The Newcastle born quartet's general outlook is all long hair and effortlessness. Though their music may take in elements of great guitar sounds from the past - from 60s psychedelia and MC5-style chaos, through to 90s grunge and stoner-rock, Demob Happy don't care what year it is.
The band's name derives from 'demobilisation happy', or the sense of overjoy felt when you leave behind something you were sick of doing. Declaring themselves devoid of institution straight from the off, Demob Happy defined Brighton's The Great Escape festival before they were even asked to play it, playing gigs all over town straight out the back of their van.
Demob Happy are Matthew Marcantonio (bass & vocals), Mathew Renforth (guitar & backing vocals), Adam Godfrey (guitar & backing vocals), Thomas Armstrong (drums & backing vocals).
October UK Tour
1st Bristol - Stag and Hounds
2nd Birmingham - Sunflower Lounge
3rd Crewe - The Box
4th Preston - The Ferret
5th Manchester - Eagle Inn
6th York - The Duchess
7th Hull - The Adelphi
8th Sheffield - Southsea Live
9th Guildford - The Boileroom
10th Maidstone - The Rafters
15th London - Birthdays
17th Brighton - Bleach
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.
An album re-release, a new song and a documentary mark the singer's legacy this year.
The actor plays the titular hero in the forthcoming adaptation.