The Music are an English rock band, originally formed in Kippax, Leeds, England in 1999 by Stuart Coleman, Phil Jordan, Robert Harvey, and Adam Nutter, who all met at Brigshaw High School
The Music began playing in 1999 and in 2001 a song Take the Long Road and Walk It circulated as a demo, before being released by Fierce Panda. Around this time the NME and Steve Lamacq were describing them as the best unsigned band in Britain, making the 1000-issue single a rarity from its day of release. The band were quickly signed by 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 entitled The Music which reached #4 in the UK. Their debut single was re-issued to promote the album, but only reached #14. Two further singles from the album, Getaway and The Truth is No Words reached #26 and #18. June 2003 saw them filling in for Zwan on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival.
In autumn 2004, they released their second album Welcome to the North (#8) and the accompanying single Freedom Fighters
years active 1999–present
origin Leeds, England
music genre Alternative Rock
current members Robert Harvey (musician) website www.themusic.co.uk