Famous as :Indie rock band
Birth Date :2002
Birth Place :Sheffield, England
Claim to fame :Single "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" (2005)
Awarded a Guinness World Record for the Fastest Selling UK Debut Album with "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not" selling 363,735 copies in its first week and 113,000 on its first day (Sept 2006).
Their album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' was the second Fastest Selling for a Debut Indie Album in US in 2006.
Joked during a boring interview that the band was named after Helders' uncle's band but admitted that it wasn't true to Bolton Evening News.
Set a UK record by selling album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' 118,501 copies, a number bigger than the all the Top 20 albums combined.
Their April 2006 UK Tour were sold out within an hour for all 12 shows.
Didn't attend the 2006 Brit Awards and asked Keith Murray, the frontman of We Are Scientists to accept their winning for British Breakthrough Artist.
Repeatedly rejected offers to perform on the BBC's chart show, "Top of the Pops", and ITV's "CD: UK" in 2005.
Was the first band in history to win ShockWaves NME Award for both category Best New Band and Best British Band at the same night in 2006.
Is musically influenced by The Jam, The Clash and The Smiths.