Inspiral Carpets is an alternative rock band which formed in Oldham, England in 1983. It was named after a rug shop in Shaw. The band was formed by vocalist Stephen Holt (vocals) and guitarist Graham Lambert. Another uncredited founding member, was basist Glenn Chesworth. His partnership with the band lasted only a couple of years. The band emerged alongside The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays from the indie scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.