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.[1] They were active between 2002 and 2008. Their sound was compared to My Bloody Valentine, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Queens of the Stone Age, Interpol, and The Stills.[2][3]

Former members[edit]

  • Neil 'Wu' Widdop – Vocals & Guitar
  • Ben Holden – Guitar & Keyboard
  • Gavin Bailey – Bass
  • Steve Wilson – Drums[1]
  • Chris Wall – Bass[4]


This Et Al formed in Bradford in November 2002.[1][5] 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.[4][6][7][8] After a run of sold out singles and heavy touring for several years, the band released their debut album, Baby Machine, in a limited pressing in 2006 before a wider release on 9 April 2007.[9] After a couple of member changes and a tour in Germany, the band released Figure Eight EP (19 May 2008),[5][10] 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,[11] as well as performing as part of Department M with former Grammatics member Owen Brinley. Guitarist Ben formed Bradford-based band Dolphins in 2009 and currently plays in alternative indie band, Big Love. Drummer Steve Wilson, after a stint in fellow Leeds act, Dinosaur Pile-Up, played for the London based band Japanese Voyeurs till 2012 before later joining Leeds-based metal band Hawk Eyes. Former bassist Gavin Bailey is now the frontman of synthpop act Secret Circuits.

The band, featuring the original lineup, reunited briefly for a one-off show with ¡Forward, Russia! at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on 30 November 2013, to celebrate the venue's 100th anniversary.[12]


Studio albums[edit]




  1. ^ a b c "Local Bands: This Et Al", BBC Leeds. Retrieved 7 June 2015
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  3. ^ Coyle, David (2007) "This Et Al - Baby Machine", The Skinny, 11 May 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  4. ^ a b Wright, Rob (2008) "This Et Al, Interview", Retrieved 7 June 2015
  5. ^ a b "This Et Al: The Future is Theirs for the Taking", Clash, 31 March 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2015
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  7. ^ Offord, Ruth (2006) "This Et Al Announce Winter Tour", Gigwise, 25 October 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  8. ^ Staines, Shelley-Ann (2006) "Monday 08/05/06 Scarling, Amusement Parks On Fire, This Et Al @ Academy 3, Manchester", Gigwise, 11 May 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  9. ^ Beig, Zoheir (2006) "This Et Al - 'Baby Machine' (Monotones) Released 13/11/06", Gigwise, 30 November 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  10. ^ Sheffield, Hazel (2008) "This Et Al Return With New EP", Gigwise, 27 March 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  11. ^ Catling, Simon Jay (2012) "Regaining Control: An Interview With Stalking Horse", The Quietus, 17 May 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2015
  12. ^ McDonald, James (2013) "A trip down memory lane! This Et Al and Forward Russia celebrate 100 years of Brudenell", Sunday Express, 1 December 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2015

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