Infadels

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Infadels
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Infadels in Brest, France, 2006
Background information
Origin Hackney, London, UK
Genres Indie rock
Electronic
Electroclash
Years active2003 - 2012
Labels Wall of Sound (UK)
Website Official Website (Now a fan site)
MembersBnann (Danny) Watts
Matt Gooderson
Wag Marshall-Page
Richie Vernon
Alex Bruford

Infadels were a London-based indie-electro band [1] signed to the Wall of Sound record label. Infadels were founded in 2003 by Alex Bruford (drums), Matt Gooderson (guitar, programming) and Bnann Watts(vocals), who were joined shortly afterwards by Dead at Thirty founder Richie Vernon (live keys) and Wag Marshall-Page (Bass). [1]

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Their debut album, We Are Not the Infadels , was produced by Jagz Kooner and released in January 2006. [1] A second album, the Martin "Youth" Glover produced Universe In Reverse , was released in June 2008. Their third album, The Future of the Gravity Boy, was released digitally on 19 March, and physically on 9 June 2012.

<i>We Are Not The Infadels</i> 2006 studio album by Infadels

We Are Not the Infadels is an album by Infadels, released in 2006.

Jagz Kooner is an English producer who has worked with Radio 4, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream for whom he co-produced their cover version of the song 'Some Velvet Morning' sung this time by the model Kate Moss, Garbage and Infadels. He has created remixes for Massive Attack "Butterfly Caught" with additional vocals from the English electronic music vocalist Tara McDonald. His remix "My Beautiful Friend" from The Charlatans was so groundbreaking that it inspired Eddy Temple-Morris, a DJ at the XFM radio station to form a show dedicated to remixes. Kooner also worked with Rammstein, Siobhan Fahey, Ladytron, Adam Freeland, dEUS, Kasabian and more recently Reverend and the Makers. His remix of 'Swastika Eyes', for Primal Scream appears as one of two remixes of the track on the Xtrmntr album. He has also remixed two songs from the Oasis album, Dig Out Your Soul. On the bonus CD available only as part of the Deluxe Edition, Jagz Kooner has remixed first single 'The Shock Of The Lightning', as well as, the album track 'The Turning'. He has also been keenly involved in the UK mash-up scene.

History

The band released two singles, "Leave Your Body" and "Can't Get Enough"/"Murder That Sound", on their own record label, Dead at Thirty. The band sent a copy of "Leave Your Body" to John Peel who played it on his Radio 1 show, while "Can't Get Enough" which reached No. 43 on the UK charts. [2] [3] They won awards for "Best Live Act" and "Best Dance Band" at the 2004 Diesel-U-Music Awards. [2] One of the judges was Wall of Sound boss Mark Jones, who immediately offered the band a deal. [2] "Can't Get Enough" was later remixed by Wall of Sound producer John Gosling and released on the FIFA 07 album.

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In January 2005, the Infadels headed into the studio with producer Jagz Kooner to record their debut album, We Are Not the Infadels . The band supported the release with an almost constant touring schedule with over 150 shows in 20 countries in 2006 alone. This included two UK tours, three European tours, two Australian tours, a number of shows in the USA & China and 35 festival dates.

The band's second album, Universe In Reverse , was released in June 2008 and written largely by Watts and Gooderson, and produced by Martin "Youth" Glover (Verve, Guns ’n’ Roses, Depeche Mode). "Play Blind", the first single from the second album, was given away for free as a limited-time download in February 2008. Next single "Make Mistakes", was released in April, and "Free Things For Poor People" was released in June 2008, reaching No. 1 on the UK Indie Singles Charts and No. 52 on the UK Singles Chart. [3] On Monday 19 August they were voted best band at the 2008 Lowlands festival by the Dutch public ahead of Editors and N.E.R.D.

In November 2009 a new track, "Ghosts" was aired on Radio 1 by Alex Metric and backed up rumours of a return to the dance inspired sound of their debut album We Are Not the Infadels. Following this, Metric offered to produce their next record. In January 2010, the band confirmed that Metric would indeed be on production duties for their new album. Also produced by Matt Gooderson, The Future of the Gravity Boy was finally released in 2012. The band released a video for "From Out of the Black Sky" in July 2012. This would be the last video the band would make, as in September 2012 the band announced via Twitter that they had disbanded. [4]

The Future of the Gravity Boy is the third album by London-based rock band Infadels. It was released digitally on March 19, 2012, and physically on June 9, 2012. The album is produced by DJ and electro artist Alex Metric and Matt Gooderson.

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After a long period of silence, the band announced that We Are Not the Infadels would be reissued digitally on 18 November 2016 to celebrate 10 years since its initial release. [5]

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