New Rhodes were a British indie-pop four-piece. The band was formed in 2001 when James, Joe and Jack were students together at John Cabot CTC. During their early years the band were based in their hometown Bristol but moved to Hackney, London in 2004.
The band regularly toured the UK and, in addition to headlining, they have toured with Razorlight, Bloc Party, The Dears, Delays, Hope of the States, The Killers and The Futureheads.
They have put out seven singles and two albums. Released through Moshi Moshi Records (Hot Chip, Kate Nash, Florence And The Machine, Tom Vek and Architecture in Helsinki) and their own label Salty Cat Records.
In 2005 Their second single "You've Given Me Something That I Can't Give Back" made the Top 40, charting at number 38 and In 2006 The band won a 'Vodafone Live Music Award'.
The current line-up was finalised in the summer of 2006 after Desmond became their fourth drummer. Previous Drummers include Dave Hounsome (2001-2002), Chun leek (2002-2003), and Steve Bishop (2003-2006). During their career the band have worked with a score of major producers and directors including Paul Epworth, James Ford, Ian Grimble, Rich Wilkinson and Matthias Hoene.
In spring 2010 the band decided to split, playing their final gig at the Fleece & Firkin, Bristol (the same venue they played their first gig in 2001).
James Williams - Vocals/Guitar,
Joe Gascoigne - Guitar,
Jack Ashdown - Bass/Vocals,
Tim Desmond - Drums/Vocals