Space (Britpop-era indie rock band)

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Space are an English indie band from Liverpool, who came to prominence in the mid-1990s with hit singles such as "Female of the Species", "Me and You Versus the World", "Neighbourhood", "Avenging Angels" and "The Ballad of Tom Jones". They worked with both Tom Jones in 1999 and Cerys Matthews a year earlier. The band had formed in 1993 and released three studio albums, plus a number of charting singles, before eventually disbanding in 2005. In 2011, two years after the death of original drummer Andy Parle, the band announced they would reunite with Tommy Scott, Jamie Murphy and Franny Griffiths returning alongside three new members, crowd-funding their first album in a decade, Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab. A follow-up album is due late-2016.

The melodic core of Space's sound was inspired by 1960s guitar groups such as The Kinks and The Who, which got them tagged as part of the Britpop scene. However, their imaginative, pioneering usage of electronic instruments and sampling drew mostly from post-punk, ska, hip hop and vintage film soundtracks. Each member of the group had wildly different tastes in music, which they often brought to the fore of their work. The band were also known for their delibaretely over-the-top, dark humoured lyrics, which frequently dealt with topics such as serial killers, failed relationships, social outcasts, and mental illness.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Spiders Space 4 5
1998 Tin Planet Space 4 4
2004 Suburban Rock'n'Roll Space 1
2014 Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab Space 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Greatest Hits Space 1
2003 Greatest Hits and Unheard Bits Space 1
2009 Avenging Angels: The Best of Space Space 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Invasion of the Spiders Space 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Female of the Species Space 2
1996 Neighbourhood Space 3
1996 Me and You Versus the World Space 2
1997 Avenging Angels Space 2
1997 Dark Clouds Space 1
1997 The Ballad of Tom Jones Space with Cerys of Catatonia 2
1998 Begin Again Space 2
2002 Zombies Space 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Money / Kill Me Space 1
1998 The Bad Days EP Space 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Love You More Than Football Space 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Music for Aliens Space 1

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