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Insect Guide

Band page created in 2006.

 

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Biography

Formed in Leeds in 2005 by Su Sutton (vocals) and Stan Howells (guitar), Insect Guide released debut album 6ft in Love in November 2007 to widespread acclaim. The album was followed in January 2008 by a limited EP of remixes by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3/Spectrum).

2008 saw the band gigging heavily from New York to Norway and supporting the likes of Ulrich Schnauss, Maps and Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Meanwhile, their cover of Dinosaur Jr's 'Freakscene', originally given away free at gigs, found its way on to Radio 6's Steve Lamacq show and into the pages of the NME.
In late 2008, Insect Guide recruited drummer Chris Cooper (Pale Saints), initially for a series of live shows (including support slots with Asobi Seksu and Spectrum) leading to the band returning to the recording studio in 2009/10.
Dark Days & Nights, the band's 2nd album, was released by Squirrel Records on 4th October alongside a documentary of the same name. With a Marc Riley sesion under their belts and The Guardian describing the album's first single as "One of the best singles I've heard this year... Dark Days & Nights is the sound of barbed wire delivered with roses", Insect Guide will continue touring throughout 2010.

 

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Various Artists

Rock 'n Roll Circus: A Collection of Calamity Vol 2

 

Insect Guide

Dark Days And Nights

 
 

Gig Reviews

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Insect Guide

Live @ The Library on Friday, 30th March 2007

 

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Live @ Mixing Tin on Monday, 9th October 2006

 

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Live @ Fenton on Thursday, 8th June 2006

 
 

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Gig History

Insect Guide has played 37 gigs in Leeds • Add a gig

  • 2011-09-24 @ Empire
  • 2011-08-19 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2011-06-13 @ Cardigan Arms
  • 2011-06-11 @ Baby Jupiter
  • 2011-05-06 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2011-04-30 @ Faversham
  • 2011-03-12 @ The Common Place
  • 2011-01-22 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2010-12-09 @ Milo
  • 2010-11-12 @ The George
  • 2010-10-12 @ Oporto
  • 2010-10-09 @ Rock and Roll Circus
  • 2010-10-06 @ Cockpit
  • 2010-09-07 @ Oporto
  • 2010-08-27 @ Milo
  • 2010-07-25 @ The Northern Monkey
  • 2010-06-08 @ Oporto
  • 2010-04-17 @ The Library
  • 2009-05-09 @ The Well
  • 2009-02-14 @ The Library
  • 2008-04-25 @ The Library
  • 2008-04-23 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2008-03-13 @ Fenton
  • 2008-02-09 @ The Library
  • 2007-12-29 @ The Library
  • 2007-10-27 @ The Library
  • 2007-07-06 @ HiFi Club
  • 2007-05-16 @ Mixing Tin
  • 2007-03-30 @ The Library
  • 2007-03-15 @ Cardigan Arms
  • 2007-02-09 @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 2006-12-15 @ Cardigan Arms
  • 2006-11-03 @ HiFi Club
  • 2006-10-09 @ Mixing Tin
  • 2006-09-26 @ Mixing Tin
  • 2006-07-22 @ Packhorse
  • 2006-06-08 @ Fenton