|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||industrial electronic experimental post-punk australian synthpop ebm|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs fanpage IMDb official homepage wikidata wikipedia|
Formed in Australia in 1979, the original line-up of this experimental unit comprised Richard Fielding and Andrew Wright with Tom Ellard (Thomas Ellard, 1962, Australia) joining shortly afterwards. Ellard would remain the one constant in a lengthy career that has attracted a cult following and plenty of critical acclaim, with only sporadic bursts of commercial activity. By the new millennium, Ellard and Severed Heads were forging ahead as pioneers of Internet distributed music.
Originally going under the moniker Mr. And Mrs. No Smoking Sign, the initial Severed Heads recordings were in the industrial category. With Garry Bradbury and Paul Deering replacing Fielding and Wright and video synthesizer player Stephen Jones also coming on board the music quickly developed an electronic feel, based around tape manipulation and found sounds with rudimentary guitar playing (from Simon Knuckey) and occasional vocals (courtesy of Ellard). The...