Envy & Other Sins

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Envy & Other Sins
Envy & Other Sins.jpg
Envy & Other Sins performing in February 2006
(l-r: Jarvey Moss, Ali M. Forbes, Mark E. Lees)
Background information
Origin Birmingham, UK
Years active 2004–2009
Labels A&M
Website www.envyandothersins.co.uk
Past members Ali M. Forbes (vocals/guitar)
Jarvey Moss (synth)
Mark E. Lees (bass)
Jim "McDrum" Macaulay (drums)

Envy & Other Sins were a four piece band from Birmingham, England, who came to fame by winning Channel 4's nation-wide talent show mobileAct unsigned. They were the winners of the show, on which they won a £60,000 record contract with A&M Records. The contract allowed them to release one album and two singles. Their first single, "Highness", was released on March 3, 2008, and their debut album, We Leave At Dawn, was released on March 31, 2008.

On July 1, 2009 the band announced they were to split up.[1]

Musical style[edit]

Writing about the band in November 2006, British music magazine NME described their songs as "catchy in the extreme, with sweet harmonies, wicked hooks and choruses a-go-go".[2]



Year Album details
2008 We Leave at Dawn
  • Released: 31 March 2008
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD


Year Title Chart peak positions Album
2005 "Prodigal Son" Non-album single
2007 "Man Bites God" Non-album single
2008 "Highness" 65 We Leave at Dawn
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Demo songs[edit]

  • "Man Bites God"
  • "Step Across"
  • "Talk to Strangers"
  • "Tomorrow"
  • "(It Gets Harder to Be a) Martyr"
  • "Words Fail"
  • "Almost Certainly Elsewhere"
  • "The Company We Keep"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Phull, Hardeep; Smyth, Cassie (25 November 2006). "Radar Special". In McNicholas, Conor. NME (London: IPC Ignite!): 16. ISSN 0028-6362. OCLC 60624023. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Envy & Other Sins". Chart Stats. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 

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