Hailing from Leeds (Northern England) Empress consist of Nicola Hodgkins of Hood, The Remote Viewer and Boyracer and Christopher Coyle of
Halkyn. After releasing an EP and Album for Pehr they jumped to Stephen Pastels label Geographic after touring with The Pastels and put out
the self-titled album Empress. Their latest album The Sound They Made was composed in between train rides with Chris traveling from Wales to
Leeds throughout a year and released back on Pehr in 2003.