The Wednesday Club doesn’t exist in a band vacuum, oh no. We have lots and lots of bands we love in our local area and some of these we’ve been in. Or been in a band with someone who’s in that band. Or been in band with someone who’s been in a band with someone who’s been in that band…With this in mind, and to stave off my upcoming breakdown, I’ve made a map of all these (which is nowhere near al- inclusive…). Enjoy!
The Acutes – two piece Davecore band
All My Friends Are Dead – Now defunct post rock band
Anderson Congress – Now defunct psychogaze band
Bear Driver – melodic dream pop
Biscuit Head and The Biscuit Badgers – many instrumented funny band
The Blanche Hudson Weekend – a more restrained Manhattans
Boy Racer – indiepop band from der 90s
Broken Chairs – on hiatus spazzcore band
Crayon – Now defunct up tempo 3 piece Glaciers
The Contortionist – rigid beautiful indiepop – see also Japanese Sleepers
Downdime – Leeds’ premier indiepop band
Folk Theatre Partisans – Now defunct folk supergroup formed of David Broad, Fran Rodgers, Mike Rossiter and Ben Weatherhill
Fonda 500 – Hull indie electro legends
Glaciers – yearning downtempocore ish
The Half Hour Skiffle Hour – On hiatus skiffle
Hawk Eyes – Capital M metal band, formerly Chicken Hawk, fairly successful
HOTMIM (Heroes of The Mexican Independence Movement) – 3 piece indiepop with a side line in hilarious banter
Hookworms – noisy melodic stuff
Ian Williams – broken/delicate alt country
Leo Trout – Mine and Adam’s first band, sloppy indiepop
Manhattan Love Suicides – Now defunct Jesus and Mary Chain influenced indiepop, fairly successful
The Medusa Snare – Millercore
Nir Death Experience – Lemonheadsy wonderfulness
Nir (Vana) – folk/electro rap project
Olfar – mid rocking alt country
Pulled Apart By Horses – Capital R rock band, fairly successful
The Rocky Nest – Now defunct brass heavy Indietracks fave
Samsa – Now defunct rock 3 piece
Sky Larkin – noisy guitar three piece, fairly successful
The Stay At Homes – 2 piece blues-pop
The Seven Inches – Leeds legends, once and future kings
T.O.Y.S – 3 piece power kraut
Ten – Avante-laptop post rock
Vest For Tysso – On hiatus indie folk
Wallaby Willington – now defunct avante-folk band
The Wednesday Club – pretentious talent wasters
Wonderswan – awesome lofi slackpop
John, Dec 11
These two guitars, the white one, “Whitey”, and the blue one, “Bluey”* were main stays of the Wednesday
Club experience for most of our life span. Both appearing at such auspicious venues as The Cardigan Arms! The Fenton! The Packhorse! The Brudenell Social Club! Oporto! and many others as well as featuring on Soap and Katapult.
They were terrible, terrible guitars.
Anyway, when we realised that no one who was sane would ever buy them we donated them to Pulled Apart By Horses (whose bassist Rob Lee once sat in on drums for The ‘Club). They then smashed them up in this video.
Fun Fact 1: Whitey was very hard to smash apparently – causing great damage to their drum kit and thus hardly appearing in the video.
Fun Fact 2: Whitey used to be played in a band containing Sam Carter, winner of Best Newcomer at the British Folk Awards 2010.
*We had a lot of fun naming guitars. There was also the little blue guitar, “Lil’ Bluey”, a red guitar, “reddy”, three black guitars, all called “Blacky”, and “Sunburst”. Sunburst didn’t work out too well.
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