b. Eccles, Manchester, Britain. This off-kilter UK singer-songwriter started documenting his sparse however strangely participating guitar-based electronica on basic four-track gear while still at university or college. His demonstration was noticed by UK indie Twisted Nerve Information in early 2003, using the label’s founders Damon Gough aka Terribly Drawn Boy and Andy Votel recognising a kindred soul. After many unanswered e-mails to Smith they finally bought their guy and after hearing around 20 tunes he was authorized to the label. Then performed them another 70 tunes and within several months the to begin two mini-albums premiered, AWARE OF Aidan Smith and AWARE OF Aidan Smith 2. Track titles such as for example ‘The Nitwit Jive’ and ‘Jellyfish Track’ illustrated the surreal character of Smith’s muse, but on the next or third pay attention the artistry behind his songwriting started to sparkle through. Both mini-albums received crucial plaudits from your mainstream UK press. Smith finished live dates to get Terribly Drawn Young man, I Am Kloot, as well as the Thrills, while completing focus on his full-length debut recording.