Graphic showing Instant Species inset within the triangle artwork associated with the bands current album Hills
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|| We are Instant Species, a band from Huddersfield, UK.
|| Making music since 1997.
|| We have released 9 albums in 22 years.
|| We have played hundreds of gigs.

|| we are:
|| Rick: lead vox / guitar
|| Stu: bass guitar / backing vox
|| Nick: drums

Photo of Instant Species featuring all three members - Stuart Criddle, Rick Garnett and Nick Hynes


Locked down for now

Of course like all other musicians and artists we are currently unable to play live due to the lock down restrictions that are in place within the UK. We will be back one day soon to a stage near you. Until then keep safe and keep smiling. Better times are always just around the corner.


The Devils Hand
Taken from the album "Hills" and the "The Devils Hand EP"

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The best way to find out what we are up to is to like us on Facebook, where are the most active. But for those who prefer another way to go then you can check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Youtube - all the details below.

Just love us and we’ll love you back.

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Listen / Download / Buy / Stream

After all, it’s all about the music. We love what we do and hope you do too.
Here's what you can find out there - so go on, give it a whirl.

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Listen to most of our back catalogue and buy / download our releases

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Amazon Music

Listen and/ or buy MP3’s on Amazon Music. Ask Alexa to play Instant Species

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Stream our latest releases on Deezer

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Sync our music with instrumentals available on Getty

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