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Discography

Discography:

Singles:

May 2004 - "This Is For The Poor"

Oct 2004 - "Stan Bowles"

Jan 2005 - "Lackey"

April 2005 - "William"

Oct 2006 "The Truth That Hurts"

Feb 2007 "Always Be Mine"

March 2008 "Probate"

April 2012 "Hardly Know Me/I'll Keep You Safe"

Albums

Jan 2005 "The Others"
Oct 2006 "Inward Parts"
Dec 2012 "(Demos For) Songs For The Disillusioned"
TBA 2013 "Songs For The Disillusioned"

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The band formed in 2002 and quickly became renowned for their riotous live shows.

By 2004, they had started to perform so-called "guerilla gigs", which saw them play on a Hammersmith and City Line tube train, on the dodgems at the Leeds festival, and on the famous Abbey Road crossing in London. The band, particularly lead singer Dominic Masters, maintain a close relationship with their fanbase, affectionately known as the 853 Kamikaze Stage-Diving Division. The band are also known for accessibility which resulted in the popularity of the websites forum, which played a key part in keeping the fanbase together and organizing the following to collect together for gigs.

Signing to Alan McGee's Poptones label for their first single, the anthemic This Is For The Poor, they signed to Universal for their self-titled debut album which divided critics and public alike on its release in 2005. The album did, however spawn three Top 40 singles for the band; Stan Bowles, Lackey and William.

In April 2005 the NME awarded The Others the John Peel Innovation Award at the Brat Awards.

In October 2006, they released their second album, Inward Parts.

Three singles were released from this album; Truth That Hurts (in 2006), Always Be Mine (in 2007) and Probate (in 2008). After a hectic touring schedule and following further UK and European live dates in February 2008, the band went on a temporary hiatus.

After a (publicly) quiet period, The Others played their first live show in three years, a sold out show at The Lexington in London in September 2011. One month later they decamped to a studio in Kent to record eight new songs which would make up the third album.

In April 2012 the band released the double A side single Hardly Know Me/I'll Keep You Safe; their first new material in 4 years and this was accompanied by a two week UK tour.

On Christmas Eve 2012, the band gave away the demos for the 3rd Album; "Songs For The Disillusioned" for free via http://theothersuk.bandcamp.com/ . This news was subsequently covered by the NME: http://www.nme.com/news/the-others/67935

The response was tremendous, surpassing the band’s expectations, going viral and picking up coverage from in the UK, as well as Spain, Argentina, France, Canada, Germany and Italy amongst others. The free download allocation was reached within 2 days and in order to meet demand and keep the tracks available for free, they had to be uploaded to multiple separate sites.

In January 2013, the band announced their decision to offer fans a free download package for every month of 2013. This news was subsequently reported by the digitalspy website: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a455786/the-others-announce-monthly-free-downloads-for-2013.html

A message from the band said: “After all the interest we received in terms of downloads/plays/streams of the demo album, we thought it would be nice for people to be able to hear how two of the songs had already developed from those skeletal 2011 demos.”

The band will spend 2013 playing festivals, live dates and writing and recording for their 4th album.