London-based four-piece indie-pop band formed in 1993. Very successful at the peak of Britpop in the mid-90’s scoring a debut number one album, knocking ’s Morning Glory? from the top spot. The Bluetones just missed out on a number one single with “Slight Return” , being kept away by ’s “Spaceman” . Scott joked that he actually bought a copy of “Spaceman”. In their early days they shared a house in Hounslow with . They decided to call it a day in 2011 with a farewell tour. Mark continued to record and tour solo material. The band reformed for an anniversary tour in 2015/6 and also re-released two demos on a limited 7" vinyl for the occasion. Eds went to school with of and, more famously, .