Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Faerground Accidents. Theirs is a story laced with Britpop heroes, mental health problems and a drive and ambition that would not be overcome. Originally formed in 2012 whilst wonderfully flamboyant and alluring frontman Bomar Faery was living in Manchester and already legendary on the #music scene of their native Sheffield, the band release their long-awaited debut album Co-morbid on September 29.

The Pulp connection, mental health and the formation of Faerground Accidents

In 2014, Faery appeared in fellow Sheffield legends Pulp's documentary film A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets.

In the film, Faery detailed the way in which he was sectioned under the 1983 NHS Mental Health Act. In an interview with White Ape in January 2015, Faery said of his sectioning, "I don't want to go into too much detail but that was the absolute worst time I've ever had in my life. Something really has to change about those places." His mental health sectioning came less than 48 hours after journalist and Membranes and Goldblade frontman John Robb had written an enthusiastic piece about the band for his website Louder Than War. In the piece, Robb said of Faerground Accidents, "Stunningly original and beautifully odd ... if this band is not massive by next summer then you are all deaf!" He went on to describe Faery as "borderline psychotic and quite definitely genius."

Upon his release from the mental health institution, Faery returned to Sheffield and reformed Faerground Accidents with a new line up.

This current incarnation of the band is a veritable who's who of the Sheffield music scene, featuring former Artery guitarist Murray Fenton; former Loveboat bassist Simon Milner and former Dodgems drummer Michael Breeze. Joined by original Faerground Accidents member, keyboardist Henrietta Rowlatt, the band released their debut double A-side single We Hate the Same Things / Back in Town on Robb's Louder Than War record label in October 2014 and went on to release their second single She Makes Me Want to Die in February 2015 and self-release their third single Woeful Small Town in April of the same year.

Faerground Accidents, the ressurection of Britpop and the release of their debut album

This weekend, as a Britpop and general '90s indie aficionado and a musician myself, I attended the Star Shaped Britpop Festival at the O2 Ritz in Manchester to see Salad; My Life Story; Dodgy; Space; Sleeper and The Bluetones. Apart from inducing full-blown tears of joy, this celebration of when the term 'indie music' actually meant something also got me wondering whether this newly rediscovered interest in that scene could spearhead a whole new Britpop scene.

Taking off where Sheffield heroes Pulp left off and throwing hints of Suede, a whole cacophony of those other brilliant '90s indie bands that we loved, as well as a bit of David Bowie and a lot of glam rock into the mix, Faerground Accidents are set to be at the forefront of what could be the resurrection of the Britpop sound. The band have already been critically praised by none other than Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker himself and his sometime bandmate, former Longpigs guitarist turned singer-songwriter and fellow Sheffield native, Richard Hawley.

"This last song of ours tonight is also the very last song on our album, which will be released very soon", said Faery as he introduced the suitably ethereal The Ether Girl at their Record Junkee gig in Sheffield in May this year, amid the crowd's friendly jibes of "so you say" and "we'll believe it when we see it." Five years after Faery originally formed the band, after line up changes and their frontman's struggles with mental health, Faerground Accidents' Co-morbid is set to be the only debut album that you must buy this year.