Thirteen:13 were a British alternative rock band formed in 1999 from the ashes of Catch.
Quickly signed to Polydor, the band's original line-up consisted of songwriters Wayne Murray (vocals and guitar) and Toby MacFarlaine (bass and vocals) with Ben Etchells (lead guitar) and Martin Carling (drums). Carling was later replaced by ex-Kula Shaker drummer Paul Winter-Hart.
The band were voted one of Melody Maker's top ten new bands to watch out for in 2000 and toured with JJ72, Gay Dad, Powderfinger and My Vitriol amongst others during their time together. They also played several festivals including the 2001 Carling Festival at Leeds and Reading.
Polydor released four singles between October 2000 and October 2001 but none of these broke the UK top 40 and the band were dropped just before Christmas 2001, prompting the group to disband. All hopes were resting on "Try" breaking into the top 40 after the band appeared on various TV shows promoting the single, and receiving playlistings on Virgin Radio, BBC Radio 2 and MTV2. However the single only charted at No. 92, leading to their album being shelved for a longer period of time before being dropped.
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