Esper Scout are an alternative/experimental rock band based in Leeds, UK. Since forming in 2011, they have nurtured a vibrant back catalogue of melodically captivating songs, and gained a reputation for their passion, conviction, and resolute attitude.
Esper Scout have fans throughout the UK, picking up new followers during a UK tour in support of The Cribs and through radio play from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music. The band draws on international politics and grassroots concerns for lyrical content, and their audience is growing beyond the UK following a short US tour in 2015.
In late 2016, the band went into the studio with Ian Davenport (Band of Skulls, Dinosaur Pile Up, Supergrass). The pair of resulting recordings (‘Compass’ and the as yet untitled second track) are being released along with a live session video from the studio, and the band’s debut album is expected in 2018. Previous releases include a digital AA-side single via the legendary US label, Kill Rock Stars and a 7” single on the Come Play With Me imprint.
As well as being one of Leeds’ most talked-about bands, Esper Scout are respected as a group of mindful and socially aware individuals active in Leeds’ thriving creative community. They are active members of the Leeds DIY art space ‘CHUNK’ as part of a co-op alongside a dozen other bands, which often collaborates with other venues and collectives in the city.