|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||indie indie rock post-punk alternative experimental british rock|
|Links:||BBC Music MySpace Official Homepage Wikipedia|
Drawing on a diverse range of musical sources, but paying particular mind to the work of the Velvet Underground and Suicide, this Liverpool, England-based art rock bands inventive cut-up approach to music making provides a welcome relief to the grey mediocrity of the post-millennial independent music scene. Formed in Liverpool in 1997 by Ade Blackburn (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Hartley (guitar/keyboards), Brian Campbell (bass/vocals), and Carl Turney (drums), the quartet earned immediate notice with their debut release I.P.C. Subeditors Dictate Our Youth, issued on their own Aladdins Cave Of Golf label. They could also be seen in full operating theatre apparel at select live shows, creating a perverse mixture of anonymity and crude amateur dramatics.
Two further limited releases, Monkey On Your Back and Cement Mixer, followed before the band signed a recording contract with Domino...