The Din met whilst huddled in the doorway of a dilapidated Edwardian boudoir in Newcastle, 2008 (sheltering from storms is a time honoured pastime in the north and one usually served with a sprinkle of ale and light banter). In finding kindred spirits, realizing they were all nothing but vagabond misfits, the five musicians chipped in and rented an old disused bleach factory, where they spent their days crafting roots tunes, roasting fresh coffee and entertaining the seagulls that nest on the glass roof.
After releasing their debut album in January 2010, the band has relocated to Camden, London. Living and rehearsing together in a crowded bed-sit, their sound has been stripped back and has evolved to incorporate gypsy-jazz, eastern-European folk and middle-eastern influences. They can often be found perusing the Camden Market, sampling beverages in their local, or performing impromptu gigs for the pigeons in Regent’s Park.