Hadouken! are a band based in London, England. The band consists of James Smith (vocals), Daniel "Pilau" Rice (guitar, backing vocals), Alice Spooner (synths, backing vocals), Chris Purcell (bass) and Nick Rice (drums). The band formed after James Smith and Daniel "Pilau" Rice met at Leeds University, where they set up their own Label, Surface Noise Records. After forming the label, Smith began writing and demoing the first Hadouken! tracks, forming the band in 2006 with Rice, Pilau's brother Nick and Smith's girlfriend Alice Spooner.