Presence were a British band formed by Gary Biddles, Lol Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey. Dempsey and Tolhurst were founding members of The Cure, and Biddles previously played in Fools Dance with Simon Gallup. The full band line-up was Gary Biddles - Vocals, Lol Tolhurst - Keyboards, Chris Youdell - Keyboards, Rob Steen - Guitar, Roberto Soave - Bass, and Alan Burgess - Drums. Presence released only one album, called Inside through Smash Records in the US and Reality Records in the UK.
In December 2011 the album Inside was made available in MP3 format through Amazon and iTunes for the very first time. The tracklist was expanded to include the b-sides and remixes from those sessions. In March 2013, their unreleased second album Closer was made available for listening in its entirety through SoundCloud. In February 2013, it was announced on the Official Presence Facebook page that the band were in the process of writing and recording new songs, but sadly Gary Biddles passed away in April 2013.