are an alternative rock band that formed in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1994 and currently based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, where most of the band members are from. They consist of Gary Lightbody
(vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly
(guitar, vocals), Paul Wilson
(bass), Tom Simpson
(keyboards) and Jonny Quinn
(drums). Lightbody and Quinn are the only original members who remain in the band.