The Paddingtons was an English indie rock band from Hull, known for their energetic concerts and loyal fanbase. Composed of Tom Atkin (vocalist), Martin Hines (guitarist), Josh Hubbard (guitarist); and brothers Lloyd (bassist) and Grant Dobbs (drummer), they originally made their name touring in and around the Hull area, at such venues as the Welly Club, the New Adelphi Club, and the Railway pub in Cottingham. They were eventually signed by Alan McGee to his Poptones record label and their debut album released in 2005, First Comes First, was produced by Owen Morris, producer of Oasis' Definitely Maybe. The band's second album No Mundane Options was released on 3 November 2008, with the first single from the album, "Stand Down", being made available for download via iTunes on the Mama Bear Records label on 4 August 2008.
The band was favoured by ex- Libertines frontman Pete Doherty, and they have toured with his current band Babyshambles. The Paddingtons have also appeared with Dirty Pretty Things, and when Carl Barat broke his collarbone, John Hubbard was recruited to play guitar for Dirty Pretty Things whilst Barat's injury healed. Barat has also recorded a version of The Paddingtons' "Panic Attack" with Dirty Pretty Things, which was released as a B-side on their single Deadwood.