Hometown: Glasgow
Formed: 2004
Members: Simon Ward, Greg Paterson, Stephen Livingstone, James Hamilton

Details: Errors is a 4 piece band from Glasgow, Scotland. Originally formed in 2004 by Simon Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson on the back of a 3 track demo recorded in Simonʼs bedroom the band quickly set about making a name for themselves in their hometown with their unique take on dance music. The band were soon taken under the wing of Mogwai who signed them to their Rock Action label alongside the likes of Part Chimp and James Orr Complex.

To date they have released a series of 7” singles, EPs and their debut album ʻItʼs Not Something But It Is Like Whatever” through Rock Action and these releases have brought them to the attention of the mainstream media with support and acclaim for the band coming across the board from MTV, DJʼs like Zane Lowe, John Kennedy and Vic Galloway along with sessions at Maida Vale for Mary Anne Hobbs, Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens, magazines such as NME, Dazed and Confused and Rock Sound as well as tours and live dates with bands as varied as Underworld, Franz Ferdinand, Explosions In The Sky, Gary Numan and Mogwai.

2009 marked the recording of Errorsʼ sophomore release; “Come Down With Me”. Recorded and produced by the band in their customised studio “The Freezer” based in Glasgowʼs East End. The record builds on the merged sound of electronic and analogue that has become Errors signature. Angular, spiraling guitars, underpinned by truly mesmerising beats combined with euphoric synths and pop hooks.

ʻCome Down With Meʼ was released to critical acclaim in 2010 described in a 4 star review in Q as “a thrilling invitation” while NME hailed them as “one of the most interesting bands in the country”. The band are about to release a remix album of their sophmore release entitled ʻCelebrity Come Down With Meʼ featuring contributions from the likes of The Field, Gold Panda, Mogwai and Wax Stag as well as embarking on a co-headline UK tour with fellow Scots The Twilight Sad.

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Q – “Come Down With Me is a thrilling invitation” 4/5

Rock Sound – “A phenomenally fun record” 9/10

Drowned in Sound – 9/10

NME – “still doing it better than anyone else; ravier than Foals, more fun than Fuck Buttons more post-hardcore muscle than Metronomy.”

Loud & Quiet – 8/10

Clash – 7/10

The List – 4/5

The Skinny – 4/5

The Fly – “Errors Rule. There’s no debating it, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a bloody chump.” 4.5/5

This Is Fake DIY – 8/10

God Is In The TV – 4.5/5 “as second albums go this is about as emphatic as they come”

Front – 4/5

The Independent – “Not a come down. More a smooth gentle glide.”

The Quiet Us – “What shines through is a solid precocity, a ferocious confidence and a somewhat ironic belief if a lo-fi attack. In short, a latter-day electro-punk, bristling with attitude and invention.”

Gigwise – “The best album you will hear all year named after a Channel 4 daytime TV show.” 8/10

MusicOMH – “Errors have created something of a masterpiece with their second album.” 4/5

Amelia’s Magazine – “like acid era Factory records mechanically but sensitively rebooted into a post – emo, post – electro, post – post rock world.”


INDEPENDENT (EP OF THE WEEK) “Post rockers you can dance to… a tantalising debut offering”

“Pretty damn special and slightly mental – like all the best things in life”

SUN ****
“A panoramic and innovative record … pity there aren’t more that five songs”

“Instrumental music with its soul on edge… something you really need to hear.”

“Totally top notch fuzzy guitar stuff meets proper sub-bass, zoop zoop noises and electrotech touches in a delicate, hard-to-pull-off mix”

“A refreshingly different sound…creating claustrophobic soundscapes with sublime melancholy and instant boldness” 9/10

“what if these KERRAZY post-rock kids ditched their attempts at depth, kept their spiky guitars, got scuzzed up on laptop jiggery-pokery and truly got thier bosh on? Answer: Errors”

“beneath the myriad of microprocessors and the jungle of wires, something truly special lurks.”

“i wanna dance to errors, i wanna dance with errors. i want to place them in the middle of the floor and dance around them…soon to be the soundtrack to degree shows across the world.”

“a sound that will sit in days to come next to the likes of Squarepusher, Boards of Canada as well as Fourtet”

“errors are on Mogwai’s Rock Action label. ‘Hans Herman’ is a brilliant analogue wig-out. Instrumental too. Controversial!”

“this is soul music with machines, without words, batterypack motorik rhythms to cruise round airport car parks, music for 4am to take a long cold look at yourself to.”

“Marrying leftfield electro-noise with a strong sense of melody, Errors bridge the gap between avant garde experimentation and hummable synthpop…multi-layered and dense yet beautifully melodic.”

Rock Action Discography

rockact19 – Hans Herman (7” – Ltd 500 Only) (2005)

1. Hans Herman
2. Ah Ha Ha

rockactcd23 – How Clean Is Your Acid House (2006)

1. Mr. Milk
2. Terror Tricks
3. Crew Cut
4. Dizzee Rascal +1
5. Songos Ya Mongos!

rockact31 – Salut! France (7” – Ltd Coloured Vinyl) (2007)

1. Salut! France
2. Maeve Binchey

rockact35 – Toes (7” – Ltd 500 Only) (2008)

1. Toes
2. Period Drama

rockact36/cd – It’s Not Something But It Is Like Whatever (CD & Vinyl) (2008)

1. Dance Music
2. National Prism
3. Salut! France
4. Still Game
5. Toes
6. Crystal Maze
7. Cutlery Drawer
8. Pump
9. The Bagpipes
10. A Lot Of The Things You Don’t Isn’t

rockact47/cd – Come Down With Me (CD & Vinyl) (2010)

1. Bridge or Cloud?
2. A Rumour In Africa
3. Supertribe
4. Antipode
5. The Erskine Bridge
6. Sorry About The Mess
7. Germany
8. Jolomo
9. The Black Tent
10. Beards