Persil formed in 1997.
The band made its BBC Radio 1 debut in 1998, when John Peel played a track from the band's very first demo in his show. Over the years John Peel played dozens of Persil tracks in his BBC shows. Persil recorded three Peel sessions.
Persil's debut album Duotone was released on Transformed Dreams in 2004.
In 2005 Persil supported The Wedding Present on nine sold out UK dates. They also released Tune-up.
The new full length Persil album Comfort Noise is released June 2006.