The Pigeon Detectives - 'We Met At Sea'

The Pigeon Detectives - 'We Met At Sea'

Originality has never been West Yorkshire's The Pigeon Detectives' 'thing'. They are a band who've stuck to the indie formula first concocted on their 2007 debut 'Wait For Me' (a record that, lest we forget, went to Number Three in the charts),...

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Album Review: The Pigeon Detectives - Up, Guards And At'Em! (Dance To The Radio)

The Pigeon Detectives - Up, Guards And At'Em!...

The Pigeon Detectives are one of Britain’s most fashionable bands. Faris Badwan will listen to little else. Kode 9 has dropped them mid-set. But they’ve ballsed it up by putting that synth intro on the start of the first track here. Those...

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The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

Leeds’ ugliest have found themselves cursed as a byword for lumpen ladrock. OK, so they look like The Bash Street Kids in leather jackets, but they have displayed something of a knack for crafting guilty Britpop pleasures. However, ‘Everybody...

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The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

Ah… remember 2007? The dying days of Blairism, that soggy summer, yet more footballing disaster for the home nations? The year The Pigeon Detectives played every festival known to man, released four singles and managed to score a chart-hugging...

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The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

Has anyone been to a Pigeon Detectives gig before?” asks Matt Bowman during a break in proceedings while an errant guitar lead is replaced. The vociferous reply is in the affirmative. “Well, you’ll know we’re not the most professional of...

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The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

Putting their casual sexism and shit hair to one side for a moment, you’ve got to admire The Pigeon Detectives’ work ethic. Not a five-year coke haze between albums for this lot; a year on from their debut and it’s back to the indie coalface...

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The Pigeon Detectives, Black Kids and The Rascals

The Pigeon Detectives, Black Kids and The Rascals

So we’re but two days in to the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows and nights are already blending into days, it feels like we’ve spent our whole lives queuing at the Astoria’s Keith Moon Bar and suddenly we know the menu at the Dionysus kebab...

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The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

Combining Kaisers’ knack for a chorus with Towers’ wardrobe was always going to be risky, but these Leeds urch-rockers have pulled it off. They mix the opening riff of ‘Anarchy In The UK’ to the sentiments of ‘Same Jeans’, scuzz it up...

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The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives

Very much a song with no time for extended pleasantries, this one. No "how's your father. Shocking weather we're having, and yeah, isn't that Johnny Borrell a bit of knob?". No, "Take Her Back" is straight to the point. Name? Age? Up for it?...

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The Pigeon Detectives: Town Hall, Leeds, Saturday May 26

The Pigeon Detectives: Town Hall, Leeds,...

So you’re playing the biggest, grandest venue in your hometown on Saturday night, one normally reserved for graduation ceremonies, and it’s jam-packed with 2,000 of the faithful followers who’ve helped catapult your new single to within...

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