Weaned on the raw, passionate, two-minute tunes of the Who, the Kinks, and the Clash, the Len Price 3 are a high-energy garage combo from the Medway district of North Kent in the United Kingdom. Comprised of Glenn Page on guitar and vocals, Steve Huggins on bass, and Neil Fromow on drums (no; no one in the band is named Len Price), the Len Price 3 got their start at a bar in Maidstone where bands could pay for the privilege of rehearsing in front of the drinking customers; when the trio was banned for playing too loud, they simply changed their name and booked another gig under the new moniker a few weeks later. Eventually, the band found an audience for their revved-up, no-nonsense sound, and found themselves sharing stages with a wide variety of noted acts, from the Libertines to the Buff Medways (featuring British garage icon Billy Childish).
In 2005, the Len Price 3 came to the attention of the Australian label Laughing Outlaw Records, who signed the band and released their debut single, "Christian in the Desert" b/w "Dorolea," as well as their first album, Chinese Burn. The album received strong reviews and the band toured extensively in the United Kingdom, as well as coming to America for the first time to play the 2006 South by Southwest Music Conference. In 2006, the Len Price 3 signed with Wicked Cool Records, a new label founded by garage rock maven Steven Van Zandt. However, cross talk between the group, Wicked Cool, and Laughing Outlaw prevented their second LP, Rent a Crowd, from reaching stores until May 29, 2007. A third effort, the slightly slicker and less-tethered-to-the-garage-sounding Pictures, arrived in early 2010. After a long break that included a perhaps unsurprising change in labels, the band returned in early 2014 with a new album, Nobody Knows. ~ Mark Deming