Born from a love of music and inspired by the likes of Manic Street Preachers, The Music, Feeder, Idlewild, Metallica and Biffy Clyro, the group has evolved from an acoustic duo to the heavily gigging four piece you hear today.
In September 2008 the group travelled to Wales with the idea of recording a four track E.P. A week later The Library Suits, with producer Neak Menter had fashioned 'Because It's Somewhere To Be...' an eight track release which considering the group had only been rehearsing for three months, was quite an achievement. The release is available now and the entire album can be heard on our facebook page and myspace profile.
November saw the four return to Wales to record their Christmas effort 'Christmas Retreat'. The slightly tongue-in-cheek effort was born from a love of a great Christmas song and incorporates every camp aspect you could want - bells choirs and a cornet for good measure. The song was released as a single in December 2009 and is still available from all good internet retailers. Check out the release here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMJYXOFNpGU
After several months of solid gigging, the group had written the material for their first full album. In June 2009 The Library Suits travelled to Wales and producer Neak once more to set about recording. Eight days recording and relaxing in the Brecon Beacons and 'suffer:recover' had been recorded. The thirteen track release shows the groups positive songwriting direction with a more edgy, rockier approach. Several tracks from the album can be heard on the facebook player and our myspace page, 'Jeremy Kyle's Inner Valkyrie', 'Everything For Sale', 'October In The Theatre', 'Brackets', 'The Young Know Nearly All There Is To Know' and the single 'You Don't Have To Be A Wizard'. The album is available from all good internet retailers.
The music video for the single 'You Don't Have To Be A Wizard' can be viewed at the following link, thanks go to Rich Lyman for producing the video, James Smith for additional camera work and special thank you to Mr. Darryl Webber of Essex Chronicle's Go! magazine and Matt Pawsey for volunteering as the Wizards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BVLRUT3Ypo
In October 2009 The Library Suits made their first television appearance on Channel 4 as part of Hollyoaks: The Music Show. Picked from hundreds of entries, The Library Suits championed by Sonny Flood competed against eight other unsigned artists for a chance to appear in an episode of Hollyoaks, watch the performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brlkezgxw3c