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The current line up consists of
- Steve Robson (vocals, guitar),
- Maria Fontana (vocals),
- Phil Tyler (guitar)
- James Atkinson (bass) and
- Jonny Partington (drums).
They have released 5 studio albums, 4 on their own label, Ferric Mordant, and numerous singles and compilation contributions on a variety of independent labels including Fierce Panda, Stupidcat and Fortuna Pop! Their most recent album, Karate Summer Camp was released in late 2006.
They also recorded two BBC Radio 1 sessions for DJ John Peel. They kick-started their career touring with the band Kenickie and continue to play live both in their hometown and occasionally elsewhere in the UK and Europe.
According to their MySpace profile, their musical influences include Pixies, My Bloody Valentine and Pavement. NME magazine described them in 2006 as "very great, scrummy lo-fi scuzz". Spraydog celebrated their 10th anniversary in April 2007.
- Phil has a sideline as a folk duo performing shape note and early American folk songs
- Chris Lanigan also plays drums in the current line up of Milky Wimpshake and Phil frequently guests in the same band on fiddle
- Maria Fontana played the dental nurse in the Royal Television Society award-winning 2002 short film Danny and His Amazing Teeth
- A compilation album of early material, Lines Are Drawn Only By The Eye was released in the USA on Kittridge Records
- The cover artwork of all Spraydog albums and the majority of their singles is by long-time Spraydog collaborator Sarah E Hall
- Acclaimed singer-songwriter and poet Neville Clay contributes the spoken-word part on the Spraydog track "Amaranth"