The Music

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 2000s


UK indie rock band formed in the late 90s in Kippax, Leeds, by Robert Harvey (21 May 1983, Yorkshire, England; vocals/guitar), Adam Nutter (b. Yorkshire, England; guitar), Stuart Coleman (b. Yorkshire, England; bass), and Phil Jordan (b. Yorkshire, England; drums). The quartet first played together in their mid-teens while still attending high school, originally under the less than prepossessing moniker, Incense. Renamed the Music, they pursued a raw psychedelic rock sound that harked back to the heyday of Led Zeppelin, and to the early 90s ‘Madchester’ scene and bands such as the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays, albeit with a less explicit dance influence. The quartet released their debut 7-inch single, ‘Take The Long Road And Walk It’, on the Fierce Panda label in May 2001. Limited to a 1, 000 copies, the single sold out within a week and established the band as one of the brightest new guitar bands on the UK rock scene. A major-label...

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