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									Animal Kingdom (band)
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Animal Kingdom is a British alternative rock trio comprising Richard
Sauberlich on vocals, guitar, and piano, Hamish Crombie on bass, and Geoff                        Animal Kingdom
Lea on drums. They have released two studio albums; Signs and Wonders in              Origin   North London, United Kingdom
2009 and The Looking Away on May 8, 2012.                                             Genres   Indie rock, alternative rock, post-Britpop

                                                                                      Years    2008–present
 1 History
                                                                                      Labels   BoomBox Records
     1.1 Signs and Wonders (2009-2010)
     1.2 The Looking Away (2011-present)
 2 Band members                                                                                          Members
 3 Discography                                                                                      Richard Sauberlich
     3.1 Albums                                                                                      Hamish Crombie
     3.2 Singles                                                                                       Geoff Lea [1 ]
 4 References
 5 External links


Signs and Wonders (2009-2010)
Their debut album Signs and Wonders was recorded by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes/The Shins) in Seattle and released in 2009. The
first single "Tin Man" was iTunes "Single of the Week" and iTunes named them "Best New Alternative Act". [citation needed]
Support tours with Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Snow Patrol and Silversun Pickups followed, as well as numerous
festival appearances in the UK and Europe.
Songs taken from the album were featured on various feature films and TV shows including "Never Let Me Go" (starring Keira
Knightley) and HBO’s Big Love. Song 'Mephistopheles' appears in the 2012 UK feature film Life Just Is.
The album was praised by critics. NME described it as "Achingly beautiful celestial indie…Will have Sigur Ros quivering with
envy."[citation needed] and The Fly magazine felt "…Their debut swells with spiritually melancholic masterpieces." [citation needed]
Particular praise was given to the single "Chalk Stars".XFM's Jon Kennedy named "Chalk Stars" his "Song of the
Year" [citation needed] and BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe called "Chalk Stars" "...a stunning piece of music". [citation needed]

The Looking Away (2011-present)
The band wrote and rehearsed for the album in an old church in North London. They completed their second album with Bat
for Lashes/Everything Everything producer David Kosten and signed to BoomBox Records in the US.
The first single to be taken from their second studio album, The Looking Away, is "Strange Attractor", currently available on
iTunes in the US & Canada. The Looking Away was released on May 8, 2012.

Band members
   Richard Sauberlich - vocals, guitar, piano
   Hamish Crombie - bass
   Geoff Lea - drums


Year                  Title                          Label               peaks
                                                                         US 200

2009 Signs and Wonders                    Warner Music Group              —
2012 The Looking Away                     Warner Music Group              —

  "Chalk Stars" - 2009
  "Tin Man" - 2009
  "Two by Two" - 2010
  "Signs and Wonders" - 2010
  "Strange Attractor" - January 31, 2012 #29 Billboard Alternative Songs

  1. ^ "Animal Kingdom Band Bio - Billboard"   . Retrieved 2010-01-06.

External links
  Official website
  Official Facebook

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