Their debut album was released on the same day as Arctic Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, and with the Sheffield quartet getting all the attention, the pressure was off for the four young wannabes from Brighton who enjoyed a slower, more gradual rise to stardom.
The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.
“I know that in the future I want to be in a committed, loving relationship and have kids.
Even though I’m happy being single, I spend a lot of time dreaming about being in love.
The lineup of the band remained constant until the departure of Rafferty in 2008.
Dan Logan served as a temporary replacement, until Peter Denton joined the band permanently in October 2008.