(x) is greater than (y) formed in the pre-millennial Autumn of 1999. Consisting of an Anglo-Scottish quartet, band members Alan Macdonald (Cello, Keyboards, Vocals), Stephen Tromans (Drums, Vocals), Simon Muttitt (Bass) and Clutch Daisy (Guitar, Vocals), are ably augmented by the endeavours of light and film manipulator, Kapt. Spastik.
The band rehearsed for over a year, notating formulae and strategies all the while. Once things were tighter than a Tory confronted by the homeless, the band booked some gigs, played some gigs, supported some bigger bands (The Crocketts, King Adora) whilst simultaneously inhabiting a world where short, sharp sets equalled short, sharp shocks.
Their sound is informed by a lyrical love of the visceral, with plenty of medical reference to the body, and, more importantly, the head. Theirs is a noise of preconceptions shattering into a thousand melodies. If you can imagine the sound of every doctor, consultant and nurse, who has ever worked at The Priory, falling into a crevasse and headed toward the centre of the earth, then you're still nowhere near. (x) is greater than (y) also refuse to be boring. Go see...
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