The Whip (band)

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The Whip
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Audioriver Festival 2009 in Poland
Background information
Origin Oldham, England
Genres Indie rock
Dance-punk
Electro house
Techno
Years active 2006–present
Labels Southern Fried Records, Kitsuné, Razor & Tie
Website Official Website
Members Bruce Carter
Fiona "Lil Fee" Daniel
Nathan Sudders
Alex Carter
Past members Danny Saville

The Whip are a band whose founding members, Bruce Carter and Danny Saville, hail from Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. They were previously in the hotly tipped four-piece Nylon Pylon, who were signed to London Records and supported The Music on their 2003 Tour. The rhythm section is Nathan Sudders (bass), who also plays in Manchester band Tokolosh[1] and Fiona "Li'l Fee" Daniel (drums), who was previously in Colne based band Earl. The band play a form of electronic dance-rock that is heavily indebted to LCD Soundsystem, but also mixes in elements of post-punk output reminiscent of New Order, Gary Numan and Depeche Mode.

Band history[edit]

The Whip debuted in 2006 with the single Frustration, a limited edition 7" issued by the British label Kids. They subsequently released several singles on record labels such as Kitsuné, before their debut album X Marks Destination emerged on 24 March 2008 on Southern Fried Records. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, best known for his work with Björk, Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys.

Tracks "Trash" and "Divebomb" featured on the Kitsune Maison Compilations 3 and 4 respectively,[2][3] whilst "Muzzle #1", appears in the soundtrack for the FIFA 09 video game.[4] But it is "Trash" that has given the band its widest exposure to date, having been used in a national TV advertising campaign for Coors Light Beer, which debuted in 2009.[5] "Trash" is also the theme tune of clips show Rude Tube.

Band members have also been commissioned to do remixes for bands such as Editors, Hadouken! and The Courteeners, on their track "Fallowfield Hillbilly".

Following the release of their debut album founding member and keyboard player Danny Saville left the band to become Account Manager at GV Multi-Media.[6]

Wired Together, the band's second studio album, was released on 26 September 2011 to mixed reviews.[7] [8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Frustration" (2006, Kids)
  • "Trash" (2006, Lavolta Records)
  • "Divebomb" (2007, Kitsuné)
  • "Muzzle #1" (2007, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Sister Siam" (2007, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Blackout" (2008, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Trash" (2008, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Secret Weapon" (2011, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Movement" (2011, Southern Fried Records)

Remixes[edit]

2007
2008

Use of Tracks[edit]

Trash appeared on ITV's FA Cup "All men are equal" adverts.

Trash appeared on TV advertisements for Coors Light Beer in the UK.

Trash was used in the American sitcom Secret Girlfriend during a striptease scene.

Trash was used as the backing track for Channel 4's series Rude Tube during the opening scenes.

Trash was featured in the music podcast 'Chuck G's New Music Podcast'[9] (18 February 2009) on iTunes

Trash was used in various promotional videos[10] for the Microsoft Zune HD as well as a video that plays at first launch of the Zune desktop software.[11]

Trash was used in the Evolution Studios MotorStorm: Pacific Rift soundtrack.

Trash was used in the Midnight Club: Los Angeles soundtrack on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Trash appears on Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 3 soundtrack for Xbox 360.

Blackout was featured in EA Sports' NBA Live 2009

Blackout appeared throughout the first season of the Dave programme "Batteries Not Included".

Blackout featured in a promo video[12] and the introductory video[13] played on first boot of the Microsoft Zune HD.

Muzzle #1 was used in the video game EA Sports FIFA 09.[14]

Divebomb was used in the video game The Sims 2.

Fire was featured in Electronic Arts' Need for Speed: Undercover soundtrack.

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