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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.

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  • illusionvalley

    So sad I never got to see them live. Incredible band. Can only imagine the power they'd have on stage together.

    19 Mar 6:14am Reply
  • ReneRCI

    RIP. one of the best indie band...

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Ryounestud

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Ryounestud

    @Piske81 You can download their discography in lossless quality in this link: Just be patient because it is a torrent and there isn't much seeders but the torrent works fine.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • alefspfc

    music is good

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Burnthouse68

    The greatest loss to the Indie music scene... Lucky to see them twice once in Cornwall, with support from The Dogs and The Subways!!! In May, 2005 and then when they played at iTunes festival in London. Have all their Albums, Singles and many live CD and DVDs... makes me sad that Robs excesses and paranoia led to the demise on the band... Only band to match their talents is New Killer Shoes check them out...both live and on CD they're awesome.

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • loadminik88

    forever in our heart

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ashablack

    Wow this band got forgotten about quickly :/

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • ShamblesLoyal

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

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • Piske81

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

    15 Jan 2014 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 2014 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

    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
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