Chris Broderick & Chris (Arfur) Allen started The Loins as a raw, stripped down acoustic duo in 1990 and soon had Medway legend Billy Childish in their corner. He recorded their first two albums live in his bathroom onto a mono Revox tape machine and released them on his Hangman label. These savage rarities are now swapping hands for big dollars on EBay and are often quoted as major influences by young purveyors of punk/folk.
After a couple more self-released albums and an album with Billy Childish on Damaged Goods, they split in 1999. After a 6 year lay-off they shook hands and returned in 2005 with a triumphant comeback album, ‘Songs To Hear Before You Die’, and the same year were joined by Rob Shepherd, who played junk shop banjo and mandolin on their 2007 album, ’The Drowned Man Resuscitator’. Since then the group have gone from strength to strength with full blown tours of Eastern Europe, Germany & France, plenty of American indie radio plays, and an ever increasing fan base all over the world.
For their latest album (‘Unravelling England', released July 2009), The Loins offer up another dozen short stories from the end of old England’s pier. Songs of underdogs, suicides, circus freaks, the bereaved, frustrated and heart-broken, the washed up and mentally ill. The jealousies, violence, hypocrisy and religion of humanity. And some pretty good tunes, too!
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CHRIS BRODERICK - Vox
ARFUR ALLEN - Git
ROB SHEPHERD - Banjo, Mandolin, Accordion