This Et Al

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This Et Al
Origin Leeds, England
Genres Indie rock
Alternative rock
Years active 2002–2008
Labels On The Bone Records
Dance To The Radio
FC Recordings
Members Wu - Vox & Guitar
Ben Holden - Guitar
Gavin Bailey - Bass
Steve Wilson - Drums
Past members Simon Stevens - Bass
Chris Wall - Bass

This Et Al were an English alternative rock band, from Leeds and Bradford, West Yorkshire. They were active between 2002 and 2008. Their sound was often compared to My Bloody Valentine, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Queens of the Stone Age and Interpol.[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Neil 'Wu' Widdop – Vocals & Guitar
  • Ben Holden – Guitar & Keyboard
  • Gavin Bailey – Bass
  • Steve Wilson – Drums


This Et Al formed in Bradford in November 2002. All of their releases enjoyed airtime on MTV2, as well as BBC Radio 1 and XFM. They toured with Minus The Bear, Scarling., Amusement Parks On Fire and ¡Forward, Russia!, and also appeared at the Download Festival and Leeds Festival.[2] After a run of sold out singles and heavy touring for several years, the band released their debut album, Baby Machine, on 9 April 2007. After a couple of member changes and a tour in Germany, the band released Figure Eight EP (19 May 2008) followed by a retrospective collection entitled B-Sides & Rarities. The group disbanded in June 2008 following a run of internal disagreements.

Post-This Et Al, frontman Wu went on to record and release his solo project, Stalking Horse, as well as performing as part of Department M with former Grammatics member Owen Brinley. Guitarist Ben formed Bradford-based band Dolphins and currently promotes live music around the region. Drummer Steve Wilson, after a stint in fellow Leeds act, Dinosaur Pile-Up, played for the London based band Japanese Voyeurs till 2012. He is currently the drummer for Hawk Eyes. Former bassist and original member Gavin Bailey is now the frontman of synthpop act Secret Circuits.


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