Ben Edge & The Electric Pencils was formed in 2015 by the Artist/Painter Ben Edge who was formerly of Thee Spivs. 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. This year sees the official release of their self-titled debut album on both Almost Ready records and the band's own label One Man Movement.