Brit-pop got a new face in the new millennium, thanks to the burgeoning popularity of new bands like Coldplay and Doves. The Music was a part of that young crowd, taking over the U.K. indie charts by storm during the summer of 2002. Comprised of schoolhood chums Stuart Coleman, Adam Nutter, Robert Harvey, and Phil Jordan, the Music first emerged from the suburbs of Leeds in 1999. They were just teenagers at the time, and the band practiced between studies and dinner time for the following two years. By early 2001, Radio 1 celebrity DJ Steve Lamacq had hailed the Music as the "best unsigned band in Britain," thanks to the raw rock power of their demo "Take the Long Road and Walk It." Fierce Panda Records secured the album's distribution rights and released a limited edition of 1,000 copies in May 2001.