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Leeds-based Empress initially formed as a two-piece comprising Nicola Hodgkinson and Stewart; the line-up is now boosted by Chris on piano, enriching the sound and making live performances possible. (prior to Empress, Stewart and Nicola traveled a different course with their music as members of Boyracer.) In accordance with the home-made approach, Empress formed their own label 555, which has been a vehicle for their own and other underground releases. To date, Empress have issued two EPs and an LP.