Animal Music

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Animal Music - House Drum ’n’ Bass Live Act in Cambridge

Animal Music Short Info

Citing Netsky, Wilkinson and Chase & Status as inspirations, Animal Music are a London/Cambridge four piece drum and bass outfit, destined for greatness.

Already heard on Radio 1, 6Music and XFM, the band recently played to a sold out Brixton Academy as part of the Jägermeister 2014 tour. Shortly after they were given their own two-hour show by Radio 1 Dance. Signed to the fast expanding Manchester based MUK Records, and with a Sony-ATV publishing deal.

Animal Music (“Music for humans, who are really just animals, music that hopefully has a primal reach inside it.”) were formed after singer Pete Pocket met electronics whizz Penny For The DJ at a warehouse party. Going on to work together at pirate radio, they were quickly doing club tours of Europe as a DJ/MC operation, sliding their own tunes into their DJ sets. Realizing a band was the way forward for them, Animal Music came to life after Pete and Penny hooked up with vocalist Tom Sutcliffe, and drummer Andy McKenzie.

“I officially joined the band on New Year’s Eve 2014 but we had been writing together in part for a few years before that,” explains Tom. “I first met Penny when I was busking in Cambridge and he was doing flyer work.” The guys found that they had a lot in common from the off. “It was mainly the fact that we wanted to inject real songs into the dance music scene, a genre that we love,” says Pete. “We all bonded over our mutual love for real party music and heavy bass-lines,” says Tom. With drum & bass influences including Andy C, Roni Size, Nu:Tone, High Contrast, Loadstar, Brookes Brothers, Aphrodite, Congo Natty and Venetian Snares. Pete says, “Our music is not influenced by rock directly, but there are songwriters we love and are inspired by - Bon Iver, Shane MacGowan, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and all of the real lyrical greats. Anyone who has been able to weave a story through music is interesting to us, as that is exactly what we’re trying to do. Songwriting within dance music, essentially.”

With Underworld and Baxter Dury already out as fans, Animal Music are about beats, riffs and songs with a message. Their debut album is planned for release later this year, and a summer of festival appearances and live dates are due to be announced soon. “We’ve been forging our sound in the studio and playing shows endlessly for the last two years without putting anything out.” says Pete. “It’s like we’ve stolen a plane and been flying on fumes. Now we need to fill the tank. Obviously it will be incredible to go and play the four corners of the planet, taking the music to everyone so they can see and hear it for themselves.”

Citing Netsky, Wilkinson and Chase & Status as inspirations, Animal Music are a London/Cambridge four piece drum and bass outfit, destined for greatness.

Already heard on Radio 1, 6Music and XFM, the band recently played to a sold out Brixton Academy as part of the Jägermeister 2014 tour. Shortly after they were given their own two-hour show by Radio 1 Dance. Signed to the fast expanding Manchester based MUK Records, and with a Sony-ATV publishing deal.

Animal Music (“Music for humans, who are really just animals, music that hopefully has a primal reach inside it.”) were formed after singer Pete Pocket met electronics whizz Penny For T...

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Past Gigs Animal Music

  • 04 | 2015 London XFM Remix Live Birthday Party
  • 04 | 2015 London The Illusion Ball
  • 12 | 2014 Leeds Jagermeister Music Tour 2014
  • 12 | 2014 Leicester Jagermeister Music Tour 2014
  • 12 | 2014 London Jagermeister Music Tour 2014
  • 10 | 2014 Manchester MUK Records 2nd Birthday Party
  • 09 | 2014 Belgium Crammerock
  • 08 | 2014 Poland Woodstock Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Dorset Camp Bestival
  • 07 | 2014 Hampshire Blissfields
  • 06 | 2014 Cambridge Jesus College
  • 06 | 2014 Croatia INMusic Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Dalston Youth London Party
  • 05 | 2014 London Best in Brixton Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Cambridge White Noise
  • 03 | 2014 Cambridge White Noise
  • 03 | 2014 London Pulse
  • 03 | 2014 Islington The Garage
  • 12 | 2013 Cambridge White Noise
  • 12 | 2013 Brixton White Noise
  • 12 | 2013 Middlesex Middlesex Uni
  • 11 | 2013 Cambridge White Noise
  • 11 | 2013 Brixton White Noise
  • 11 | 2013 Skegness Butlins Big Weekender
  • 10 | 2013 Cambridge White Noise
  • 09 | 2013 London Old Blue Last
  • 08 | 2013 Northampton Santa Pod Raceway Ultimate Street Car
  • 08 | 2013 Portugal Portugal Festival
  • 08 | 2013 Belgium Pukkelpop
  • 08 | 2013 Cambridge Reality Checkpoint
  • 07 | 2013 Belgium Zwarte Cross Festival
  • 07 | 2013 Hampshire Blissfields
  • 07 | 2013 Abbots Ripton Secret Garden Party
  • 07 | 2013 Belgium Warrior Bros Release Party
  • 06 | 2013 Luxembourg Rock-A-Field
  • 05 | 2013 Belgium The Goose Fest
  • 05 | 2013 France Toulouse
  • 05 | 2013 Cambridge White Noise
  • 04 | 2013 London Nambucca
  • 03 | 2013 Switzerland Festival Artiphys
  • 03 | 2013 Cambridge White Noise
  • 02 | 2013 London Young Hearts Club at Notting Hill Arts Club
  • 01 | 2013 Belgium WN NYE Party + MISTAJAM

Discography Animal Music

  • 2015 I've Got You Single | MUK Records
  • 2015 Mr Brightside Single | MUK Records
  • 2015 We Stay Vacant Single | MUK Records

Media

  • Video Animal Music - We Stay Vaca...
  • Sound Mr. Brightside

Origin

  • Cambridge GB

Founded

  • 2013

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