UK writing duo ‘Living with eating disorders’ is Andrea Kerr and Jared Hawkes who began writing together in 2003. the band caught the attention of renowned producer John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, NIN) who produced their debut EP ‘White Like Snow’ which was released in August 2004 on Johns label ‘Something to Listen To’.
the band received high praise for the EP and played several UK shows including support for ‘Psychic TV’ and ‘Whitehouse’ in London, but increasing pressure surrounding the name forced the band to withdraw from the public eye and in March 2005 LWED performed their last gig – a multimedia gallery project ‘parliament of monsters’, with live sets, projections and sculptures.
Keen to move beyond the controversy surrounding the name, the band returned on Halloween 2005 as Colt, to release their debut album ‘These Things Can’t Hurt You Now, So Throw Them in The Fire’ on John Fryers label ‘Something to Listen to’ to critical acclaim from the independent worldwide press.
In 2008, after changes in the live line-up and the dissolution of ‘Something to Listen to’, Colt released the EP ‘You hold on to what’s not real’ featuring four tracks, and remixes by artists including Arlen Figgis and William Bennett, on their own label ‘obvious records’ along with the video for ‘Black Rabbits’. They also re-released ‘These things can’t hurt you now, so throw them in the fire’ with bonus tracks ‘Arm’ and ‘Lullaby Remix’ by Arlen Figgis featuring Mike Figgis on Trumpet, from the LWED EP ‘White Like Snow’, and the previously unreleased ‘Gag Reflex’.
In 2016 Andrea contributed lyrics and vocals to the track ‘She Stands on a Storm’ by John Fryer for his project ‘Black Needle Noise’. Jared and Andrea are currently working on music to be released later this year