Young Legionnaire are a British post-hardcore band made up of Milo’s Paul Mullen, Bloc Party’s Gordon Moakes, and Dean Pearson. The band’s original drummer was Will Bowerman of Brontide, I Was A Cub Scout and La Roux’s live drummer.
PAUL, GORDON & DEAN EXPLAIN ALL AT SONISPHERE FESTIVAL
In 2006, Yourcodenameis:milo started a collaborations project called “Print is Dead Vol. 1“, the idea being bands would go up to the YCNI:Milo studio in Newcastle and spend no longer than one day writing and recording a song for a record. Gordon Moakes was among the musicians who took part in the project, recording a track with the band called “Wait A Minute”. This started the idea of working together again, although commitments with their other bands had meant that they did not have time to. When Yourcodenameis:milo went on hiatus in 2007, Mullen joined The Automatic as a guitarist and vocalist, with Moakes continuing with Bloc Party.
During 2009, Moakes and Mullen started the band, with La Roux’s live drummer Will Bowerman completing the line up. In December 2009, with Bloc Party on hiatus and both The Automatic and La Roux inactive over the Christmas break, the band entered the studio. In January 2010, the group were revealed to be named “Young Legionnaire” and they played their first show at the end of January in London.On the 16th of August 2010, the band released their first single, the double A Side “Colossus/Iron Dream” on both limited edition vinyl and in .mp3 format on Holy Roar Records.
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