The Servant (band)
Autograph session at Fnac Saint-Lazare (Paris, France)
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop|
|Labels||Prolifica, Recall Group|
|Past members||Dan Black
Their first introduction to an American audience was in the trailer of the film Sin City with the instrumental version of their song "Cells". This version of "Cells" is not on the Sin City soundtrack, but it can be downloaded via their website ("Cells" was also used in the film The Transporter and Transporter 2, along with their song, "Body"). Since the Sin City trailers, there has been significant U.S. interest in their records and demands for live concerts. The band released their fourth album entitled How To Destroy A Relationship in 2006.
Before achieving commercial success in 2004 with their self-titled album, released by Prolifica Records in the UK and by Recall Group in France, The Servant released two EP's: Mathematics in 1999 and With the Invisible in 2000.
On 26 November 2007, the band announced on their blog at MySpace that they were splitting up "to move on to pastures new".
On 8 September 2014, to mark the 10 years since the release of their first album, The Servant released a 'Best Of' compilation for digital downloads called "Collection" world-wide. The compilation album features previously unreleased tracks, such as "Away". The Single "Away", recorded with producer Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, The Charlatans) was released on 23 June 2014.
- Dan Black - vocals, rhythm guitar
- Chris Burrows - lead guitar
- Matt Fisher - bass
- Trevor Sharpe - drums
Dan Black was the lead singer for the band; he also played guitar and wrote many of the band's songs. He is also known as a guest vocalist for the Italian group Planet Funk. Black has since begun a solo career releasing Billboard single Symphonies and touring across the United States.
- Mathematics (1999)
- With the Invisible (2000)
- The Servant (2004)
- How to Destroy a Relationship (2006)
- "The Apes and the Chimpanzees"
- "In a Public Place"
- "Milk Chocolate" (Promo)
- "I Can Walk in Your Mind" (Promo)
- "How To Destroy a Relationship"
- "(I Should Be Your) Girlfriend"
- "Hey Lou Reed"
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