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Susie Preston by The Lieutenant's Mistress
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Posted: 12 August 09
Based in Brighton, the 4 piece's sound draws influence from traditional indie music. Taking cues from groups like The Smiths, The Shins, Doves, The Cribs and Modest Mouse but adding elements of folk, rock and even krautrock, The Lieutenant's Mistress have become as well known for the quality of their songs as for their lively stage performances.
The group, formed in early 2007 by Andrew Motley, Matt Geary and Louis May, met at secondary school and have remained close friends ever since. The final member Simon "Box" Hudson, is the perfect compliment to the group in terms of personality and versatility. Razor sharp timings, harmony vocals and the use of the trumpet to enhance the traditional vocal, guitar, bass and drums arrangement adds a dimension that separates them from ordinary indie bands.
Since forming, the band have released a self-titled EP through i-Tunes, and in 2009 they released their WIRED EP through Horus Music as a free download. They have received BBC Radio airplay and been interviewed on Juice 107. Live they have toured the North and South on England through self funded and organised tours; played festivals in Brighton, Birmingham and the Sussex Countryside; played at BBC Introducing shows in Brighton and Reading and supported the likes of Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Gravenhurst The Foxes and Thao with the Get Down, Stay Down.