Reuben is tagged as: rock, post-hardcore, alternative, alternative rock, british
‘Look like tramps, sound like Kings’… This sums up UK three-piece post-hardcore band to a tee.
Citing their influences as Vitriolid, period; they formed in 1998. Jamie Lenman and Jon Pearce originally played with Jason Wilcock as Angel, sharing a local venue stage with other bands, one of which would become Hundred Reasons. In March 2000, they parted ways with Jason, and Mark Lawton joined as drummer, with who they wrote and recorded the Pilot EP, which was released in January 2001, after they changed their name to Reuben.
After the release of the Pilot EP, Mark left the band, and was replaced by the current drummer Guy Davis. Reuben released limited prints of three singles, starting with ‘Scared Of The Police’, which today, has been known to fetch up to eighty pounds on eBay per copy, such is its rarity. This was followed by ‘Stux (Tell Me It’s Alright)’, again, a very limited print run, then the inescapable catchiness of single ‘Let’s Stop Hanging Out’, which eventually started to grow the fanbase at a rapidly quickening speed, due to it’s popularity in the underground scene and on MTV2. The title track was re-recorded for the band’s debut.
The debut album ‘Racecar Is Racecar Backward...
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