The Shortwave Set

FROM DEPTFORD TO HOLLYWOOD AND BACK...

From their 'swap' shop HQ in Deptford, The Shortwave Set have always plotted a somewhat esoteric path. Their first album, "The Debt Collection" was hailed, by none other than the band themselves, as a "Victorian Funk" masterwork; a claim made somewhat easier to uphold by the fact that no one could recall any other records in said genre. The album, assembled using 50p charity shop vinyl and broken instruments was allegedly financed by a two grand overdraft and the Dover-Calais tobacco run and was promoted via their Soho club night "The Pawn Shop", where the band would offer to swap their record collections for anything brought in by punters; milk jugs or golf clubs for example.

Despite, or possibly because of, the above "The Debt Collection" gained it's fair share of celebrity champions, and so it was, through the pages of NME that the band became aware of the appreciation of Danger Mouse, and following introductions at a Gnarls Barkley show in London (where they had blagged the support slot), they were invited to LA to make their second album. It took them a while to get together the plane fares but once there they didn't look back. They door-stepped legendary Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks and managed to acquire a 24 piece orchestra for the album, and tracked down John Cale of The Velvet Underground who also appears on two songs.

Since signing with Wall Of Sound in 2008 the band have released acclaimed single 'No Social' and more recently their much anticipated Danger Mouse produced album 'Replica Sun Machine'.

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Glitches 'N' Bugs   Release Date: 2008-11-10
Glitches 'N' Bugs
Now Til '69   Release Date: 2008-08-04
Now Til '69
Replica Sun Machine   Release Date: 2008-05-12
Replica Sun Machine
No Social   Release Date: 2008-04-21
No Social

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