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Once described in the NME as "The bastard offspring of Nick Cave and PJ Harvey taken at birth and raised by Mark E Smith, schooled by Primus and sharing a flat with Tom Waits," The Legendary Graeme Mearns Band was formed in summer of 2005 by the legendary Graeme Mearns, gutter-poet, axeman par excellence and three-times winner of Scotland's prestigious 'Best Dressed Hobo' contest.
The initial intention was to promote the Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter's latest solo album, Real Life Cinderella, but the new combo quickly took on a life of its own with an explosive new sound, an exhilarating mix of jagged guitars, swirling feedback, hard drums and lounge jazz. As Graeme himself put it: "It was like Django Reinhardt getting drunk with the Stooges."
Their debut album, Some Kind of Bliss, was launched at Edinburgh's Queen's Hall in November 2007. Since then, the band members have worked on a variety of individual projects in film and sound production, whilst reconvening for studio work and special events. A second album, Into the Hollows, was released online in April 2012 and the band are currently working on a third LP and scheduling appearances in their native Scotland for the near future.