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“Achilles are a unique and inspiring band and I feel very honoured to have been able to work with them.” Tom Monger (Florence and the Machine)

“Lovely melodies, tight arrangements and groovy as hell. More bands like Achilles please.” Sneaky (Fingathing)

“This is the band who opened the main stage at Camp Bestival and they were very good indeed” Huw Stephens (Radio 1)

Achilles Sound are from Shaftesbury in deepest darkest Dorset. Probably best known for their rhythm fueled and multi-instrumental post rock. As a seven piece, primarily instrumental band, Achilles have been hailed for their epic and engrossing live performances. They won the Dorset Unsigned Awards 2009, which garnered national airplay and support from Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens as well as Radio 6s Tom Robinson.

Their 2009 main stage set at Camp Bestival caught the eye of Florence and the Machine’s harpist Tom Monger, which led to a collaborative EP also featuring Alyusha Chagrin of The Boxettes and Shlomo’s Vocal Orchestra. 2010 saw them fill a headlining slot at the Saturday night of Endorse It in Dorset Festival. As well as a string of other festivals, including Larmer Tree and the Croissant Neuf Summer Party. In 2011 Achilles released a string of singles on ‘A Future Without’ featuring the fourteen piece samba band Magic Drum Orchestra with remixes from Vekta and Memotone. They were also thrilled to be invited to play at the O2 Academy in Bristol for its 10th birthday celebrations, they dragged along the fabulously noisy Magic Drum Orchestra to join the festivities… check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYf26P5mUS8&feature=related

They are currently keeping warm by writing and recording new music with the aim of releasing an exciting EP later on this year, as well as looking forward to a busy summer of playing (and perhaps partying) at festivals!

Management: SGO Music - Stuart Ongley stuart@sgomusic.com

Edited by joshjukes on 2 Mar 2012, 08:17

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