You Should've Been Here Yesterday
We live in a world of pre-packaged, spoon-fed music, which demands we dance to the toxic beat of jingling pennies in executive pockets. Subthunk was founded to lay down 'anewgroovetomoveto'*. Ignoring pigeonholes and skipping merrily between genres like a band of bipedal musical llamas, Subthunk ingest sonic influences, digest diverse styles, and spit out a satisfying synthesis of aural pleasure. The band has released two albums to critical acclaim (BPM, Urb, XLR8R, FutureMusic, Remix, Los Angeles Times) and the much anticipated third album 'You Should've Been Here Yesterday' is scheduled for release in early 2005. Subthunk's music has been heard on high profile television shows such as Six Feet Under, Las Vegas and Boston Legal leading to Ant, the band's main composer, becoming involved in scoring for films and commercials. In 2004 the band became an international project and now has members in both the U.S. and U.K. The third album 'You Should've Been Here Yesterday' was primarily written and recorded in London and contains a combination of the band's British and American musical heritage, with tracks whipped around the globe thanks to DSL (the band are currently saving up for a helicopter...) The album is the first to fully explore vocals with the introduction of vocalist/lyricist Lilo and her dulcet tones and represents the next step in Subthunk's musical journey. The band will be touring the U.K. in 2005 and are planning select dates in the U.S. The current line up of the band consists of guitarist/programmer Ant, ztarist (guitar-keyboard hybrid) Alex U'Ren, vocals Lilo, bass manipulator Cousin Suj and drummer Dave Logan. Of course the band's iBook as always shares the stage adding it's own blend of bleeps and beats. According to the band, the iBook is a great addition as it 'never gets drunk and always shows up to the gig on time'. The band spend their spare time running a state of the art ferret petting zoo in England. Subthunk is spelt with a small 's' for absoutely no reason at all. * according to the Ferret Keepers Weekly.