The Boy Least Likely To

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The Boy Least Likely To

The Boy Least Likely To are an English indie pop duo, composed of composer/multi-instrumentalist Pete Hobbs and lyricist/singer Jof Owen. They met in Wendover, England, where they grew up and attended school together. They started writing and recording songs together as well as setting up their own record label Too Young To Die in 2002. Before they had even played their first live show they had completed their debut album The Best Party Ever and had released three singles including Papercuts. They released The Best Party Ever in 2005.

The duo describe their sound as ‘Country Disco’ in their track I’m glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star. Their carefree happy-go-lucky melodies, xylophones and cartoon artwork are often juxtaposed by their dark melancholic lyrics. Rolling Stone Magazine described them as sounding like ‘all your childhood stuffed animals got together and started a band’.

Their second album, Law Of The Playground was delayed released but was finally out in 2009 followed a few years later by their third album The Great Perhaps which featured Gwenno Saunders vocals on the single It Could’ve Been Me. It also contains quite a few other singles they released Climbing Out Of Love, I Keep Falling In Love With You Again and Michael Collins. They have also released a Christmas album called The Boy Least Likely To Christmas Special which included eight of their own Christmas songs and three traditional ones.

In 2014 Jof Owen started a side project called Legends of Country releasing the singles That's What We Talk About When We Talk About Country and It's A Long Way Back From A Dream


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