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Tom Hingley and the Lovers
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Tom Hingley and the Lovers were a British alternative rock band formed by singer Tom Hingley (of Inspiral Carpets), brothers Steve Hanley (bass guitar) and Paul Hanley (drums) (both former members of The Fall), keyboardist Kelly Wood and guitarist Jason Brown. Brown was initially replaced by Rahman Baloch and Andrew Tarling joined on guitar in 2012 for their final dates. In September 2022 the band announced they were reforming with Jason Brown back on guitar for two one off shows in 2023 February 3 AATMA in Manchester and February 4th at the 100 Club in London , the band have no intention of adding any more release or shows these two shows
Their first album, Abba Are The Enemy , was released in 2004.The follow-up, Highlights , was released in March 2008.
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Abba Are the enemy is the debut album by Tom Hingley and the Lovers, which features Inspiral Carpets singer Tom Hingley, Steve Hanley and Paul Hanley from Manchester punk band The Fall. It was released in 2004. The album was given a six out of ten rating by PopMatters, with reviewer John Bergstrom calling "Online Pharmacy" as a "Hendrix redux", and stating that Hingley sounds "like the bastard child of Paul Weller and Roger Daltrey".
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