Building a home for themselves within waves of beauty and bombast in exacting measures,
OtherPeoplesLives are a unique collective of musicians and producers based in Leeds, UK.
Calm, considered and intricately constructed layers of ambience meet raw eruptions of power, always with a firm grasp of crafting reverberant melodies that haunt the mind.
This highly dynamic quartet have grown from their roots in Post-Rock and now sprawl out over a wide range of influence, not one piece of their sonic puzzle is superfluous.
They are a deeply formidable proposition in a live setting where they are capable of creating an atmosphere that draws attention of rooms of all sizes.
Previous festival appearances include Standon Calling, Dot To Dot, Live At Leeds and Beacons Festival, they have also played alongside bands such as Post War Glamour Girls, Coasts, Big Deal and Mutiny On The Bounty.
Everything the band has released so far has received multiple airplay on BBC Introducing, XFM and others. The majority of their work being self-produced, leaving Otherpeopleslives a self-contained unit of enviable ability.
Focussed, sweeping and atmospheric music with lyrical content that grapples the constraints of modern society, while dancing knowingly within it.
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The quintet are creating quite a buzz on their local music scene, we can certainly hear why.
"Relentless Modern Living - This shoegaze dream-pop composition is a parameter in genre. In straight comparison to the bands influences TALL SHIPS and especially FOALS, the bands latest single is a baritone led (lead singer Matt needs to be heard), moody lament to life in 2016, gorgeous reverb guitars, and with a tight sounding ensemble ‘OTHER PEOPLES LIVES’ has certainly set out their stall. " Ryan @ Drunk On Music
"Their textural soundscapes, painted from the broad influences and great chemistry between the members, result in something quite mesmerising. True music that you can get completely lost in." - Beat2aChord
"Hypnotic and pensive... music that is thoughtful and meditative. It slowly winds its way into the listener’s consciousness with stark textures and understated vocals. tight rhythms and soft lyrical guitar lines that encompass a haunting beauty." - Paul Robson, No-Title Magazine
"Leeds has a great few bands on the fringes of greatness & we think that these guys are well on the way to joining them." Geho Events
"Built on hypnotic intricate guitar lines, electronic beats and tentative dreamy lyrics, they are definitely something special to look out for... Hauntingly beautiful." Sian Goodwin, Leeds Music Scene
"OtherPeoplesLives are very good at the loud-quiet thing, certainly, with a pervasive feel of brooding disquiet, understated vocals and haunting delay soaked textures giving way to huge surges of guitar pile-up. There are bits that sound like Sigur Ros and I Like Trains. And it’s wonderfully executed – each layer of sound there for a reason; to do this this well, especially at back-room-of-pub level, is an intricate art." Cath Aubergine, Louder Than War
BBC Introducing West Yorkshire have aired four out of five tracks from debut E.P Unfold, Idiosynchronicity and In Berlin two weeks in a row, the former also featuring as 'Song Of The Week' on Ears On Music's Blog and Song of the Day, as well as being featured on Playlist of the Week on A Music Blog, Yea?
'It Could Have Been' played by Matt Barnes Indie Show on Roundhouse Radio.
'In Berlin' featured on GodIsInTheTv Magazine's Record Store Day Compilation 2013.
Idiosynchronicity named in A Music Blog, Yea? Best Songs of 2013