Genre: pop Rock
Saving Aimee first formed in November 2005. All members grew up together in the local St Albans music scene and recorded their first EP in 2006. They supported local friends Enter Shikari on a small UK tour in January 2007 (they then continued to support Enter Shikari on another tour in ’08 and played the odd big show with them). For the next 6 months they played literally all over the UK. During time off from this they recorded the infamous ‘High Fives All Round’ at the Outhouse in Reading.
During their first ever headline tour of July that year Saving Aimee nearly broke up, due to the fact a crack head in Paisley tried to stab them after climbing into the back of the van. A day later they were confirmed to play a weekend festival in Newquay the next month, and then be the main support for Kill Hannah. During this time they had built a strong fan base and this was recognised by McFly’s management, who chose Saving Aimee to open up their Greatest Hits tour. This led to shows in Arenas and Theatres for the remainder of the year. During 2008 smaller headline tours were played as well as work on recording their debut album with Justin Hawkins. They had toured the UK constantly throughout 2007/2008 playing shows with the likes of Enter Shikari, Simple Plan, McFly, Kill Hannah, The Blackout, Hot Leg, Fightstar, Elliot Minor etc etc. Lots of bands.
Saving Aimee self released a free download single ‘Small Talk’ in July 2008, which received regular rotation on many music TV channels such as Kerrang! TV in the Summer and Autumn of 2008, reaching n.10 in the ’21st Century Chart’ and n.13 in the ‘New Music Top 20 Chart’ play lists above many major bands. Also The Hits (which is now 4Music), The Box (UK TV channel), Fizz TV, Scuzz, Kix (TV channel) and NME TV. Small Talk also received airplay on the BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe show and received A – List rotation on Kerrang! Radio for 4/5 months.
Towards the latter part of the year Saving Aimee took time out from recording to go out on tour as main support with friends Simple Plan. Reports were that the most alcohol consumed on a tour happened on those four days, with Tim Boardman entering a rehabilitation clinic for the remainder of the year due to alcohol abuse.
In early 2009 the band had been rather quiet whilst lead singer Luke Quinn had been reported to be on a ‘spirit walk’ in the Sahara Desert. The rest of the band made final adjustments to the debut album and prepared a headline tour for the summer to coincide with the release of the 1st single from their debut album.
In January 2009 Saving Aimee did a show for BBC2, which was aired on a Saturday lunchtime in January. In April 2009, Saving Aimee toured the UK with Go:Audio. The band announced via their official MySpace page that they will be releasing the single ‘We’re The Good Guys’ on July 13th 2009 and are embarking on a headline tour across the UK in June. They have also been confirmed to be playing T in the Park on July 10th.