Produced on both sides of the Atlantic and with a palette of sounds almost as wide; The Earlies debut album These Were The Earlies brings together their first self released singles and subsequent EP’s. Originally released in 2004 on Names/679 Recordings in the UK to great fanfare, Secretly Canadian is proud to present this gem to the long-deprived people of North America.
Residing in Northern England and Western Texas The Earlies are united by a shared love of The Band, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and The Beatles. All get a gracious nod on The Earlies debut album together with a unique mix of obscure psychedelic, progressive, leftfield and country influences.
The Earlies are Giles Hatton (Manchester), Christian Madden (Burnley) for the English half, and John Mark Lapham (Abilene) and Brandon Carr (Dallas) for the Texan other half. Secretly Canadian will release These Were The Earlies on October 25, 2005
“A psychedelic, electro mind meld that warrants their own special inclusion on the mental health register. Fuck me they’re good.” – “Insane pop genius. Scintillating.” NME 10/10
“A work of baroque detail as if journeying awestruck through some imaginary wild west.” – Q
“The best debut album of 2004.” – Uncut