The Time Travelling Pirates
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Founded by Hurtly Tiberium Chambers and Trilby in late 2009, the eclectic duo put the turd from the noughties truly back in the toilet and most recently, they grabbed the turd from the 2010's back out of the toilet!
Neither of them were part time lavatory cleaners.
In April 2010 the band recruited lead singer Ari Böðvarsson, after an incident involving an ice cream truck and a tube of superglue resulted in a high profile court case in which Ari's appointment was the outcome.
Ari's input was evident from the start, with the band now enjoying a new direction of effervescent pop tunes to please even the chavviest punk! His weak and warbling vocals, teamed with Trilby's ability to play his guitar with his urinal tube, and backed by Hurtly's deranged album art and occasional contribution of astonishingly, abnormal lyrics , are what give the band their unique sound which has been commended by both John Peel (ask him to prove it!) and the king of pop himself, Kool-Aid guy.
One of their most popular singles, "Why Don't You Tie Me onto Wembley Stadium, Girl?", which has been recently adopted as the official anthem for the English football team, featured an independent freestyle rapper on vocals. He provided the lyrics without the band's consent.
Most of the band members were killed during the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Trilby then decided to go solo.
During the band's early formation, there was mass controversy over the apparent "racist" lyrical content of one of the band's songs, "Hating on Haiti". Despite the work being a charity single, the band were criticised for crossing the line of the publics' liberal moral compass and sympathetic views on the Haitan people.
As of 19th May 2010, it has announced that Ari has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease (touch-wood) and is now taking his hiatus from the band's output. In his place, the return of Hurtly's regular output of supreme pop has been welcomed by his fans and enemies worldwide. However this was not the case and the brilliant Time Travelling Pirates were then on hiatus as a whole.
The release of Wank On The Village Green signalled the end of the hiatus but the output of new songs seem to have slowed down. The band kept on stressing that they "do make progress" and subsequently announced that their next project will be the remix of Metric's Fantasies album(which is now abandoned), followed by 6 remixes of their own songs as well as some new original material resting somewhere on Trilby's laptop encrypted with a 128 bit encryption algorithm.
The band kicked off 2011 with the misanthropic F291, followed by the dramatic Meanwhile in Flat #4, and the first of the 6 announced remixes; This Is The Other Half. After a few mishaps, Trilby went all Sci-Fi with the album Kevin's Guide to the Galaxy.
"There are so many things I could cut down but this isn't one of them" - David Cameron
"Who needs nuclear weaponry when the Ministry of Defence has music from TTTP" - Nick Pope
"A new low" - The Time Travelling Pirates
"So this is what you spend your time doing?" - Hurtly's mum
"Ugly music for ugly people" - Andrew Marr
"Kraftwerk meets hardcore techno playschool" - Silverlage