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This UK indie band was heralded in some quarters as the new Manic Street Preachers upon the release of their 2002 debut, God Bless Miss Black America, owing in no small part to their penchant for provocative sloganeering. The nucleus of the Suffolk-based band is Seymour Glass (vocals/guitar), Mickey Smith (bass), and Neil Baldwin (drums), all of whom supposedly first met at a drum ‘n’ bass night in Cambridge. The trio soon began building a local following, which led to a support slot on the Dandy Warhols’ UK tour. In 2000, Miss Black America released an untitled four-track demo, as well as welcoming to the fold a second guitarist, Gish. The quartet issued a steady stream of EPs and singles, leading to the release of their debut album in September 2002.