Eyeless in Gaza is a post-punk duo formed by Martyn Bates and Peter Becker, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK (better known as the birthplace of George Eliot). They have described their music as "veering crazily from filmic ambience to rock and pop, industrial funk to avant-folk styles". Formed in 1980, the group went into hiatus in 1987, reemerging in 1993. The name is a reference to the novel by Aldous Huxley. Bates has said he chose the name "for the sound of it... I was reading the Huxley book when I met Pete.