Hailing from Liverpool, England, A Flock of Seagulls is a synthpop group originally formed by brothers Mike Score (keyboards, vocals) and Ali Score (drums), with Frank Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar) that gained popularity and subsquently infamy in the early days of MTV with the video for their songs I Ran and Space Age Love Song , in which the latter showcased the lead singer Mike Score's distinct haircut. To this day they remain firmly identified with their song, and the early '80s.
A Terrible Splendour is a musical project from MM Lyle and Martin Block. The sound is a fusion of electro, pop and cabaret, with lyrical and stylistic influences coming from early 80's New Romanticism and the Weimar Republic. The material here is from their six-song demo. The Russians/Slaves to the City double A-side was released on iTunes in 2010. They have played a number of dramatic and entertaining shows in Europe and are now recording and mixing new material for their upcoming album. www.aterriblesplendour.com
Spandau Ballet are a popular British band most prominent during the 1980s. Members are Tony Hadley on vocals, brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp on guitar and bass respectively, with Gary also supplying background vocals, Steve Norman on saxophone and John Keeble on the drums. Gary Kemp also wrote most of the group's music and lyrics. Initially formed in 1976 in London they didn't reach a stable line-up or decide on the Spandau name until 1978.
The Lotus Eaters was the name of an 1980s New Wave band from Liverpool, England, whose single "First Picture of You," from their debut album, No Sense of Sin (1984), became a hit in the UK. They had toured extensively throughout Japan, despite arguments with their record label over there. In 2002, The Lotus Eaters, reduced to the duo of Peter Coyle (vocalist) (born 25 January 1962, in Liverpool) and Jeremy Kelly (guitarist - formerly with The Wild Swans) (born 8 April 1962, in Liverpool), reformed after almost two decades, to record and release a new album, entitled Silentspace.
There are more than 6 bands with the name Arcadia: a British pop band, an Australian Metalcore band, an Italian industrial/thrash metal band, a Japanese power metal band , a Canadian Christian Rock band, a Latin band, a Filipino Metalcore band. 1. Arcadia was the pop group formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, during a break in that band's schedule. However, Roger Taylor appeared in only a few band photographs and in none of the music videos...
Often tagged as garage-rock revivalists, the Fleshtones mix the fuzz-guitar and Farfisa organ sounds of that genre with rockabilly, '50s and '60s R&B, and surf into a potent retro stew the group likes to call "Super Rock." The group formed in 1976 in Queens with vocalist/keyboardist Peter Zaremba, guitarist Keith Streng, bassist Jan Marek Pukulski, and drummer Bill Milhizer and aimed to return rock and roll to the simplicity and unself-consciousness of the '50s and early-'60s. (The group was often joined on-stage and in the studio by sax player Gordon Spaeth, who passed on in 2005.
The name Seppuku covers several acts, including the Australian industrial music pioneers SPK, a fast crust/grind band from Croatia, a unique post-deathmetal band from Kalamazoo Michigan, featuring members from Harvyst and a Swedish 80's synth pop band. 1. Seppuku (Sweden): Spring, 1984, and as the snow melts in the northern country of Sweden, Seppuku is formed by friends Rasmus, Ronny and Fredric.
The Icicle Works were an alternative rock band which formed in Liverpool, England in 1980. The band's original lineup consisted of Ian McNabb (vocals, guitar), Chris Layhe (bass, percussion) and Chris Sharrock (drums). Layhe and Sharrock left the band in 1988, but McNabb continued the band with replacement members until 1990. McNabb reformed the band with different replacement members in 2006, but this incarnation lasted only until 2008. Sharrock, who remains on good terms with McNabb, later drummed for The La's, World Party and Oasis.
There are two artists with the name Tiger Lily. 1. Tiger Lily is an Hardcore/Sludge/Doom band from Fresno, California.
Members include Creature (vocals), Moose (bass/vocals), Bear (guitar/vocals), Zerg (guitar), and Rat (drums). Facebook.com/tigerlilynoise
tigerlilynoise.tumblr.com 2. "Tiger Lily" was an early incarnation of the band "Ultravox". The band was formed in 1973 in London, United Kingdom on the initiative of vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist John Foxx (born Dennis Leigh).
The Church is an alternative rock band which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1980. Initially linked in with neo-psychedelia acts of the period, their music later became largely defined by the interplay of guitarists Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes coupled with the abstract lyrics of bassist/singer Steve Kilbey. Their debut album, Of Skins And Heart (1981), earned them their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment". They were originally signed to EMI's Parlophone label, but record company dissatisfaction led to them being dropped overseas, which limited their exposure early on.