The Dandy Warhols are an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1994. The band was founded by singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor and guitarist Peter Holmström, with keyboardist Zia McCabe and drummer Eric Hedford later joining.
Hedford left in 1998 and was replaced by Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer. The band's name is a pun on the name of American pop artist Andy Warhol.
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At their first gig in 1994, they were approached by Tim/Kerr Records, who offered to pay for the recording of an album. The result was 1995s 'Dandys Rule OK', which combined elements of 1960s garage rock and 1990s shoegaze music.
The album impressed Capitol Records, who decided to sign the band, and in 1997 they released their second album and major label debut, '...The Dandy Warhols Come Down', which produced the popular single 'Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth'.
The extravagant music video was directed by celebrity fashion photographer David LaChapelle and earned them fame outside the United States. In 2001, the band rose to international attention after their song 'Bohemian Like You' was featured in a Vodafone advertisement. After 18 years and eight studio albums, The Dandy Warhols are set to release their ninth studio album 'This Machine' coming this April.
'This Machine' was recorded over the course of 2011 at The Dandy Warhols epic rock clubhouse-cum-entertainment megaplex/studio The Odditorium. The band recorded the album with longtime engineer and sometimes producer Jeremy Sherrer.
'This Machine' was mixed by Tchad Blake in the UK. Tchad mixed The Dandy Warhols' 'Odditorium Or Warlords Of Mars' and is well known for his recent work with The Black Keys. The Dandy Warhols make their return to the uk with three gigs this April.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Glasgow UK Garage
Friday, April 20, 2012 Manchester UK Manchester Academy 2
Saturday, April 21, 2012 London UK Forum