The Beta Band were a Scottish musical group formed in 1996. They were critically acclaimed and achieved a cult status. Their style was described as being "folktronica", a blend of folk, Scottish, electronic, rock, trip hop, and experimental jamming.
The Beta Band disbanded in 2004 but during the course of their career, they were hailed by both Radiohead and Oasis.
The Beta Band formed in 1996 around St Andrews Scotland musicians Steve Mason (vocals, guitar) and Gordon Anderson. The two had plans to call their group The Pigeons but later changed their minds. As they pulled together songs for their debut EP, Champion Versions, they added Robin Jones (drums) and John Maclean (DJ, sampler, keyboards). Steve Duffield was the original bassist but quit the band soon after recording Champion Versions. Not long after they were signed to Regal/Parlophone, AndersonЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Broke [сингл]
- Champion Versions [25.07.1997, макси-сингл]
- The Patty Patty Sound [02.03.1998, макси-сингл]
- Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos [20.07.1998, макси-сингл]
- The Beta Band [21.06.1999, альбом]
- To You Alone / Sequinsizer [24.01.2000, сингл]
- Broke / Won [02.07.2001, сингл]
- Hot Shots II [07.07.2001, альбом]
- Human Being [15.10.2001, сингл]
- Squares [04.02.2002, сингл]
- Assessment [12.04.2004, сингл]
- Heroes to Zeros [26.04.2004, альбом]
- Out-Side [12.07.2004, сингл]
- The Three E.P.’s [28.09.1998, сборник]
- The Best of The Beta Band: Music [03.10.2005, сборник]
- The Regal Years: 1997-2004 [07.10.2013, сборник]