Upcdowncleftcrightcabc+start are an instrumental post-rock band from Kent, UK who have been going since early 2000.
They signed to Indie label Tap n Tin records in late 2004 and on February 14th 2005, released their first double AA 7” single "Stand shadowless like silence/Sadako’s fury". This was proceeded by a live Xfm session with John Kennedy on May 5th and their second single “Shallows” (available on 10” vinyl only) on August 1st, 2005.
Their debut album And the battle is won was released on October 24th, 2005 to rave reviews by the music press.
In 2006 the band recorded their first Radio One live session at Maida Vale studios which was broadcast on the Huw Stephens show on March 7th. The band spent most of 2006 and 2007 recording/writing/mixing their second album Embers and also had their first U.K tour promoting And the battle is won.
Embers was released in October 2008.
Since completing the album, 5 have become 4, as Martin decided to work on other projects.
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