Egyptian Hip Hop
Egyptian Hip Hop are an English indie rock band, formed in Greater Manchester in 2008. Their debut EP, "Some Reptiles Grew Wings" was released 20 September 2010 through the Hit Club record label.
Their debut album "Good Dont Sleep" was released in the UK on 22 October 2012 through R&S Records.
Egyptian Hip Hop formed in winter 2008, by friends Alex Hewett (lead vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Louis Stevenson-Miller (guitar, bass, keyboards and backing vocals). They recruited school friends Alex Pierce (drums, backing vocals) and Nick Delap (guitar and bass), who had previously played in a band with Hewett under the name Copycats.
The band began rehearsing at Manchester's Sunshine Studios and playing small gigs in the city's cafes and bars. They later embarked on their first real UK tour withHit Club label mates Is Tropical.
In February 2010 Egyptian Hip Hop were invited to record a live session for Huw Stephens' BBC Radio One show on 4 February 2010, in which they played four songs - "Wild Human Child", "Heavenly", "Moon Crooner" and "Valhalla Party".
After releasing a music video for Wild Human Child on YouTube on 15 March 2010 the band released debut double A-side single "Wild Human Child"/"Heavenly", produced by Sam Eastgate of Late of the Pier on 12 April 2010 through the Hit Club /Zarcorp Records label.
Egyptian Hip Hop received further press attention and were booked to play bigger festival slots, including Evolution, and Reading and Leeds weekend, and France'sMIDI Festival.
On 20 September 2010 the band released their debut EP Some Reptiles Grew Wings (sometimes called Some Reptiles Developed Wings) which was recorded atClub Ralph Studios in London. The EP featured a new recording of Rad Pitt and an official version of Moon Crooner, along with two previously unrecorded songs,Middle Name Period and Native
On 13 August 2012, their new single "SYH" and first studio album "Good Dont Sleep" were announced via Twitter and Facebook and the album was released on d on October 15 in Japan (with two bonus tracks), and on October 22, 2012 in the UK / EU through R&S Records.
“A album that’s adventurous, daring and definitely worth the wait” (4/5) - The Fly
“weird, otherworldly, and exciting.” –Pitchfork
“The soundtrack for many a teenage summers day getting stoned” (4/5) – Artrocker
“Intrepid and long awaited debut from the boy wizards” –Uncut 8/10
‘Album Of The Month’ –Artrocker
"GOOD DONT SLEEP is as on point as possible to the sound of 2012" –NME 8/10
‘Slick yet oddball. fresh yet influenced by the past, this debut is a triumph” –BBC Music
"Egyptian Hip Hop are one of the most genuinely experimental pop groups around right now, one with a voice unlike any other operating at the moment." –Dummy