The Computers group together
From Exeter’s very own tight-knit and fertile punk scene, The Computers return in February with ‘Group Identity’, the new single from their forthcoming debut full-length album, This Is the Computers. The song, released on February 21st, sees the four piece on typically strong form, with an accompanying video recorded in drummer Aidan’s Gran’s house in a tiny rural Devon village. The single also comes backed with a cover of The Clash’s ‘Train in Vain’, as the band pay homage to one of punk’s true greats.
Fast forward to May, when The Computers will unleash their debut album, recorded in four short days in the Californian home of John ‘Speedo’ Reis, more of whom in a minute. It was recorded live, to tape. That means no overdubs. No computers were involved (irony). There were no tweaks, corrections or auto-tuning – this is the real deal, baby. Warts and all, as Lemmy would say.
2011 will see The Computers hitting the road with New York-based kindred spirits Gay for Johnny Depp, a pairing to surely put the fear into anyone who values a) their hearing and b) a sense of order and decency. They’ll not be hard to miss: look out for the matching stage-wear, tattoos and general air of a band that can hold it’s own in any sweat-drenched dive or festival stage the world over.
15th –Bristol, The Croft
16th –Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
17th - Northampton, Roadmender3
18th –Derby, The Old Bell Hotel
19th – Manchester, Roadhouse 2
20th – Leeds, Cockpit 3
21st – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
22nd – Sheffield, Corporation Small Room
23rd – Birmingham, The Flapper
24th – Exeter, The Cavern
25th – Reading, Face Bar
26th - Brighton (Matinee), Club Revenge
26th – Bournemouth ibar
27th – Margate, Westcoast Bar
28th - Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
1st – London, The Barfly
2nd – Guildford, The Boileroom