The Bishops is a British independent rock band from London, England. Mike and Pete Bishop (who were educated at Chelsea College of Art and Design) are twins and met the third member of the group, Scottish Chris McConville, at a local pub, The Kings Head, at the Barbican Estate. The group was formed in 2002. Very influenced by the English rock of the years 1950 and 1960, The Bishops know however to put this musical genre up to date without ever plagiarizing their elders. They are also known for their energetic concerts, given in many countries (especially in Japan).
The group is formed in 2002 when twins Mike and Pete Bishop meet drummer Chris Mcconville at Kings Head, a pub located near a local YMCA at this time. The band plays regularly on London between 2002 and 2005 >>>>>.
They recorded a single in 2006 titled Higher Now with opposite B In the Night. Their first album, The Bishops, was released in the UK on April 23, 2007, and the following month in France. After the release of the album, the band is touring with bands and artists like The Enemy, Glasvegas, Reverend and the Makers and Laura Marling. At this time, they also play with The Fratellis, The Rakes, Jamie T, Plan B and Little Barrie. The group plays in festivals Bestival>, Lovebox>, 1234 Festival, Tapestry>, Transmusicales and the Frequency Festival in Austria. The album won the support of XFM, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Le Mouv (France), Virgin (Italy), FM4 (Austria) and appeared on television in Europe and Japan. The group appears on the cover of magazines such as Rolling Stone, NME>, Esquire, Dazed and Confused, The Sun, The Guardian> and is featured in the month records on Rock and Folk magazine.
The second album, For Now, was released on March 2nd, 2009 in England and on the 30th of the same month in France. In 2010, the band recruited a new member, Alex Bishop, a younger brother of the twins, and decided to move towards a more contemporary sound, moving away from the rock garage of its beginnings, for the release of a new EP, Sojourn. In October 2013, the band released their third album, All Lost Time.