The Contravenes

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The Contravenes Short Info

The Contravenes are a four piece Indie Rock band from Leeds. The band consists of:

- Denny Parker - Songwriter/Vocalist/Guitarist
- Simon Shillito - Drums
- Shaun Swallow - Lead Guitar/Songwriter
- Craig Swallow - Bass

With gnarly, fast paced, garage rock and early 00's indie inspiration combined with their own devloped sound consisting of catchy riffs, evocative/well penned lyrics and melody, as well as being four best mates who all grew up together, The Contravenes are a band set apart from other unsigned acts currently on the scene.

“A Brilliant new act - could break through into the big time - super-cool and pure rock ‘n’ roll”
- The General Music

“Epic, Workman like Indie.”
- The Yorkshire Evening Post

Having headlined shows, in their debut year, festivals and supported signed acts such as Alan Mcgee's new outfit; Alias Kid and renowned Manchester Legends Inspiral Carpets as well as Radio Play and BBC Introducing interviews, the band has begun 2016 in style, off the back of a sucessful debut year. By releasing their first offical single "I, Of The Lost" with B side on iTunes and all major music platforms on March 5th 2016 (with frequent collaborator Alan Smyth) as well as their second official music video to the title track.

With their first EP planned to be recorded in the Early Summer, big summer gigs lined up as well as a UK/European tour in talks this band is looking to triple the success of their first year.

The Contravenes are a four piece Indie Rock band from Leeds. The band consists of:

- Denny Parker - Songwriter/Vocalist/Guitarist
- Simon Shillito - Drums
- Shaun Swallow - Lead Guitar/Songwriter
- Craig Swallow - Bass

With gnarly, fast paced, garage rock and early 00's indie inspiration combined with their own devloped sound consisting of catchy riffs, evocative/well penned lyrics and melody, as well as being four best mates who all grew up together, The Contravenes are a band set apart from other unsigned acts currently on the scene.

“A Brilliant new act - could break through into the big time - super-cool and pure rock ‘n’ roll”
- T...

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Past Gigs The Contravenes

  • 03 | 2016 Leeds The Contravenes Single Launch - The Wardrobe
  • 11 | 2015 Leeds The Wardrobe
  • 10 | 2015 Leeds Finalists for Radio Aire - The Light
  • 10 | 2015 Leeds 360 Club @ The Library
  • 09 | 2015 Red Car and Cleveland Support to Inspiral Carpets - Coatham Memorial Hall
  • 07 | 2015 Leeds Oxjam Festival Leeds
  • 07 | 2015 Manchester Oxjam Festival Manchester
  • 07 | 2015 Leeds Support to Alias Kid 360 Club @ The Library
  • 05 | 2015 Wakefield Rhubarbfest 2015
  • 05 | 2015 Leeds Live At Leeds (milo bar 12:30)
  • 04 | 2015 Leeds 360 club @ The Library
  • 04 | 2015 Blackburn The Live Lounge
  • 04 | 2015 Leeds Oporto Alldayer
  • 12 | 2014 Leeds First Gig - Band Launch - The Wardrobe

Discography The Contravenes

  • 2016 Trying to Hide Single |
  • 2016 I, Of The Lost Single |

Media

  • Video I, Of The Lost - Official M...
  • Video Trying To Hide [Lyric Video...
  • Video The Contravenes - Loaded Gun
  • Sound Headspun
  • Sound Loaded Gun
  • Sound Her

Fan Radar

462 Fans
3,619 Views
1,628 Plays
344 Follower

Origin

  • Leeds GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Denny Parker Lead Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
  • Shaun Swallow Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
  • Craig Swallow Bass Guitar
  • Simon Shillito Drums

Downloads / Press Releases