Composed of Abrar Hafiz (bass), Wasif Husain (drums), Dom Bouffard (guitar) and Michael Frankel (vocals), the users of the UK band 1st met up in college in London playing in a variety of different guises before buying the ultimate line-up. Drawn from your capital’s Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Algerian areas and with affects which range from rap to punk to raga, the music group soon attracted the eye from the music press, helped in no little component by their high energy displays and genre muddling audio. Quickly authorized by Warner Brothers Information, and profiting from the creation abilities of Chris Sheldon (the Foo Fighters, Feeder) the music group’s 2000 eponymous debut resided up with their early guarantee. Although evaluations to Asian Dub Base, and Trend Against THE DEVICE followed, the music group was in no way an agitpop clothing. Fluidly blending raga, funk and pop components with Bouffard’s slashing Stooges -motivated riffs and Frankel’s insistent vocals (that recalled Poor Brains’ H.R. ) generally shown on matters from the center. Critically acclaimed across a broad swathe from the music press, some impressive facilitates to Pitchshifter, the Workhorse Movement as well as the Bloodhound Gang had been accompanied by a trek across the Western european celebration circuit. The music group’s upward improvement was abruptly halted but when their label inexplicably fell them in 2001. Undeterred by this advancement and with a solid fanbase the music group continued to set up robust shows around the administrative centre.