We are Bandicoot

Simon Briley, Antony Grant, Harvey Nowers, Lewis Osmant, Matt Chesson


Kent, England, UK


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MusicGlue_LOGO_TRANSPARENTLet me introduce to you We are Bandicoot, a 4 piece ALT band from Kent. We are Bandicoot ended 2016 with the release of their debut Album, Temper, picking up numerous plays across the globe, most notably BBC 6 Music, Radio Caribou and XFM. The 5 piece then ventured on a 6 week tour of Cambodia from which they have just returned, refreshed and ready to make an impact on the Great British Festival season.

Last Year saw them play on great stages such as Boomtown, BoardMasters, Leefest, El Dorado and many more. All the time honing in on what it takes to be a fantastic festival band.

In 2017 We are Bandicoot aim to play more festivals coinciding with tours through Europe, Australia and eventually a return to Cambodia. Continue reading →

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We are Bandicoot ended 2016 with the release of their debut album, Temper. After picking up numerous plays on international stations such as radio Caribou, XFM and BBC 6Music, We are Bandicoot headed out on a 6 week tour of Cambodia. Now home and refreshed We are Bandicoot are gearing up for a busy summer festival season that will see them return to stages such as Boardmasters, Secret Garden Party, Leefest, ElDorado and many many more. All this amidst plans of a European tour in April and an Aussie Tour in September. This year will see We are Bandicoot release new tracks and live videos. Keep your eyes peeled. Continue reading →

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Tunbridge Wells: Kent band We Are Bandicoot release their debut album, Temper, at the Sussex Arms in The Pantiles

It sounds like a scene from Withnail and I, but Kent five-piece We Are Bandicoot really did shut themselves away together in a secluded farmhouse to make their debut album.

The group, who formed in January 2013 and are fronted by Simon Briley, enjoyed a self-enforced exile, complete with no phone signal, for their months of music making.

However, they did take time out for a few gigs including playing at Earl’s for the Maidstone Fringe Festival and at LeeFest. Apart from that it’s all been a about the new album, Temper. Continue reading →

Premiere: We Are Bandicoot – L.A.X

New to the indie scene, hailing from Kent, We Are Bandicoot are sharing their new single ‘L.A.X’ exclusively on IndieCentralMusic.

‘L.A.X’ is to be the first single since the release of their debut album Temper in November 2016 experimenting with fuzzy guitars showing off what the guys can really do. Destined to fill your head and make you move, ‘L.A.X’ kicks you in the gut at the get go with their strong guitar beat to get you in the dancing mood.

We Are Bandicoot have taken a different approach with their new single compared their debut album, the conscious decision made by the band after their tour to Cambodia where the ethos was “all killer no filler”. Since returning to the UK the boys have formed a live set ready explode.

Moving away from their previous funkier, almost tropical style beats of their debut album, ‘L.A.X’ was written about Simon Briley’s (vocals) experience in LA February 2016. Simon was lucky enough to be flown out by best friend and actor, Dominic Sherwood (Shadow Hunters, Vampire Academy) to celebrate Dominic’s birthday. In LA for just three short days and with an aim to experience as much as possible, Simon created moments and memories that will last forever. Continue reading →


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