Mansun were an English indie band formed in Chester in 1995. The band comprised vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, bassist Stove King, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dominic Chad, and with drummer Andie Rathbone. They were known for regularly changing their sound (and attire), often between each EP release—liberally mixing beatrock, prog, psychedelia, pop, and 80s noir influences—along with having a fearsome live act who drastically rearranged their songs for the stage. The band disbanded in May 2003.
Mansun were formed in Chester, England in 1995 by Paul Draper & Stove King. The band's foundations were cemented with the addition of Dominic Chad, who was bartender at the Fat Cat pub in Chester city centre. The band claimed they formed the band to "get out of Chester".