The Contrast

-- The Drum and Bass act High Contrast released a single (Days Go By/What We Do) under this name. Otherwise, these two artists should not be confused. The Contrast is a indie rock/power pop band based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. They were formed in 1999 by David Reid and have since released six albums. ...show more

-- The Drum and Bass act High Contrast released a single (Days Go By/What We Do) under this name. Otherwise, these two artists should not be confused. The Contrast is a indie rock/power pop band based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. They were formed in 1999 by David Reid and have since released six albums.

Like many bands, The Contrast have had their fair share of name changes, line-up changes, bad management deals, major label interest and time-wasting blind alleys over the years. Singer-songwriter and guitarist David Reid formed the band with the not-so-simple idea of writing great pop songs that he would get a buzz from hearing. Luckily Jim McGarry at Rainbow Quartz got a buzz from it too, when he heard them the following year. The band, signed to the Rainbow Quartz label in spring 2000, and immediately began work on their debut album, 'MYSTERY#1', with Andy Hawkins at the mixing desk and a three piece band in the recording booth.

This was followed in 2002 by 'WIRELESS DAYS' the band now augmented four piece featuring David Reid on vocals and guitar, James Crossley on drums, Richard 'Angus' Mackman on bass and Spencer Hart on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. The same line up followed this album with the critically acclaimed rocker 'FADE BACK IN'. Since the release of Wireless Days their music has been regularly played by Little Steven on his Underground Garage radio show. Little Steven once described them on air as "One of the best bands on the planet - and England too" and consequently invited them to play the Underground Garage Festival on Randall's Island in 2004. ...show less