Tribes formed in 2009 in Camden by Johnny Lloyd, along with Jim Cratchley (bass), Miguel Demelo (drums) and Dan White (guitar). They have built a following by shunning the internet and social networking sites such as Facebook, instead preferring to build their fame by word of mouth. Their EP 'We Were Children' was recently chosen as DJ Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record in the World' and they also have gained support from fellow DJ Huw Stephens, after recording a Maida Vale session at the start of 2011.
Their fantastic debut single 'Sappho' - released at the end of August - happily harks back to some of the better memories from the 90's; and the video is something Freddie Mercury in his 'I Want To Break Free' days would be proud of. Tribes next single will be 'When My Day Comes' and is released on October 24th 2011.
We caught up with Johnny at Leeds festival for a quick chat about the new album and their plans for the near future.
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