    still annoyed about it. Just hope they will return one day and make that sweet-sweet music.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Lazteuq

    1500x1322 high quality album art for "Our First American Friends":

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • RiotSugar

    Only 4T3, Never Washboard and My First Castle from Romance but all of OFAF (except Synthesize and Cows To The East) plus pretty much all of the stuff off the earlier singles / EPs. Obstacles, Dun Dun Dun, Arm Watches Fingers, Death Of A Digital Alarm Clock, Feed Me A Box Of Words... basically the whole fucking lot.

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ripscarspitstar

    what is/was it?

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • RiotSugar

    Farewell setlist is INSANE. Gutted i didn't get NYE tickets as well now :(

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Lazteuq

    Here's a download link for a FLAC file (converted from lossless WMA) and mp3 file for those that missed out on "This is it" when Soundcloud reached its limit

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • thisisthebeard

    goodbye guys thanks for the music

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
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    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Cosmonaut_

    Yeah, it was obviously going to happen. Discovering them back when they released Feed Me a Box of Words did me a world of good when it came to my music taste. It's a shame Romance didn't live up to their previous work in anyway, but it will never take anything away from how much I love their earlier work.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • davygrohl

    you'll be missed :(

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Lazteuq

    Tubelord are officially disbanding according to their label Pink Mist. They're doing one final show Tubelord were one of the first math rock/indie rock bands I discovered 4 years ago. Not only were they a fantastic band, they also opened a doorway for me to discover countless other bands whose sounds I'd never been exposed to before. Without their influence, I doubt I'd have developed the music taste I have today. I'll certainly miss them... Thank you for everything Tubelord.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
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