Guitarist Simon M formed Spares from the ashes of one of the UK´s leading underground acts of the 1990´s, Children on Stun. The debut album Tired and Bizarre was released in 2000. 2003 saw Spares change from a solo project into a band with live gigs and the release of the Download album. In 2004, after spending most of the year in the studio the fruits of the bands labour can be heard on their third album, Suffering Fools Gladly, which sees the band in varoius moods, from dark claustrphic feelings to eclectic vocals, dark guitar hooks and energetic drum loops. Spares are one of Britain´s best kept secrets within the alternative scene.