Alternative rock band formed in Leeds, England in 1995 by brothers Jason Perry, Adam Perry and Giles Perry alongside Mark Chapman and Stevie Swindon.

A were originally called 'Grand Designs', but abandoned this name before signing with Warner Bros. Records in 1996. They released their first album 'How Ace Are Buildings' in 1997. After this, bassist Stevie Swindon left and was replaced by Daniel P. Carter (current host of BBC1's Rock Show).

A licensing agreement for the U.S. and Canada was reached with Mammoth Records. Their second album ''A' Vs. Monkey Kong' was released in 1999 and followed by a live album 'Exit Stage Right' in 2000. Their third album, 'Hi-Fi Serious' was released in 2002.

Their fourth album 'Teen Dance Ordinance' was recorded in 2003 but due to the illness of Jason Perry and disputes with the record company it's release was delayed until 2005. This album features a straighter rock sound and the keyboards and samples that were present on the earlier albums are almostly completely absent. Hollywood Records had agreed to release this album in the states but eventually decided against doing so.

After the release of 'Teen Dance Ordinance' the band have been on hiatus and the members have been working on other projects. In 2008 the band announced that they were back in the studio working on new material and have since began touring again.
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A Discography


8573 83240 2 A How Ace Are Buildings (Album) Tycoon Recordings, Tycoon Recordings 8573 83240 2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
3984 27695-2 A 'A' Vs Monkey Kong (Album) Tycoon Recordings 3984 27695-2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
206 165 630-2 A Hi-Fi Serious (Album) London Records 206 165 630-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
WPCR-12065 A Teen Dance Ordinance (Album) London Records WPCR-12065 Japan 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TY2 PY102 A House Under The Ground (Single) Tycoon Records TY2 PY102 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TY1, 850 648-7 A 5 In The Morning / 8 Fingers (Single) Tycoon Recordings, Tycoon Recordings TY1, 850 648-7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TY 4 A No. 1 (Single) Tycoon Records (5), Tycoon Records (5) TY 4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TYCD 3, 0422 850 889-2 (2) A Bad Idea (Single) Tycoon Records (5), Tycoon Records (5) TYCD 3, 0422 850 889-2 (2) UK 1997 Sell This Version
COUP006 A / Glitterbox A / Glitterbox - House Under The Ground / Take Me To Bed(CD, Maxi) Revolution Singles Club COUP006 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TYCDP 7, 044 079-2 A Sing-A-Long (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records TYCDP 7, 044 079-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
044 037-2, TYCDP 6, TYCDP6 A Number One (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records 044 037-2, TYCDP 6, TYCDP6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TYCD8 A Summer On The Underground (Maxi) London Records, London Records TYCD8 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TYCD 5, 570 119-2 A Foghorn (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records TYCD 5, 570 119-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TY9, 570 428-7 A Old Folks (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records TY9, 570 428-7 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TYCDJ 10 A I ♥ Lake Tahoe (Single) Tycoon Recordings, Tycoon Recordings TYCDJ 10 UK 1999 Sell This Version
8573 83434 2 A A (Maxi) London Records 8573 83434 2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PR 02238 2149 A Money Kong(CD, Single, Promo) London Records PR 02238 2149 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
8573 83098 2 A Exit Stage Right(CD, EP) London Records, Tycoon Recordings 8573 83098 2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
LOCDP467, 0927 46897 2 A Starbucks (Single) London Records, London Records LOCDP467, 0927 46897 2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
5050466339720, WPCR-11479 A Rockin' Like Dokken (EP) London Records, London Records 5050466339720, WPCR-11479 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
PR03020 A Nothing (Maxi, Single) London Records PR03020 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
LONCDJ471 A Something's Going On (Single) London Records, London Records LONCDJ471 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LONCD480 A Good Time (Maxi, Single) London Records LONCD480 UK 2003 Sell This Version
LODVD488 A Better Off With Him (Single) London Records LODVD488 UK 2005 Sell This Version
LON487 A Rush Song (Single) London Records LON487 UK 2005 Sell This Version