Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


This UK band comprises Russell Yates (vocals), Kevin ‘K.J.’ McKillop (guitar), Damien Warburton (drums) and Jeremy Tishler (bass). They inadvertently began the so-called ‘shoegazing’ movement, so dubbed because of the static nature of bands who focused on the floorboards instead of their audience, when Yates read lyrics taped to the floor. They rose to notoriety with supports to Lush, from whom they borrowed Chris Acland when Warburton failed to appear at gigs. Another temporary change arose when McKillop attended his child’s birth, and Tim Gane from Sterolab stepped in. Conversely, Yates moonlighted as a Stereolab guitarist and McKillop played with See See Rider. It was this sort of activity that fuelled ‘The Scene That Celebrates Itself’ tag, summoned by the Melody Maker’s Steve Sutherland to describe the incestuous nature of a clutch of upcoming bands who were not indulging in traditional rivalries. Three EPs on Hut...

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