This is an archive of the band profile for Insect Guide.
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..