were a British alternative rock
band that band formed in 1988 in Oxford
, consisting of Andy Bell
, Mark Gardener
, Laurence Colbert, and Steve Queralt. The band were initially part of the "shoegazing
" scene. Following the break-up of the band in 1996, members moved on to various other projects, most notably Bell who became the bass player for Oasis
. In 2001, the band were briefly reunited for a one-off performance for a television show.