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Envy & Other Sins
Envy & Other Sins performing in February 2006
(l-r: Jarvey Moss, Ali M. Forbes, Mark E. Lees)
Background information
Origin Birmingham, UK
Years active 2004–2009
Labels A&M
Past members Ali M. Forbes (vocals/guitar)
Jarvey Moss (synth)
Mark E. Lees (bass)
Jim "McDrum" Macaulay (drums)

Envy & Other Sins were a four piece band from Birmingham, England, who came to fame by winning Channel 4's nation-wide talent show mobileAct unsigned. They were the winners of the show, on which they won a £60,000 record contract with A&M Records. The contract allowed them to release one album and two singles. Their first single, "Highness", was released on 3 March 2008, and their debut album, We Leave At Dawn, was released on 31 March 2008.

On 1 July 2009 the band announced they were to split up.[1]

Musical style

Writing about the band in November 2006, British music magazine NME described their songs as "catchy in the extreme, with sweet harmonies, wicked hooks and choruses a-go-go".[2]



Year Album details
2008 We Leave at Dawn
  • Released: 31 March 2008
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: CD


Year Title Chart peak positions Album
2005 "Prodigal Son" Non-album single
2007 "Man Bites God" Non-album single
2008 "Highness" 65 We Leave at Dawn
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Demo songs

  • "Man Bites God"
  • "Step Across"
  • "Talk to Strangers"
  • "Tomorrow"
  • "(It Gets Harder to Be a) Martyr"
  • "Words Fail"
  • "Almost Certainly Elsewhere"
  • "The Company We Keep"

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Phull, Hardeep; Smyth, Cassie (25 November 2006).  
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Envy & Other Sins". Chart Stats. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official Myspace
  • Official Bebo

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