|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||90s pop electronic rock alternative british indie alternative rock madchester|
Formed in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, in 1989 by James Atkin (28 March 1969, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England; vocals), Ian Dench (b. 7 August 1964, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England; guitar/keyboards), Derry Brownson (b. 10 November 1970, Gloucester, England; keyboards/samples), Zac Foley (b. Zachary Foley, 9 December 1970, Gloucester, England, d. 3 January 2002, London, England; bass), Mark Decloedt (b. 26 June 1969, Gloucester, England; drums), and Milf (DJ). All had previously been in local indie bands, with Dench in Apple Mosaic and Foley in the IUCs. The band claimed that EMF stood for Epsom Mad Funkers or, more controversially, and more attractive to the gutter press, Ecstasy Mother Fuckers. Parlophone Records countered that it stood for Every Mothers Favourites, which is hard to believe, given the bands notorious touring antics. Their record company signed them after just four gigs and without the advance warning...