A band originally from Offord Darcy in Cambridgeshire, England. Tom is lead guitarist, Colin lead vocalist, although everything is shared, so often the roles are reversed. All the synth programming, composition, mixing, recording and production is done by the band.
Their songs often feature prominent electric guitars and vocals, underpinned by programmed synth lines and drum patterns. These core elements are frequently augmented by acoustic percussion and guitar, providing the music with an intriguing mix of the traditional and the contemporary.
The band's use of signature keyboard, guitar and vocal sounds, combined with an intentionally understated production, give them an identity occasionally reminiscent of the UK's eclectic post-punk new wave scene of the late 1970s.
The Afterhtought sound has been described as 'Alternative indie rock with a touch of fairytale'.
The most important band to emerge from Britain since The Smiths – NME
Their inventiveness knows no bounds – Mojo
The Afterthought prove that independent music is still alive and kicking hard – Kerrang!
Just when you think you’ve got the measure of their music, The Afterthought surprise you with something new – Q Magazine
They deserve to be a household name – Rolling Stone
Often Brilliant, never dull – Uncut