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We are an indie synth-pop band featuring Sarah Heeley (lyrics/vocals) and Matt Culpin (music/production) based in Leicester, UK. We formed in 2006 and have gained a loyal, international fan base. Our early albums ‘53 Degrees North’ and ‘Wired’, topped album and download charts across Europe and won us prestigious live dates including supporting Recoil / Alan Wilder (ex-Depeche Mode) and Gary Numan at Postbahnhof, Berlin.


January 2024 | Happy New YearWe hope that our musical journey will continue at some point, for now however we are focussing on other projects. Have a look at Matt's new YouTube channel

Forty years ago, in 1982, I received "Upstairs at Eric's" as a Christmas present. This song is a love letter to that album and the memories this time of year brings.The song can be downloaded for free from our Bandcamp pageMerry Christmas, see you in 2023.Matt & Sarah x, December 2022

We're delighted to be included in a very special compilation album 6122, in memory of Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode who sadly died earlier this year.The 2 CD album is available to Order and was released on November 25th 2022.Our contribution is a cover version of one of our favourite early Depeche songs 'The Sun and The Rainfall' taken from 'A Broken Frame'. More details...

What's Going On?

After a five-year hiatus, we came back with a flurry of activity in 2019 and 2020 when we released two singles, an e.p. 'Düh' and played several live dates. We've now begun work on our 4th album and hope to release this in 2023.We'll be posting updates to Youtube so look out for these.

Northern Kind Studio

Our mostly analogue studio where we craft our tunes. We've also worked with other artists lending our noises and voices to interesting remix projects.Interested? Get in touch.