The Early Years were born in 2004 when David Malkinson decided to do a solo gig armed with a guitar, an amp and a large number of effects pedals creating a wash of psychedelic guitar noise for 20 minutes in front of about 20 people.

From there the only way forward was to expand the line up to include two friends Roger Mackin and Phil Raines on guitar and drums respectively. Creating a noise born out of Dave's love for ambient noises and melody (Mogwai, Acid Mother's Temple, Spiritualized), Roger's hankering for 60's Garage, drones and feedback (Television, Velvet Underground, Spectrum) and Phil's dedication to the krautrock beat (Neu!, Can, Tortoise), The Early Years set off to create the kind of music which stood out against the post-Libertines sound of London at the time.

Since then, they have gone from strength to strength playing a number of successful shows across London and getting a number of plays on Huw Stephens' One music show, Steve Lamacq, and John Kennedy's XFM show. This then led to The Early Years recording sessions for Radio One and XFM.

The band will be opening for Electrelane at University of London on Wed 26th October and their debut single "All Ones and Zeros", recorded with Tim Holmes at the Contino Rooms studio, is released on Beggars Banquet in January 2006.
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