At last an all girl rock band with bite – introducing The Hedrons – who release their debut single, ‘Be My Friend’, on 31st July via Measured Records/Pinnacle. The single is taken from the band’s debut album due out in the autumn.
Formed in spring 2005 The Hedrons have collectively flown into their career at full speed. Storming in with a relentless gigging schedule capped by several sell out performances in their native Glasgow, they have established themselves as one of the city's foremost emerging rock and roll bands.
The Hedrons are Tippi (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Chi (Bass & Vocals), Rosie (Lead Guitar) and Soup (Drums).
If the music of The Hedrons were a place, it would be where you go to disrobe, have a moment of revelatory pause, and suddenly scream your guts out at the end of a long day. Co-mingling easily with the gritty wide-eyed beauty of The Slits, the strong steadiness of Joan Jett's orchestrated screams, and the revolutionary and raw hip factor of PJ Harvey, this rare outfit manages to confront all sides of your musical preferences head on.
The Hedrons' music is decidedly one part Ramones-esque brawn, one part femme fatale roar, and one part ruthless guitar-driven nerve. Or as lead guitarist Rosie humorously puts it, “If you listen to us, you wouldn't realise it was girls until Tippi starts singing – you'd think it was a bunch of big hairy guys playing.” They describe their sound as the modern love child of the Foo Fighters and Joy Division godfathered by Iggy Pop &The Stooges.
Catch the band live at the following dates:
FRI 07 Perth, The Twa Tams
SUN 09 Balado, T In The Park Festival 2006 (HEADLINE SLOT @ T-Break Stage) @ 4.10pm
SAT 15 Guildford, Guilfest 2006 (Rock Sound Cave) @ 3.20pm
Be My Friend UK Tour
SUN 16 Stoke, Sugarmill
MON 17 Leicester, Charlotte
WED 19 Hull, Lamp
THU 20 Northampton Soundhaus
FRI 21 Peterborough, Met Lounge
SAT 22 Coventry, Colosseum
MON 24 Birmingham, Bar Academy
WED 26 London, Notting Hill Arts Club (Death Disco)
THU 27 Nottingham, Rock City
FRI 28 London, The Borderline (Queen Is Dead Club)
SAT 29 Bath, Moles
SUN 30 Bristol, Fleece
TUE 01 Manchester, Night And Day
WED 02 Derby, Victoria Inn
THU 03 Liverpool, Barfly
FRI 04 Cardiff, Barfly
SAT 05 Welwyn Garden City, Green Rooms
MON 07 Newcastle, Academy 2
Be My Friend UK Tour ctd.
FRI 25 Arbroath, Viewfield
SUN 27 Aberdeen, Kef
TUE 29 Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire (T On The Fringe)
THU 31 Glasgow, King Tuts