The Whip (band)
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The Whip Band

The Whip
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Audioriver Festival 2009 in Poland
Background information
OriginOldham, England
GenresIndie rock
Electro house
LabelsSouthern Fried Records, Kitsuné, Razor & Tie
WebsiteOfficial Website
MembersBruce Carter
Fiona "Lil Fee" Daniel
Nathan Sudders
Alex Carter
Danny Saville

The Whip are an electronic dance-rock band from Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The two founding members, Bruce Carter and Danny Saville, previously played in the band Nylon Pylon, who were signed to London Records and supported The Music on their 2003 Tour. Other members of The Whip are Nathan Sudders (bass), who also plays in Manchester band Tokolosh[1] and Fiona "Li'l Fee" Daniel (drums), who was previously in Colne based band Earl.

Band history

The Whip debuted in 2006 with the single Frustration, a limited edition 7" issued by the British label Kids. They subsequently released several singles on record labels such as Kitsuné, before their debut album X Marks Destination emerged on 24 March 2008 on Southern Fried Records. The album was produced by Jim Abbiss, best known for his work with Björk, Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys.

Tracks "Trash" and "Divebomb" featured on the Kitsune Maison Compilations 3 and 4 respectively,[2][3] whilst "Muzzle #1", appears in the soundtrack for FIFA 09, the video game by EA Sports.[4] But it is "Trash" that has given the band its widest exposure to date, having been used in a national TV advertising campaign for Coors Light Beer, which debuted in 2009.[5] "Trash" is also the theme tune of clips show Rude Tube.

Band members have also been commissioned to do remixes for bands such as Editors, Hadouken! and The Courteeners, on their track "Fallowfield Hillbilly".

Following the release of their debut album founding member and keyboard player Danny Saville left the band to become Account Manager at GV Multi-Media.[6]

Wired Together, the band's second studio album, was released on 26 September 2011 to mixed reviews.[7][8]



Singles and EPs

  • "Frustration" (2006, Kids)
  • "Trash" (2006, Lavolta Records)
  • "Divebomb" (2007, Kitsuné)
  • "Muzzle #1" (2007, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Sister Siam" (2007, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Blackout" (2008, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Trash" (2008, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Secret Weapon" (2011, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Movement" (2011, Southern Fried Records)
  • "Riot" EP (2012, Southern Fried Records)



Use of Tracks

Trash appeared on ITV's FA Cup "All men are equal" adverts.

Trash appeared on TV advertisements for Coors Light Beer in the UK.

Trash was used in the American sitcom Secret Girlfriend during a striptease scene.

Trash was used as the backing track for Channel 4's series Rude Tube during the opening scenes.

Trash was featured in the music podcast 'Chuck G's New Music Podcast'[9] (18 February 2009) on iTunes

Trash was used in various promotional videos[10] for the Microsoft Zune HD as well as a video that plays at first launch of the Zune desktop software.[11]

Trash was used in the Evolution Studios MotorStorm: Pacific Rift soundtrack.

Trash was used in the Midnight Club: Los Angeles soundtrack on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Trash appears on Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 3 soundtrack for Xbox 360.

Blackout was featured in EA Sports' NBA Live 2009

Blackout appeared throughout the first season of the Dave programme "Batteries Not Included".

Blackout featured in a promo video[12] and the introductory video[13] played on first boot of the Microsoft Zune HD.

Muzzle #1 was used in the video game EA Sports FIFA 09.[14]

Divebomb was used in the video game The Sims 2.

Fire was featured in Electronic Arts' Need for Speed: Undercover soundtrack.


  1. ^ Lester, Paul (8 April 2013). "New Band of the Day - Tokolosh (No.. 1,487)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Various - Kitsune Maison Compilation 3
  3. ^ Various - Kitsune Maison Compilation 4
  4. ^ FIFA 2009 soundtrack unveiled
  5. ^ Willmott, Keith. "Coors Light - World's Most Refreshing Beer". TV Ad Music. Retrieved 2013.
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  7. ^ Kennedy, Joe (27 October 2011). "The Whip - Wired Together". The Quietus. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Trout, Chris. "The Whip - Wired Together". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "chuckgpodcast". 18 February 2009. Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ "Zune promo video using "Trash"". Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "Zune desktop software intro video using "Trash"". Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "Zune promo video using "Blackout"". Retrieved 2010.
  13. ^ "Modified version of Zune promo used as first boot video using "Blackout"". Retrieved 2010.
  14. ^ "EA's FIFA Soccer 09 soundtrack scores". EA Sports. 14 August 2008. Archived from the original on 17 August 2008. Retrieved 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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