Graphic showing Instant Species inset within the triangle artwork associated with the bands current album Hills
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|| We are Instant Species, a band from Huddersfield, UK.
|| Making music since 1997.
|| We have released 9 albums in 22 years.
|| We have played hundreds of gigs.

|| we are:
|| Rick: lead vox / guitar
|| Stu: bass guitar / backing vox
|| Nick: drums

Photo of Instant Species featuring all three members - Stuart Criddle, Rick Garnett and Nick Hynes


Saturday 21st March, 2020

The Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge

If gives us great pleasure to be playing again at the now re-opened and restored Puzzle Hall Inn. If you have never been to the venue we highly recommend it. Over the years it has been one of our favourite places to gig. The room is really compact and intimate and makes for a cracking atmosphere. This will also be a two set affair so we will be trying out loads of new stuff and few oldies for good measure. It's free entry and if you like the band you can chip a couple of quid in to the hat passed round at the end of the evening. It will be a cracker and we can't wait. Don't miss this one.

Doors open all day - Free. First set approx 9pm.


Lately they hate me
Taken from the album "Hills" and the "Lately they hate me EP"

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