Popular Workshop came together when pseudo-brothers Jake and Luke found Gypsy and forced him to "sing whilst playing the guitar". One drums, one bass and one guitar was neither too little, nor too much, for the band to create a tightly wound precision assault of a live show.
They have played live with the likes of Los Campesinos!, Blood Red Shoes and Good Shoes to name but a few. On record they create their own world of art-disco and discordant chaos inspired by and compared to a spazzed-out danced up Sonic Youth, Bloc Party, Shellac and Elastica. They have recently recorded their debut album in Chicago with Steve Albini.