Tom Hingley and the Lovers

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Tom Hingley & The Lovers
Tom Hingley and The Lovers 2012
Background information
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Punk
Years active 1997–present
Labels Newmemorabilia Records
Members Tom Hingley
Steve Hanley
Paul Hanley
Kelly Wood
Andrew Tarling
Past members Jason Brown

The Lovers are a British Indie band formed by singer Tom Hingley (of Inspiral Carpets) and brothers Steve Hanley (bass guitar) and Paul Hanley (drums) - both former members of The Fall - with keyboardist Kelly Wood and guitarist Jason Brown. Following Brown's departure Andrew Tarling joined on guitar in 2012.

Their first album, Abba Are The Enemy,[1] was released in 2004. The follow up, Highlights [2] was released in March 2008.


Current members
Former members


  • "Yeah" (single) - Newmemorabilia Records - 2003
  • Abba Are The Enemy - Newmemorabilia Records - 2004
  • Highlights - Newmemorabilia Records - 2008

Compilation tracks[edit]

  • "Isolationtank" on Happiness by Tom Hingley, 2001, FFVinyl
  • "Online Pharmacy" on Shake (VA), 2004, Biff Bang Pow Records
  • "Boyband" on Out Of The Blue (VA), 2004, Blue Cat Records



  1. ^ Reynolds, Nick. "Tom Hingley and The Lovers: Abba Are The Enemy". BBC 6 Music, 18 November 2004. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. ^ BBC Manchester. "Tom Hingley a Lover and a Fighter". BBC Manchester, 18 April 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2012.

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