The Spivs – Bradford's Laziest Rock Band, by some distance

Ever the optimist…

November 15th, 2012 by admin

OK, so the previous posts have been somewhat premature. We did go back into the rehearsal room/studio, but everything that came out was rubbish. Therefore we had a big sulk and put the band on hold due to ‘musical similarities’. Recently we’ve been back at it, and you’ll be pleased to hear we can barely play any of our old tunes so we’re going to have to write some new ones. We’re all older now so they’ll be perfect for people with no teeth and bladder issues. If we can be bothered, we’ll update you with the details!

Back in the studio

March 12th, 2010 by admin

The Spivs have been back in the studio working on some new material – yes, we know that we said that the last time but what with Mick and his dancing escapades and our predeliction towards drinking rather than working, things have been taking longer than they should. No matter, the second coming is going to be good so get ready for some more stupidity island updates soon.

News From The Spivs

July 14th, 2009 by admin

Hi all! First off – many thanks to those who have purchased the single – we appreciate your support! With all the stories about piracy killing the music industry, it’s good to know that there are people out there who are prepared to shell out for what they like.

As far as news goes, work continues sporadically on new material. Yes, we are lazy. We also have jobs and other things taking up our time. Mick is playing bass for another local band to try something different, as well as learning the Tres. Nic is doing some great acoustic guitar work, and Jim has a glass back but is moving towards getting something recorded once the drugs kick in. It’s going to be good, be patient!

Single Release

June 19th, 2008 by admin

The Spivs are proud to announce a wider release of their single ‘Sticks and Stones’! First released in 2007 as a limited edition, the track was re-released in May 2008 by popular demand. You can pick up a copy through this website if you’re based in the UK, or else try one of the following distributors :

  • Apple iTunes
  • Rhapsody
  • eMusic
  • Amazon
  • CD Baby
  • Napster
  • Verizon V-CAST
  • Liquid Digital Media
  • PayPlay
  • AudioLunchbox
  • GroupieTunes
  • Tradebit
  • Ruckus
  • Amie Street
  • Inprodicon
  • GreatIndieMusic
  • DigiPie
  • iSound
  • TastyAudio
  • Nareos
  • Flip
  • Intent Media Works
  • Peer Impact

And probably a load more that I have forgotten!

Also, listen out for the song on your favourite radio station, as the single has been taken on by many broadcasters across the world – hurrah! If you don’t hear it, make sure you request it.

We’re currently working on the album, so keep your ears peeled Mandrill fans!


April 4th, 2008 by admin

Alright gang! It’s been a while, but rest assured your favourite imbeciles are still out and about, causing mischief. We’ve been a bit quiet of late, what with the various court cases, house moves, assault charges, car crashes and all the usual crap that seems to happen to us when we get together. We’re all nicely healed up, free from impending prosecution and working hard on new material so stay tuned – The Spivs are going to do big things this year!


October 15th, 2007 by jimspiv

The Spivs rocked The Fenton in Leeds on the 6th October, supporting The Monkey Tennis Experience who are a great bunch. Some indie band warmed up for us, but they weren’t much cop so I can’t be bothered saying any more about them. We all had a great night, the crowd were very supportive and it was good to get out on the stage. More gig news soon!


October 15th, 2007 by admin

The Spivs website is undergoing some major surgery at the moment. Stick around while I graft a Mandrill’s cock onto the pages if you so desire.