"Achingly beautiful celestial indie...will have Sigur Ros quivering with envy." -- NME
Animal Kingdom are Richard Sauberlich (Vocals/Guitar/Piano), Hamish Crombie (Bass), Geoff Lea (Drums). Based in leafy North London the band have been together since July 2008.
Their 2009 debut album 'Signs and Wonders' was recorded in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes,The Shins) and introduced people to their unique world-view.
The first single was the haunting "Chalk Stars" a song that xfm's John Kennedy made his "Record of the Year" and was described by Zane Lowe as a "stunning piece of music." Second single 'Tin Man' was an iTunes Single of the Week and iTunes US named them Best New Alternative Act.
Support tours with Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Snow Patrol and Silversun Pickups followed, and saw the band developing a loyal live fan-base. The Fly Magazine going as far as to say that "their live presence is a resounding and cinematically cosmic experience."
The band write and rehearse in an old church in North London and have just completed their second album -- with Bat For Lashes/Everything Everything producer David Kosten.
The first single to be taken from their new album will be "Strange Attractor."