Last updated: 01/07/2009
Hadouken! are a grindie/dance punk band based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The band formed after James Smith and Daniel "Pilau" Rice met at Leeds University. It was here they began their own record label, Surface Noise Records. After forming the label, Smith began writing and demoing the first Hadouken! tracks. In February 2007, Hadouken! self-released a two song limited edition vinyl, a double-a side of "That Boy That Girl" and "Tuning In." The former gained popularity after the video made it to number one in MTV Two's NME Chart.
After releasing their 12-track EP mixtape, Not Here to Please You on November 12, 2007, the band returned to the studio to complete their debut album, Music for an Accelerated Culture. The album featured nine new songs as well as previous singles "Liquid Lives" and "That Boy That Girl."