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December 11th, 2006

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FOUND are Ziggy Campbell, Tommy Perman, Kev Sim, Alan Stockdale and Gavin Sutherland. Ziggy, Kev and Tommy met while studying art in the cold granite city of Aberdeen. Since 2001 they have collaborated on various audio and visual art projects. Though they are occasionally drawn back to the gallery environment, the start of 2005 signalled a new beginning as they enlisted the musical abilities of Gavin Sutherland and decided it was high time they formed a pop band.Recently Mr Alan Stockdale has joined in on the fun and is playing live drums and percussion.

Over the past 12 months the band have enjoyed a rapid rise to success. They have played gigs across the UK, recorded exclusive radio sessions for BBC Radio Scotland, Radio Magnetic and The Selector and made a debut TV appearance on BBC Scotland’s ‘The Music Show’. MTV Europe have just snapped up the video for ‘Mullokian’ ( a collaboration with young Edinburgh animator Joe Richardson) and they have just recorded a live session for a major US radio station in the legendary ‘Beatles Studio’ at Abbey Road.

Their much celebrated performances have drawn comparisons to The Beta Band, Tortoise and Tom Waits. From the outset it was considered a necessity that the music being produced by the quartet could translate effectively to a live audience. This desire, coupled with the band’s suspicion of, and general feeling of boredom towards, the “laptop set”, pushed them to create an ever evolving live show which combines new technology with their extensive collection of acoustic instruments.

While FOUND are always keen to experiment and push themselves in new directions, their music has a strong grounding in melody and structure. It’s not often the terms accessible and forward-thinking sit happily together but in the world of FOUND they are the definition of what Pop music should be.

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