Sunday, June 02, 2013

Victor: Well Leicester

This clear-eyed hymn to life in Britain's 10th city has been a local internet sensation this week.

The Leicester Mercury explains that it was written by Mike Willis five years ago and recorded by his band Victor:
“We were a melting pot of styles and influenced by the great British pop traditions of The Kinks, Madness, New Order and James,” said Mike. 
“But we were a bit rubbish really. We were extraordinarily unambitious but we did have some great nights, playing the Charlotte and other venues – I remember a particularly cracking night at the old Pump and Tap pub in Braunstone Gate in 1996.” 
While never actually splitting up, long periods of inactivity from the 2000s to today – occasionally punctuated by wedding gigs for friends and a Mod covers set – saw the band grow apart.

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