Fourteenhours were formed when Dan Perris (vocals and guitar), Paul Bellamy (drums) and Brian Clark (bass), settled in Edinburgh in 2003, after all studying in Dundee. With shared influences of the likes of R.E.M, The Smiths, Joy Division and The Stone Roses, they knew they needed a guitar-spark and were linked up with Tommy Thornton.
Since then they have played regular gigs around Scotland, being compared in sound to the Kings of Leon and The Jam, and have recently supported Rod Jones (Idlewild) and Martin Stephenson (Martin Stephenson and the Daintees).
In 2008, the band recorded their demo album at Red Barn Studios near Dundee; a collection of songs covering nautical endeavors to lost loves. The demo album was launched to a capacity crowd at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh in May 2008, and was reported to be one of the venue’s busiest night’s for an unsigned band.
The band are now recording a new batch of songs, with a more varied mixture of musical styles from the first album, and hope to have these finished in early 2011.
It was during the recording of their new material, over a weekend in June 2010, that the band recorded their stripped down, speeded up version of doves debut single “Here It Comes, and includes cameo vocals from their drummer Paul Bellamy during the choruses.
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