This Many Boyfriends are an indiepop band from the North. We bonded over a shared love of playing pop music far too loud in rooms far too small. We formed several years ago but have been through more lineup changes than The Fall, before settling on the current one: Richard on lead vocals, Tom on bass guitar, Laura on drums and Daniel on lead guitar
We’re named after a Beat Happening song, and people have very nicely compared us to Orange Juice, The Cribs, Hefner and The Smiths. We are also influenced in slightly less obvious ways by the likes of PJ Harvey, The Slits, Spearmint, Jonathan Richman, Otis Redding and Joy Division. Richard likes Paul Simon so much that he wrote a song about him!
We’ve played with lots of great bands, in lots of great places, including Darren Hayman, Allo Darlin’, Tender Trap, Standard Fare, The Lovely Eggs and The Wave Pictures, and also at Indietracks Festival 2010. We released an E.P. in 2010 on Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation called ‘Getting a Life With This Many Boyfriends’. Then we signed to Angular Records and in August 2011 our new single ‘Young Lovers Go Pop!’ (b/w ‘Paul Simon’ and ‘You Don’t Need To Worry’) will come out. Steve Lamacq likes it. He said it sounded like The Cribs.