The Bishops

The The Bishops are

Mike (guitar + vocal), Pete (bass + vocal), Alex (guitar +vocal), Chris (drums)
Indie / Alternative


Heralding from London, the band consist of twin brothers Mike Bishop (vocals, guitar) Pete Bishop (vocals, bass), younger brother Alex Bishop (vocals, guitar) and Scotsman Chris McConville (drums). The band recorded their self-titled debut album 'The Bishops' at the infamous Toe Rag Studios, produced by creative analogue genius Liam Watson. This was released internationally in 2007 and followed up with their second album 'For Now' in 2009. 'For Now' was recorded at Bark Studios in London with indie veteran Brian O'Shaughnessy. Later that year the band celebrated their 500th gig at the historic 100 club in London. At the end of 2009 they extended the band from a three piece to a four piece lineup, welcoming younger brother Alex Bishop into the band. They recorded an EP 'Sojourn' in 2010, their first material together. It marked a departure from the prominent garage/beat sound of their first two records into a more contemporary and alternative direction. Check out songs 'Nowhere To Run' and 'Finding Out' on the tracks page. The band have recently finished recording a brand new album provisionally titled 'All Lost Time' which looks set for release internationally at the start of 2013.


The Bishops previous radio support before the shift in sound comes from; John Kennedy at XFM, Marc Riley at 6 music, Radcliffe & Maconie at BBC Radio 2 and Gary Crowley at BBC London. Extensive press from support: Artrocker, NME, Dazed & Confused, ID, GQ, The Fly, Loud & Quiet & Rolling Stone magazine. “The Bishops have not stopped since they started. Now that’s sounds like a ridiculous statement but it’s true” – Clash magazine; Josh Jones. 'The return of The Bishops, sounding great' XFM, John Kennedy, Nov 2011
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