1877 are a four-piece alternative electronic rock band from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire UK.
Formed in 2005 the band has continuously pushed the barriers of post rock and minimal electronica. Their sound is a melancholic wall of noise and repetition and they have been compared to artists as varied as Sigur Rós, Depeche Mode and Sonic Youth.
“It’s very dark. It’s very mesmeric. It’s very good” – Tasty Fanzine
In 2007 their single ‘A Bitter Pill’ won an unsigned band competition with Artrocker Magazine. Fashion website Supersweet nominated 1877 the 2nd best band to watch out for in 2010 and the single ‘I Am an Antagonist’ was played on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music radio show. ‘Videophobia’, an 8-minute sonic epic inspired by VHS and krautrock, followed in 2012 on a limited edition vintage audio cassette, with muted applause.
“1877 are fucking great and are wasted on a cultural void like Aylesbury” – Nightshift Magazine
1877 returned in 2014 with a 4-track EP ‘There is a Policeman Inside All Of Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed’ released in a deal with Oxfordshire label ‘Fastest Dog’. It earned the band their second ‘Demo of the Month’ for January in Oxford’s Nightshift Magazine and lead track ‘We Are Sinister’ was broadcast BBC 6 Music and added to their February playlist.
“All in all, you’d have to say that this latest release from 1877 is a bit special” – The Sound of Confusion
Just after 22:30 on October 12, 2015 Resonance 104.4fm broadcast a new track by 1877 called ‘The Way Back’ as part of their Spools Out mix of the Aylesbury Underground.
1877 will return to live performance on July 23 2016 at the Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury.