Simon Ward, Greg Paterson, Stephen Livingstone, James Hamilton

Errors is a post-electro band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2004 by Simon
Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson, on the back of a 3 track demo recorded in
Simon’s bedroom the band quickly set about making a name for themselves in their
hometown with their unique take on Electro. Errors merged spiky new-wave guitars with deep
bass-y Acid sounds with a knack for melody and pop hooks beyond their years. The band
were soon taken under the wing of Mogwai who signed them to their Rock Action label
alongside the likes of Part Chimp and James Orr Complex.

Their first 7” for the label ‘Hans Herman’ sold out of its limited pressing quickly and
highlighted the band as “ones to watch”. The band followed up the success of their debut
single with the release of the “How Clean Is Your Acid House?” EP a record that saw Errors
raise the bar in terms of ambition and scope with the opening track ‘Mr. Milk’ becoming a
signature tune for the band and brought them to the attention of the mainstream media with
support for the record coming from DJ’s like Zane Lowe, John Kennedy and Vic Galloway
along with sessions at Maida Vale for Mary Anne Hobbs, Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens.

Following the release of the ‘How Clean…’ EP the trio became a four piece, inviting long time
friend and collaborator James Hamilton (ex-Multiplies/ex-Dananananaykroyd) to join the
group as a permanent member. Having contributed drums to the ‘Hans Herman’ single and
also tracks on the ‘How Clean…’ EP as well as occasional live appearances the step up from
three to four piece seemed a natural progression and added a whole new dynamic and focus
to the band’s live performance.

In 2007 the band set about work on their debut album with Mogwai’s John Cummings.
Resolving not to fall into the trap of repeating themselves Errors decided that the LP would
consist entirely of new material and would be, in their eyes, a “proper” album in contrast to a
simple collection of the songs they had in their catalogue so far, a move that would raise
eyebrows when the final tracklisting was announced with the ommission of favourites like ‘Mr.
Milk’, ‘Hans Herman’ and ‘Terror Tricks’. With their ideas in place they set about writing, rewriting,
editing and re-writing again until they had managed to sculpt a record that matched
their ambition. A limited 7” release of ‘Salut! France’ gave a brief taster of what to expect and
gathered support from DJs, indie kids and music press across the board.

Their releases to date caught the attention of dance legends Underworld who invited the band
to join them on a UK tour and presented an ideal opportunity to test out new material and
works-in-progress to a brand new audience, with formative versions of ‘Toes’ and ‘National
Prism’ being given live debuts. A period of recording, mixing, re-recording and remixing
followed before finally in June 2008 ‘It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever” was released.
A flippant, nonsensical title that manages to embody everything that’s great about Errors. It’s
a record not only drawing on the unique sound that has become their signature, but builds on
it; a merge of angular guitars, spiraling, euphoric synths and informed dance sounds
underpinned by truly mesmerising beats and rhythms not to mention a memorable cameo
from Oxford based diseuse George Pringle ‘It’s Not Something…’ is an expansive, ambitious,
genre-defying piece of work. Zig-zagging from Math-rock to post-rock via Acid-House and
Drone, Errors have managed to take on entire genres and in doing so, create one of their