THEY appeared to have it all – the tunes, the clothes, the looks and most importantly, the rock ‘n’ roll attitude.
Huddersfield band TheMe, burst onto the scene in 2010 telling anyone who would listen that they were the future of indie music.
But despite the confidence, world domination wasn’t to be, and the band called it a day with a support slot for the Fun Lovin’ Criminals as their biggest ever gig.
Now they are back as blues rock group Tokyo Corner and have revealed that their former incarnation was not what it seemed.
The unsigned band say they were moulded into something they didn’t believe in and were told what to write, how to behave in interviews and even advised on what to wear.
Frontman, Luke Micklethwaite said their then manager had called the shots.
He said: “Before we were told what to do and now we’re free to do what we want.
“We were told to be indie rock ‘n’ roll and we were told to keep it all in line with what we were doing, so what we were writing we didn’t necessarily like.”
Guitarist, Kieran Howes, said: “It was all forced, it’s not how we are.
“We were told how to act on stage and what to wear.
“It was drilled into our head that we were an indie rock ‘n’ roll band, which is what we wanted to be, with a 60s style.
“But then the music was sort of a 90s style.
“A lot of our songs got changed and ended up as something totally different.
“One of my mates from Audit Control said ‘you look like you’ve all been put together like a boyband where everyone has their part’.
“Now we do what we want. It’s all exactly how we want it to be whereas before if we wanted to write a song it would get all changed.”