The KBC are an indie band from Preston, Lancashire, England.
James Mulholland - vocals, keyboards, guitar,
Ric Ormerod - bass,
Michael Brown - drums,
The KBC formed in 2004, described as the 'natural thing to do for three lads who were into the same sort of music and were pretty handy with an instrument', the three were in the same classes at school together. They signed to High Voltage Records that year and quickly released their debut single, "Trippin", which was limited to 500 vinyl and received a modest reception.
It took another year for second single "Pride Before The Fall" to hit the shelves. This received a better reception and gained national radio play from the likes of Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Jo Whiley. Followed by "Not Anymore", they landed live sessions on BBC Radio 1 with Steve Lamacq, as well as support slots with The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, !!!, The Sunshine Underground, Friendly Fires, Peaches, Delphic, The Paddingtons, Forward Russia and Milburn. Several of their songs including Trippin, Pride Before The Fall and Best In The Business featured on the computer games Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row and World Championship Snooker.
A deal with the Japanese record label, Fabtone Records, was signed in 2006,and the band released the Boxed Beats & Shelved Rhythms EP, a collection of their UK singles, which featured remixes by The Whip and Performance. This was followed by the band's debut album, On The Beat!, released in early 2007 reaching Number 2 in the Japanese indie charts. The delay, and eventual non-release of a UK LP, consequently ended with the band parting company with High Voltage Sounds.
"Walking Disaster" was released on 22 October 2007 on their own label, Scattergraph. This was followed by a 2nd LP called The Trick released in November 2008 in Japan. After this, The KBC retreated to the recording studio.
The KBC have recently formed a new band, known as Techniques. So far only holding one come back gig at the Adelphi, Preston. They toured with Example in 2011.