Helena King: Vocals/Violin
Simon Hempenstall: Guitar/Sax/BVs/Bass
Ian Mainwaring: Keys/Guitar
Jack Wolvey: Drums
with backing vocals from Shauna Booker and Nick Davies on bass
Formed by Helena and Simon who
met at a mutual friends party, London based Periscope View got together early in 2014 creating indie rock music, but in May 2014 the
line up changed as the bass player left, so Ian took over and re-wrote these parts on the keys, adding another unique element to the music.
By June 2014, Periscope View had found their new sound, and have drawn comparisons to artists such as Morcheeba, Portishead, London Grammar, Sneaker Pimps, The XX and Sigur Rós.
A couple of months later, Periscope View were spotted by industry podcast Chartburst and featured as one to watch.
After a year showcasing their sounds and working hard to create original, interesting and thoughtful songs alongside energetic performances, Summer 2015 brought the much anticipated release of The Grays Grown EP recorded at OneCat Studios, produced and mastered by Del Sajiwandani aka DJ Sonic.
The Grays Grown EP gave Periscope View the right attention from LoudUp and Tom Robinson and led to all manner of exciting gigs from festivals, community events and venues.
Periscope View recorded their second EP Photographs, with Steve Honest in Hackney, which was released in January 2016. Crossing diverse styles and genres, this new body of work crosses diverse styles and genres, showcasing the bands strong, unapologetic musical identity forged from the unique harmony between organic and processed sounds.
The songwriting is the bands strongest to date with production that allows the individual musicians talents to shine.
27th January 2016: Proud Camden, London
24th February 2016: Rose Bruford University, Sidcup
31st March 2016: 229 The Venue, London
26th June 2014: The Fiddlers Elbow, London
16th July 2014: The Comedy, London
9th August 2014: Zigfrid Von Underbelly, London
26th August 2014: Zigfrid von Underbelly, London
5th September 2014: Supporting Strangefruit at
Sebright Arms, London
27th September 2014: The Tower Tavern, London
3rd October 2014: Tooting Tram and Social, London
7th February 2015: 229 The Venue, London
4th March 2015: Supporting Kids on Bridges at The Barfly, London
14th March 2015: Zigfrid Von Underbelly, London
1st May 2015: Sebright Arms, London
23rd May 2015: Cody Dock, London
30th May 2015: Luna Lounge, London
3rd June 2015: Supporting Kids on Bridges at The Garage, London
6th June 2015: VannFest, Ockley
20th June 2015: King Edward VII, London
9th July 2015: Supporting The Flatmates at Sebright Arms, London
15th July 2015: The Grays Grown EP Launch at The Workshop, London
18th July 2015: Southlands Live, West Drayton
6th August 2015: End Of The Trail showcase at The Amersham Arms, New Cross
7th-9th August 2015: Northbound Festival, Cumbria
11th August 2015: Periscope View 'Give A Gig' for Youth Music at Panarmonium, Kings Cross
15th August 2015: Live interview and performances on Croydon Radio
20th August 2015: The Islington, London
28th August 2015: Under The A13, London
30th August 2015: Canning Town Caravanserai, London
27th September 2015: Bigfest, Uxbridge
29th September 2015: The Macbeth, London
2nd October 2015: The Sound Lounge, Merton Abbey Mills
24th November 2015: The Good Ship, Kilburn
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We'd like to thank the very talented Sarah Clough for our beautiful branding and Rach Williams Photography for The Grays Grown EP and Photographs EP cover photos.