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Jon Clark, Steven Clark, Amanda MacKinnon
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.
John Clark Steven Clark Amanda MacKinnon


Artwork for release Bis Vs. The D.I.Y Corps Bis Bis Vs. The D.I.Y Corps 1 x CD 03 Jun 1996
Artwork for release The Secret Vampire Soundtrack Bis The Secret Vampire Soundtrack 1 x CD 18 Mar 1996

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Various Evening Session Priority Tunes 2 x CD 05 Aug 1996
Various Shine 7 2 x CD 1996