Autumn 1904 is a post-punk indie-rock band formed in 1982 in Edinburgh by Allan Dumbreck (keyboards) and Ross Thom (guitar). The band originally became a five-piece (Billy Bowie – bass, Keith Falconer – drums, Billy Leslie – vocals) but grew to a seven piece in early 1983 (taking on backing vocalists, Indira Sharma and Lisa Cameron). Autumn 1904 were part of the DIY indie-rock movement in Edinburgh in the early 80s, often playing alongside bands like The Wild Indians, Finitribe and Goodbye Mr MacKenzie.
In February 1984 the band performed at the John Peel Roadshow at Edinburgh University and afterwards were invited to record a BBC Radio 1 session which was broadcast three times on the Peel show. The line-up at the time of the Peel session was Dumbreck, Thom, Bowie, Falconer, Leslie and backing vocalists Indira Sharma and Lisa Cameron. However the band's line up shifted and ultimately they split in November 1985.
In May 2021, the original five members agreed to re-master / re-record the original material from their studio recordings for release. The album Tales Of Innocence is released on vinyl in February 2024.