Bis

Bis

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Bis are a Scottish indie pop band formed in 1994, composed of Steven Clark (Sci-fi Steven), John Clark (John Disco), and Amanda MacKinnon (Manda Rin). The band's name, rhyming with 'this', derives from "Black Iron Skyline", a lyric from the song "Twilight of a Champion" by The The. The band broke up in 2003, but reformed briefly in 2007 for a series of concerts. In 2009 they reformed again, and released a new album in 2014.

Bis are supposedly the first band ever to appear on the BBC's classic "Top Of The Pops" TV program in early 1996 without having signed a record deal, performing the track "Kandy Pop". Whilst they weren't 'officially' signed to a multi-part deal yet (later eventually signed with Wiiija Records), this could be slightly discounted as they had in fact had a 7" released before this on a Spanish label Acuarela Discos, also the track "Kandy Pop" was just about to be released on the label Chemikal Underground the week after they appeared on TOTP anyway.
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Bis Discography

Albums

GR 045 Bis The New Transistor Heroes (Album) Wiiija Records, Wiiija Records GR 045 US 1997 Sell This Version
V2CI 29 Bis Social Dancing (Album, Comp) Wiiija Records V2CI 29 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
spart 98 Bis Return To Central (Album) Artful Records, Artful Records spart 98 US 2001 Sell This Version
B11645 BIS 1 MMM 01 Bis Play Some Real Songs(CD, Album) Not On Label (Bis Self-released) B11645 BIS 1 MMM 01 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DYI002CD Bis Data Panik Etcetera (Album) Do Yourself In Records (2) DYI002CD UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Chem002 Bis Disco Nation 45 (Single) Chemikal Underground Chem002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
aq-015 Bis Transmissions On The Teen-C Tip!(7") Acuarela Discos aq-015 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
sketch 001 Bis Bis Vs. The D.I.Y Corps (EP) Teen-C Recordings sketch 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GUIDE 11 Bis vs. Lugworm Bis vs. Lugworm - Lugworm vs. Bis (EP) Guided Missile GUIDE 11 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ipu 66 Bis / Heavenly Bis / Heavenly - Keroleen / Trophy Girlfriend K ipu 66 US 1996 Sell This Version
GR 040 Bis This Is Teen-C Power! (Single) Grand Royal GR 040 US 1996 Sell This Version
CHEM 003, chem 003 Bis The Secret Vampire Soundtrack (EP, Single) Chemikal Underground, Chemikal Underground CHEM 003, chem 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WIJ 055 Bis Atom Powered Action! (EP) Wiiija Records WIJ 055 UK 1996 Sell This Version
WIJ 55T Bis Starbright Boy(12", S/Sided, Promo) Wiiija Records WIJ 55T UK 1996 Sell This Version
WIJ 69X Bis Everybody Thinks That They're Going To Get Theirs (Maxi, Single) Wiiija Records WIJ 69X UK 1997 Sell This Version
GR 045 Bis Kkeerroolleeeenn (Single) Grand Royal GR 045 US 1997 Sell This Version
8838082 Bis Sweet Shop Avengerz (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records 8838082 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
XDCS 93259 Bis Kandy Pop (Special Radio Sampler)(CD, Single, Promo, Smplr) Sony Records XDCS 93259 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 8318 Bis Tell It To The Kids(CD, Single) Sony Records SRCS 8318 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
WIJ 067 T Bis The Hi-Fi Mixes(12", W/Lbl) Wiiija Records WIJ 067 T UK 1997 Sell This Version
wij 86cd, 705.0086.24 Bis Eurodisco (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records wij 86cd, 705.0086.24 Benelux 1998 Sell This Version
bis 999 Bis Kid Cut (Demo Version)(7") Not On Label (Bis Self-released) bis 999 UK 1998 Sell This Version
wij 95cd Bis Action And Drama (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records wij 95cd UK 1999 Sell This Version
GR072 Bis Detour (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records GR072 US 1999 Sell This Version
72438-58824-7-0 Bis Eurodisco / Detour(7", Single, Juk) Grand Royal, Capitol Records 72438-58824-7-0 US 1999 Sell This Version