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

Bis The New Transistor Heroes (Album) Wiiija Records, Wiiija Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Bis Social Dancing (Album, Comp) Wiiija Records Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Bis Return To Central (Album) Artful Records, Artful Records 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
Bis Data Panik Etcetera (Album) Do Yourself In Records (2) UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bis Disco Nation 45 (Single) Chemikal Underground UK 1995 Sell This Version
aq-015, AQ-015 Bis Transmissions On The Teen-C Tip!(7", EP) Acuarela Discos, Acuarela Discos aq-015, AQ-015 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
Bis Bis Vs. The D.I.Y Corps (EP) Teen-C Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
Bis vs. Lugworm Bis vs. Lugworm - Lugworm vs. Bis (EP) Guided Missile UK 1996 Sell This Version
Bis / Heavenly Bis / Heavenly - Keroleen / Trophy Girlfriend K US 1996 Sell This Version
Bis This Is Teen-C Power! (Single) Grand Royal US 1996 Sell This Version
Bis The Secret Vampire Soundtrack (EP, Single) Chemikal Underground, Chemikal Underground UK 1996 Sell This Version
Bis Atom Powered Action! (EP) Wiiija Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
WIJ 55T Bis Starbright Boy(12", S/Sided, Promo) Wiiija Records WIJ 55T UK 1996 Sell This Version
Bis Everybody Thinks That They're Going To Get Theirs (Maxi, Single) Wiiija Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
Bis Kkeerroolleeeenn (Single) Grand Royal US 1997 Sell This Version
Bis Sweet Shop Avengerz (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records 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
Bis Eurodisco (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records 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
Bis Action And Drama (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Bis Detour (Single, Maxi) Wiiija Records 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