Live Dates

2017
FRANCE
24 June Retro C’Trop festival, Tilloloy Tickets
UK
1 July BST festival, London (with Green Day) Tickets
7 July Godiva festival, Coventry FREE GIG!
21 July Bands In The Sands festival, Cornwall Tickets
BELGIUM
29 July Hopital Notre Dame a la Rose, Lessines Tickets
N.IRELAND
26 August Custom House Square, Belfast (with SLF) Tickets
UK
17 September Head For The Hills festival, Bury Tickets
FRANCE
22 November Chateau Rouge, Annemasse Tickets
23 November Ninkasi, Lyon Tickets
25 November La Cigale, Paris Tickets
27 November Le Tetris, Le Havre On sale end May
28 November La Carenne, Brest Tickets
29 November Stereolux, Nantes Tickets
30 November Yves Renault, Tours Tickets
2 December Krakatoa, Bordeaux Tickets
3 December Maison de la Musique, Blaye
2018
NEW ZEALAND
2 February Town Hall, Auckland Tickets
3 February Opera House, Wellington Tickets
AUSTRALIA
6 February Forum, Melbourne Tickets
7 February Tivoli, Brisbane Tickets
8 February Enmore Theatre, Sydney Tickets
10 February Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide Tickets
12 February Astor Theatre, Perth Tickets

 

History

Forty years of the Finchley Boys

Forty years ago, on 14th November 1976,  a Guildford based band, who were being swept along with the new wave explosion, played yet another inauspicious pub gig on the London circuit. They were veritable veterans of the Capital’s pub rock treadmill and, for them, nothing about this specific gig at the Torrington in Finchley made it stand out from the numerous other such concerts that they’d played

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'The Challenge'- JJ and the bathtub race

Exactly thirty years ago, JJ led an intrepid group of fans across the Channel to Nice to take part in a bathtub race in the sea off the French Riviera. The event was the culmination of months of planning, design and test sailings of the bathtub based craft. One of the main ‘Challengers’, Paul Jenner (or Peejay to his friends) picks up the story… 

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Behold Aural Sculpture!

Following their Epic debut Feline, the band started work on tracks for the follow up album early in 1984. An initial batch of demos was presented to Epic by the band and, disappointed with what they heard, the record company suggested drafting in producer Laurie Latham to help develop the tracks. We have enlisted Dave & JJ’s help with recalling that period thirty years ago…

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The Raven in retrospect

Exactly 35 years ago today, the band unleashed their fourth studio album The Raven a full sixteen months after the release of Black and White. Whilst it was an unprecedented gap in recording after the quickfire trio of studio releases Rattus, Heroes & B&W in just over a year, the band hadn’t been inactive. The release of a live album Live (X Certs) in February 1979 served to mark

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History

Early ally-Brian Crook interview

Brian Crook  and JJ met on their first day at Primary school and the pair have remained close friends to this day.

When JJ joined Hugh and Jet in Guildford, Brian (shown right) spent a lot of time with the band, both at home and their gigs. Desperately in need of someone to assist with the general day to day running of the band, Brian volunteered to become their

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The band & the BBC-the 'Rock Goes To College' incident

It will soon be the 35th anniversary of what proved to be a turning point in the band’s relationship with the media and the mighty BBC in particular. Following six months of solid gigging in support of their third studio album Black and White, which included their first major European & US itineraries and some high profile British dates, the band had been approached by the BBC

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History

The birth of Strangled-Tony Moon interview

The punk explosion in Britain in the late 70s saw the creation of a whole new, do-it-yourself ethic in the youth of the time. Many got involved, forming bands, opening venues, designing clothes, setting up small record companies or starting ‘fanzines’. One such punk convert was Tony Moon from South East London who, inspired & excited by the new movement, decided to get creative. 

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Black and White becomes...Iceland '78

Following a hugely successful year and the release of Rattus & Heroes, the band decamped to Bear Shank Lodge near Oundle to begin writing their third album in the winter of ’77. With recording completed at TW Studios and mixing finished with Martin Rushent during their visit to the US in Spring ’78, the band were ready to release their new studio album Black and White in May ’78.

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History

In Heaven She Walks video shoot

To coincide with the new DVD compilation ‘Never To Look Back-The Video Collection 1983-2012′, we bring you the behind the scenes story of the making of one of the band’s videos from that period…

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History

Feline-fan's tour diary

Thirty years ago exactly, the band set out on a tour of the UK in support of their new album Feline. In the year since their last tour, they had left EMI, moved to CBS and released a new studio album. Mark Senior from Sheffield planned to attempt the full tour and he recounts his exploits for us here..

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