They had a hit with "Mum's Gone To Iceland", but what with one thing and another record companies includedthey split up, amicably Certainly they were on of the best live bands I've seen, and their songs, whilst sometimes a tad silly, were great, funny pop! A shame, then April : Got this note from Bird Rosemary. December : Got this note from Sid All the best, Sid Wherewithal. August : Kevin mailed me Bennet - Mums Gone To Iceland tell me he's now in a new band in Brighton called the Poppycocksrecording soon!
I didn't hear anything after that until December Here's some stuff I found on the web, loads of it nicked from sites that had half crashed Hailing from Reading in the south of Britain, 4-piece bennet formed in the summer of They spent their days writing, rehearsing and playing gigs in the area. Having finally found their "sound", they signed a deal with Roadrunner Records in Over the summer, bennet Dont Trust Me - Gangway - Compendium Greatest Hits to a packed tent at the Reading Festival and had their first John Peel session.
Whilst at Radio 1, the band asked to have their photograph taken with the man himself, to which he responded "Yes, of course, then I can get a copy and show people when you're famous. With their third single "Someone Always Gets There First", the band made their first video with the aid of an ultra-fashionable accessory, the Sumo wrestler suit, which they sported while chasing a woman across a beach! The Evening Session made it the Priority Tune of the week and set the band up nicely for the release of their debut album Super natural.
Reviews were more than encouraging and included the following comments: "I'd even rate Applin alongside the likes of Jarvis in the. Someone editorialising NME didn't like it, but what do they know? Reading FestivalJason Aplin announces drummer is leaving. Amicable split. They've been dropped, I think. Nobody brought Street vs Science, and they've been dropped. Shame, as they were a good band. They could have been Blur if Blur Bennet - Mums Gone To Iceland already Blur.
Ah well. Kind of makes this part of the site a little accademic, though, doesn't it? Dominic sent me some information: " I've dug out my old tapes of the era when I used to tape record The Evening Session, Radcliffe and Peel and I've definitely got a Peel Session you haven't mentioned with decent versions of Airhockey, Married with Children and another. I'll dig out dates if you show any interest. Also, I think I was at the Bennet gig at exeter uni so may be able to get the correct date and I was definitely at a Longpigs gig in a pub in Torquay around the time of Jesus Christ.
Always liked Bennet. Graham says the gigs he knows of San Bernardino - Voodoo Glow Skulls - Symbolic "Autumn 95 - Either the Barfly or Because I Love You (The Postman Song) (Radio Edit) - Stevie B.* - Because I Love You (The Postman So - they did an encore of Mockney Rebel though it had a different name.
Reading Festival 95opened the second stage having won a local band competition. First I'd ever heard of them and they were a breath of fresh air. London Borderline May 96 headline show. Reading Virgin ShopAugust 96 In-store appearance.
Rocket From The Crypt had played the night before. They got this gig because Jason worked in the shop. Reading 96, Third Bennet - Mums Gone To Iceland only Claude Biscuit - LOmaryde (File, Album) show I've ever seen anybody try to crowd surf. Reading Alleycat Sept 96 night after London Monarch Sept 96 the one you have photos of The Garage Oct 96 support from The Sweeney now they Bennet - Mums Gone To Iceland a good band Official bootleg tape given out Reading Alleycat, Dec 96 night after Camden Dingwalls, Feb 97 Staines Town Hall, May 97 random festival with bennet headlining.
London Falcon old Barfly June 97 Walthamstow Theatre, July 97most random show ever in a place that looked like a church hall. Lots of 'locals' started a mosh. Reading Festival 97fifth on second stage, last show with Kevin Moorey on drums London Falcon Sept 971st Album set The only time I left a bennet show disappointed. Their heart wasn't in it that night, the tour wasn't going well and manager Paul said as much.
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