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Forming in 2010, The Tapestry rapidly gained a following in their hometown of Manchester after their first few gigs. Taking their influences from Pixies, The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Flaming Lips and countless others, they released their first demo ‘My Phoney War’ that year, which landed them a slot at Manchester’s prestigious ‘In The City’ conference. After gaining word of mouth notoriety, in 2011 they were invited to Wales to record their first single ‘Rode Your Luck’, released in April, with top producer Marc Joy and engineer Andrea Wright, whose credits include Elbow, The Coral, Coldplay and Doves. The band released the single themselves to widespread critical acclaim, and through this success were able to self-release a second single ‘Take Turns’ in October 2011.
In the summer they played the first ‘Friends of Mine’ festival in Cheshire, curated by The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess, where after playing an impressive early afternoon set on a small stage, were then invited to play later that afternoon on the festivals Main Stage, before The Fall and The Charlatans themselves. In August they were invited as main support to Pete Doherty.
With extensive gigging around the UK, including a show at London’s legendary Water Rats in November, The Tapestry pick up an army of fans wherever they go, gaining a reputation for drawing a wild, ‘up for it’ crowd, often encouraging fancy dress and crowd participation, a night watching The Tapestry is always the best party in town.