Late Of The Pier, all just into their twenties and comprising Sam Eastgate (vocals, guitar), Ross Dawson (drums,
percussion), Andrew Faley (bass) and Sam Potter (synths, sampler), formed somewhere in the mists of 2005, inspired
by underage trips to Nottingham’s Liars Club where all four band members would often be found on the dancefloor, It was
here that they witnessed early performances form the likes of Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Cut Copy, Art Brut and The
Scissor Sisters while absorbing the wide spectrum of sounds provided by DJs such as Erol Alkan and DJ Hell.
The band had always loved the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Magazine but it was the Liars Club that taught Late
Of The Pier to dance. And it’s in this place, where the past meets the future and analogue meets digital that Late Of The
Pier found their sound.
Over the next twelve months however, it was another club – this time some 120 miles down the M1 – that Late Of The Pier
really began to make a name for themselves. They made their debut appearance at West London’s all ages Way Out West
night – since dubbed “the UK’s most exciting new club night” by NME – in March 2006, and an instant rapport was
struck up between the band, the promoter and the punters. Following a series of riotous gigs in the capital, Late Of The
Pier prepared to release their debut single on Way Out West Records.