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Kippax, Leeds, England (1999 – 2011)

The Music was a British alternative rock band, originally formed in Kippax, Leeds, England in 1999 by Stuart Coleman, Phil Jordan, Robert Harvey, and Adam Nutter.

In 2001 the song Take The Long Road And Walk It circulated as a demo, before being released by Fierce Panda. The band were quickly signed by EMI/Virgin imprint, Hut, who released their first EP You Might as Well Try to Fuck Me.

In 2002, following another EP, The People, they released their eponymous debut album.

In Autumn 2004, they released their second album, Welcome To The North, and the accompanying single Freedom Fighters, before touring with Incubus. One of the singles from the album, Breakin’, became a hit on American rock radio.

Their eagerly awaited third album entitled Strength In Numbers was released in June 2008. However, in September 2010, singer/songwriter Robert Harvey confirmed the group’s intention to split, and on 31 March 2011 the band announced a series of farewell shows in Japan and the UK.

Their official UK website is http://www.themusicuk.com/.

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  • ashablack

    Wow this band got forgotten about quickly :/

    25 Jul 2:09pm Reply
  • ShamblesLoyal

    One of the most under-rated bands of all time. I miss them a lot.

    20 May 10:11pm Reply
  • Piske81

    Can anyone give me a link to download their first album, can't find it anywhere..

    15 Jan 10:16pm Reply
  • dirtstyles

    They did get recognition, by the NME in the early days and they were huge in Japan...trouble was they left it too long between recording albums

    7 Jan 12:05pm Reply
  • ashablack

    I hate that I can't rip their first two cd's on to itunes!!

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Belloqs_Ghost

    Just bought Strength in Numbers, and now own all three albums. Jeez, these guys were good.

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Strokarlos

    I will forever blame the band's name for the lack of recognition they got. [4] <=== THIS!!! [2]

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ett_smeknamn

    does anyone know anything about the guitar player and the drummer's new projects? The D.O.T. was a big disappointment, he should've staying in The Music.

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    what an inventive band name.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • IceSpoon

    I will forever blame the band's name for the lack of recognition they got. [3] <=== THIS!!!

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Ginsoakedboy21

    For your pleasure... the very hidden track off the first album, the awesome New Instrumental http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp2a6rx2hG4&feature=youtu.be

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • edublancas

    I will forever blame the band's name for the lack of recognition they got. [2]

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • anaka1141

    I will forever blame the band's name for the lack of recognition they got.

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • MoiCapriceJunky

    yes, Rob Harvey formed a band with Mike Skinner. The D.O.T.

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Sammy20

    Too high - Like this song up until the fast part kicks in. Despite that, still a killer tune.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Sammy20

    First album = Gold.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Davenation

    This band is fucking brilliant. [3]

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • placebo_molko

    Didn't this guy start a new band? anyone knows how it's called? not only their cds are impossible to find, also any good info about them

    6 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Alidjow

    Great Band, Best Singer/Dancer. Sad they split... They were so creative and deserve more recognition....

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • steffko99

    This music is fucking kick my ass....

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
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