My First Tooth
Date and Time
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 8:00pm
Northampton’s My First Tooth began life in 2007 as a side project for singer/guitarist Ross K. Witt. Following the addition of violinist Sophie Galpin to the line-up, a 3 track EP was recorded, followed by extensive touring with the likes of Noah & The Whale, Shearwater, Chris TT and Johnny Flynn. The duo clocked up over 200 shows in the UK & Ireland before releasing the ‘My First Tooth & The Rubies’ EP in April 2009 on Alcopop Records to considerable critical acclaim.
Drummer Gareth Amwel Jones, bassist Jo Collis and guitarist/trumpeter Joel Harries were recruited and the band hit the road, playing with The Antlers, Woodpigeon and Langhorne Slim, performing at summer festivals and at In The City 09 and releasing their first single ‘Margaret Yen’ in December 2009.
Finding a gap in their relentless touring schedule, the band recorded their debut album with producer Paul Wilkinson (Duke Special), redefining themselves as a more raucous prospect than the early EPs would suggest, while losing none of the melodies and heart-tugging boy/girl harmonies that first drew them praise.
Since slimming down to a 4-piece following the departure of guitarist Harries, they have drawn comparisons with Beirut and The Arcade Fire while touring constantly. Their new single ‘Orchards’ was released in July 2010 followed by the band’s debut album ‘Territories’ in October. They have received airplay from BBC Radio 1, 4, 6, XFM and Absolute Radio, culminating in an XFM X-posure session.