Epic45 was formed in 1995 from school friends
Ben Holton, Rob Glover and Mark Oldfield after
just starting high school. After developing an
interest with the music that was coming out of
Glasgow and Chicago, they started recording and
playing gigs around 1998 with various friends
helping out live and in the studio whilst always
retaining the three founder members.
in their early 20's, they blend together influences
ranging from the ambience of bands such as
Bark Psychosis, Labradford and Talk Talk to
experiments of bands such as Godspeed You Black Emperor, Disco Inferno and
Hood, but end up with a sound uniquely their
To date, Epic45 have released 2 EPs on
the Birmingham based label Bearos, 3 split
singles, appeared on various compilation albums
and released an internet
mini album through their website.
After their first EP, numerous Radio One airplay followed from both Steve Lamacq
and John Peel,
an appearance on Channel 4's,The Big Breakfast. The bands proper debut album
'Reckless Engineers' , which received plenty of honorous reviews
was released on Where Are My Records during the summer of 2002.
the last few years, Epic45 have played live with the likes of Muse, Do Make
Say Think, Cay, Rothko, Karamasov, The Pattern, Portal, The Black Heart
and Yellow6. Members of Epic45 have also performed live as part of the July
Skies live band and their own electronic side project 'Low Temperature Science'.
The Epic45 second album 'Against The
Pull Of Autumn' was recorded from
summer 2002 to early
2003 at the band members homes in the Staffordshire
countryside. It is to be considered like an
album that’s not to be missed,
as those who’ll listen to it are sure to find some confidence, like
no other album this year!