James Robinson, Liam Grindell, Jack Richards, Dan Parker and Michael Branam, collectively, are the band Affairs. From scattered countries throughout the UK, the Alt/Indie/Electro outfit met at Hull University, drawn together by their mutual appreciation for great music, art, slick hair, tight jeans and loose hips. Affairs have earned a reputation as being a well-dressed quintet armed with ethereal and theatrical live performances. Their music contains elements that are simultaneously uniquely modern and nostalgic, as laptop-made samples and loops combine seamlessly with vintage guitars accompanying a dramatic vocal style. Comparisons have been drawn to artists as diverse as Foals, David Bowie and The Smiths. Their debut forthcoming EP, Stained Gold, is set to be released this summer.