The Last Army bring rockandroll which veers from the contrite to the epic, but always broken and with a dark pop edge. There are guitars and drums but also violins, timpani, church organs, accordions and harpsichords.

TLA played their first gig at The Truck Festival in September 2007. Then, after having their demos discovered on Myspace by enthusiastic Hispanic DJ Julio Ruiz, garnered much national radio play in Spain. So they flew over towards the end of the year and got interviewed live on aforementioned national radio (Radio Nacional de España). They followed this by playing a mini-tour, starting with Madrid.

In early 2008 they started getting played on smaller radio stations in the US and also got played on Mexican radio on student station UABC. Then they became the weekly featured artist on Myspace Australia. And momentum kept growing elsewhere...France, Spain (another national station Plastica Elastica, Toxicosmos, magazine Indyrock), America (iacmusic.com - big 50 chart top 20 for both ‘Dead’ and ‘Submit to the Chemical’, UNU radio, KXLU Playlist for CMJ New World Music Chart). In the UK, XFM DJ Marsha Shandur stumbled upon them and said to her listeners – ‘They’re really good and therefore should be known about’.

In March The Last Army played a packed gig in Punk, Soho and Jimmy Pursey (formerly of Sham 69) joined them onstage - enthusiastically proclaiming “I love this lot!”. A few weeks later they shot a music video for the song ‘Dead’ - with one camera and no crew, and recorded a cover of Je t’aime (moi non plus) – a duet with Rebekah and Art Brut’s Eddie Argos.

In the summer they were interviewed live on Steve Lamacq’s BBC6 show and their first single (self-release, no budget) ‘Dead’ got its first few airings. Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe also played ‘Dead’ on BBC6. Then, in August, TLA got their first live UK live review - in The Fly, and it sung their praises.

They were reviewed and hailed as ‘best unsigned band’ in London Lite magazine and subsequently got radio play on BBC London as their ‘Record of the Week’. By Autumn they were the CMU Daily's (insider industry magazine) big tip, described as ‘Utterly brilliant. They have an impressive arsenal of hook-laden indie songs…’.

Winter 2008 started with TLA's inclusion on the Best of Myspace podcast. They're currently re-grouping and writing songs - ready for a full-on assault in 2009.

And so began their story ….

"On first listen to the band, it's all about the post-rock guitars offsetting a voice made for opulent lighting and red velvet curtains. Fans of Broadcast and Clinic will love Rebekah Delgado's hazy, electronic vocals on our London Calling record of the week, Dead. A pure pheromone rush" BBC London (UK) Aug 2008

"The Last Army's swoonsome pop essence is something that simply demands attention. Not least in singer Rebekah whose striking appearance reciprocates perfectly with her honey-soaked gravel vocals. When she whips out out the French-speak, blokes get hypnotised. You just can't take your eyes or ears off this for one second. Indeed, The Last Army are a weapon of mass destraction." Stephen Brolan, The Fly (UK) Aug 2008

"I have a new band for the decade. And I do not believe I'm mistaken in asserting that The Last Army, six months in existence, five myspace songs, and zero label, has the promise of a beautiful future. One of two things awaits them: glory, or cult status….." Thibaut, Magasin Magazine (FRANCE) Feb 2008

"Sounds amazing! Romantic and nihilistic" KZSU Radio, California (US)

"They're really good and therefore should be known about. The Last Army are fronted by a lady who has a sweet and engaging singing voice. She also has this sexy, breathy way of half-talking in some bits (not in an annoying trendy way, I promise!); I don't know what she looks like, but she sounds hot. Especially when she's speaking French..." Marsha Shandur, XFM (UK)

"In 'Dead' the verses resemble a gloomily distorted nursery rhyme, and the chant is like some archaic ceremonial ritual. In 'Broken Down in London Town', Rebekah relates a triilingual story, complete with a background accordion that transports us to the cafes of Paris." Raül Ruiz, Indyrock (SPAIN)

"The Last Army have one foot as firmly planted in The Dark Side as the other is in The Light" Supersweet (UK)

"London sounds like this to me. Musical points of reference…The Clash, Buzzcocks and The Only Ones. Fresh, poignant, sometimes verging on numinous. Here's hoping they tour America this year…" Rockbites (US)

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4/17/2009 6:57:21 PM
Check out our new songs, "The Sins of the Father" & "The Willing Conscripts".

We've also got some dates coming up at the end of April -
29th April - The Windmill, Brixton, London
30th April - The Roadhouse, Manchester
2nd May - Cardigan Arms, Leeds
5th May - The Market Bar, Camden, London
8th May - The Camden Head, Camden, London

Check out www.myspace.com/thelastarmy for more details




The Last Army

4/13/2009 5:16:01 PM
It may feel like we've been hiding away for a little, but we've been working on getting some new songs ready to a public audience! After a rocking mini tour of The Basque country, we're getting ready to hit the north back home, with dates in Manchester and Leeds at the end of the month.


Check back in a couple of days for a full update, new tracks, new photos.

ttfn! The Last Army x




The Last Army

6/23/2008 4:37:21 AM
Wow! we're band of the day here at iacmusic.com. Welcome to our page.

We're self releasing 'Dead' as a download single on June 30th, and to celebrate, we've got a gig at Punk, 14 Soho St, London tomorrow, Tuesday 24th June. We're on at 9pm.

It's free entry and there's 2-4-1 drinks, so there's no excuse not to come. Would be ace to see you there.

For all the latest Last Army news, check out www.myspace.com/thelastarmy.
Also come and find us on last.fm. We've got a couple of remixes of Dead & Submit to the Chemical there.

Lots of Love, TLAx




The Last Army

3/13/2008 10:18:32 AM
Hey!
We've got a couple of gigs coming up at Punk, 14 Soho Street, London.
The first is on Saturday 29th of March to celebrate our signing to Spanish indie label, Lilliput Records. The show is from 4pm -7pm. It's Free, but guestlist only! Give us a shout if you want to come. This also includes entry to the afterparty at The O Bar on Wardour St.

Second show is launch the release of the new version of Dead in UK on Monday 21st April. This is also at Punk.

Let us know if you can come!

Gareth TLAx




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