Comprised of singer/guitarist Johnny Lloyd, guitarist Dan White, bassist Jimmy Cratchley (the three formerly of Operahouse), and drummer Miguel Demelo, British rockers Tribes formed in Camden Town, London in 2010, steadily building a following through their engaging live performances.
They also made an impression with an early demo posted on their MySpace page, attracting the attention of indie rock icon Frank Black, who personally asked the quartet to open for a Pixies concert date that fall in London. Tribes offered its recorded debut in April 2011 with the We Were Children EP, produced by Mike Crossley (Arctic Monkeys, the Kooks), and the band continued to grow, playing a session at Radio 1's Maida Vale studios and taking the stage at summer festivals around Europe and Asia. The band's first full-length, Baby, was slated for release in January 2012, just in time for Tribes' supporting dates with Kaiser Chiefs and the Kooks. The band's sophomore outing, Wish to Scream, which was recorded a the famed Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, California, arrived the following year. ~ Chrysta Cherrie, Rovi