Birthed in the summer of 2014 at a Canterbury club night called Hoochie Coochie, brothers Eric (guitar, vocals) and Jimi Tormey (drums, vocals), alongside bassist Joe Hunt, formed an alliance to bold sonic and artistic realms anew. Teaming with Margate-based promoters Art's Cool, Gang developed their own scene, putting on DIY shows in miniature theatres, disused art studios, and even bowling alleys, to showcase new music, art and poetry that had crawled out of the sea-soaked woodwork.
Just as that scene began to burgeon, Jimi moved to Brighton to study English, leaving an insurmountable geographical gap between the band members. Soon after, with little encouragement needed, the others followed suit and fell into a well-developed music scene upon arrival almost by accident. Finding their feet at various unbridled basement gigs, in January 2015 Gang teamed with fellow Brighton-dweller Theo Verney to record their ‘Silverback’ cassette which sold out instantly.
Having since won acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing’s Record Of The Week for their singles 'Eye Garden' and 'Animalia' along with NME’s Band Of the Day, featuring on Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records / Sexx Tapes collaborative cassette release, Margate, Kent vs New Paltz, New York, with a launch night curated by DIY Magazine. January's AA-Side release 'Animalia/Breath Before Death' also saw the band receive the support of Marc Riley with repeat spins on his 6Music show subsequently culminating in a live 6music session on Marc's show in Manchester.