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Big Country - 100% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Stuart Adamson (William Stuart Adamson, 11 April 1958, Manchester, England, d. 16 December 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals) formed Big Country in June 1981 upon his departure from Scottish new wave outfit the Skids. His first recruit was childhood friend Bruce Watson (b. 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada; guitar), but early plans to work solely as a studio e Read more

The Call - 87% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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The Call’s stadium-friendly rock songs prompted comparisons with U2 from the very outset of their career. A California, USA-based quartet, the songs written by vocalist Michael Been (ex-Aorta) recalled the passion and melodrama of Boy -era U2, an impression compounded by the band’s spiritual inclinations. The band, originally known as Motion Pictures, was formed in 19 Read more

New Model Army - 77% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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With their roots embedded in the punk era, New Model Army were formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, in 1980, and immediately outlined their manifesto by naming themselves after the Sir Thomas Fairfax/Oliver Cromwell revolutionary army. The band was formed by Justin ‘Slade The Leveller’ Sullivan (Buckinghamshire, England; guitar/vocals), a former platform sweeper Read more

Adam Ant - 73% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Comedy Mystery / Thriller Television
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Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England. After an initially chequered, then immensely successful career leading Adam And The Ants, Goddard went solo in early 1982. For support, he retained old musical partner Marco Pirroni and relaunched himself with the frantic ‘Goody Two Shoes’, which hit number 1 in the UK in May. The average ‘Friend Or Foe& Read more

The Fixx - 65% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

The Icicle Works - 61% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Emerging from the profligate network of Liverpudlian bands that existed during the punk rock and new wave era, the Icicle Works was formed by Ian McNabb (3 November 1960, Liverpool, Merseyside, England; vocals/guitar), Chris Layhe (bass), and Chris Sharrock (drums). McNabb was formerly in City Limits with the near-legendary Edie Shit (b. Howie Mimms), and Sharrock played wit Read more

The Church - 60% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Canberra, Australia, in 1980, the Church, led by Steve Kilbey (13 September 1954, England; bass/vocals), who emigrated with his family at an early age, originally comprised Peter Koppes (b. 21 November 1955, Australia; guitar/vocals), Marty Willson-Piper (b. 7 May 1958, Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals) and Nick Ward (drums). Richard Ploog (b. 22 March 1962, Austr Read more

Simple Minds - 56% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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Timeless and epochal, Simple Minds was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (9 July 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Charlie Burchill (b. 27 November 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). They rose out of the ashes of Glasgow punk outfit Johnny And The Self-Abusers who, in true anarchic fashion, deliberately folded on the day their debu Read more

ABC - 54% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more

Big Audio Dynamite - 54% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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After Clash guitarist Mick Jones (26 June 1955, Brixton, London, England) was fired from that band in 1983, he formed an ill-fated outfit with former Clash drummer Topper Headon, before linking up with DJ and film maker Don Letts to form Big Audio Dynamite (or B.A.D., as they were commonly known). With Jones on guitar and Letts on keyboards and effects, they completed the li Read more

Howard Jones - 53% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

The Psychedelic Furs - 53% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Until the recruitment of a drummer (Vince Ely) in 1979, Richard Butler (5 June 1956, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England; vocals), Roger Morris (guitar), John Ashton (b. 30 November 1957; guitar, ex-Photon), Duncan Kilburn (woodwinds) and Tim Butler (b. 7 December 1958; bass) had difficulties finding work. The band was also dogged by an unprepossessing sullenness in interv Read more

Squeeze - 52% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more

Adam And The Ants - 51% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Formed from the ashes of the short-lived B-Sides in April 1977, the original line-up of this UK band comprised Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England; vocals/guitar), backed by Lester Square (guitar), Andy Warren (bass/vocals) and Paul Flanagan (drums). The line-up was relatively ad hoc between 1977 and 1979 with Mark Ryan (b. Mark Gaumont, England Read more

Thompson Twins - 51% match to The Alarm

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Electronic & Ambient
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