UK rock band based in Essex, England, formed by long-time school friends Dave McPherson (David Alexander John McPherson, 3 October 1982, Harold Wood, Essex, England; vocals/guitar), Joe Morgan (b. Joseph Edward Morgan, 19 October 1982, Harold Wood, Essex, England; bass), and Simon Taylor (b. 21 December 1983, Harold Wood, Essex, England; drums). McPherson and Morgan began jamming together in their early teens, rebelling against the cosy world of aspiring lower-middle class suburbia with its Volvo estates, divorcing parents, barbecues and copious pints of light 'n' bitter. With the addition of Taylor in 1996 they formed their first band, Drowned. The trio built up a solid reputation on the local rock circuit, but were still struggling to make any impact when they were talent spotted by the Music For Nations label in 2001. A recording contract ensued and the trio set about making their debut, although during the process they were forced for legal reasons to change...