Formed in late 2016 with the ethos of bringing to the fore raw, unapologetic alternative rock, the trio consists of Laurie Rowland (Bass guitar and vocals), Matt Drinkwater (Lead guitar and vocals) and George Topham (Drums). Drawing on influences such as The Cribs, Sleater-Kinney, Pulled Apart By Horses and Comet Gain the band spent the first year of their existence based in Nottingham before moving to Leeds in the later part of 2017, where they now reside. They made their debut in early 2017 with the release of the single City of Sin with accompanying B-Side Accused of Effeminacy. This was then followed by their second single in May 2017 Spiral Staircase and B-Side Mint and Marigold. All four tracks were recorded in December 2016 at Random Recording Studios, and produced by Guy Elderfield, receiving airtime from BBC Introducing.
"Off Kilter, pumped up alt-rock from the wilds of Grantham. The Varletts are certainly ones to watch." (I'm Not From London)
"Sounds good guys. Like the guitar playing and the spoken word bits. Nice job" (The Cribs)