Ben Edge began writing and performing music at the age of 15 when he formed his first band called ‘The Ideots’ with a group of school friends. Later he formed ‘Thee Spivs' who toured Europe extensively and released three full length albums and a handful of singles on Damaged Goods Records before calling it a day in 2013. He has since began a new musical project called Ben Edge & The Electric Pencils. The name was inspired by a trip to The Collection de l'art brut museum in Lausanne, Switzerland where Ben Edge came across the drawings of the recently discovered outsider artist James Edward deeds (A.K.A the Electric Pencil). The band began originally as a two piece with Steve Coley playing the bass and drums as a one man band. After the duo recorded the debut album and made a video for the song ‘Extra Curricular’ the band temporarily split up. Ben Edge determined to see an official release for the album and keep the band going has since recruited Tom Wing on bass and Teodora Kosanović on drums. The songs themselves are both raw and well crafted and reminiscent of bands such as the Kinks, the Vaselines, the Velvet underground, the Violent Femmes and the Cramps to name a few. Last year saw the official release of the self titled debut album on both Almost Ready records and Edge's own newly formed label One Man Movement.