Mekons are a british band, though they have been based in Chicago now for many years. Formed in the late 1970s as art students at Leeds University, they are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk bands, and part of the post-punk movement that came down from north of England (Human League/Gang Of Four). Through the years, the band's musical style has evolved, incorporating aspects of country, folk, alternative rock and even occasional experiments with dub.