Shaped in Blackburn, Lancashire, UK indie rock-band the Burn off was founded in 2001 by Daniel Davidson (guitar/vocals), Michael Spencer (guitar/vocals), Graham Rodgerson (guitar), Jason Place (bass), and Lee Walsh (drums/vocals). After attempting around the neighborhood indie circuit to discover the best section of a season, the band had been offered studio period by Damon Gough aka Terribly Drawn Boy after he previously noticed them playing in Manchester. Their demonstration material sparked main label curiosity and resulted in a recording agreement using the Virgin Information subsidiary Hut. Some support slot machine games with leading UK performers followed, including getting asked to become listed on Oasis on the 10th wedding anniversary tour, which helped to improve the Burn’s profile even more. Their debut, Sally O’Mattress, that was released in March 2003, drew evaluations to the prior year’s debut by Merseyside’s the Coral using its eclectic mixture of indie rock and roll, folky sing-a-longs, and slick harmonies.