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SKETCHES consist of Luke Rogers (guitars/vocals), Matt Hutt (guitars/vocals), James McBrien (bass) and John Arkell (drums). They met three years ago at Leeds College Of Music and have spent that time very wisely indeed, perfecting an eloquent indierock sound with a skilled widescreen sensibility. Their jeans may be skinnyfit, but SKETCHES have heard The Big Music, for sure.
** ���Bleed Victoria��� follows heartily acclaimed releases the ���Pelicanalia��� EP and the ���Slow Start��� single (Louder Than Bombs Records), which picked up radio play from Fearne Cotton, Janice Long and Tom Robinson as well as Steve Lamacq, who had them on air as his favouritest new band. ���Bleed Victoria��� was produced by Fraser Smith (Ian Brown) and recorded in the crypt of a beautiful old local church, which has only added to the overall haunting atmosphere.