Featuring original members Bid (Vocals) and Andy Warren (Bass) with Steve Brummell pounding the drums and John Paul Moran on keyboards. Formed in 1976 as The B-Sides, with Adam Ant as an original member, the band soon became The Monochrome Set and were heavily influential in the “post punk” scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk.
The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade label before signing with Virgin off shoot Dindisc and have since had a long association with Cherry Red Records. They have been prolific in their recorded output over the years with an album count now into double figures.
The band split in 1985 although they recorded and played live sporadically over the years before reforming as a going concern in 2010. A new album was released in 2012, entitled "Platinum Coils". Since then the band have toured all over Europe, the USA and Japan and released two further albums, "Super Plastic City", in 2013, and "Spaces Everywhere" in 2014. Their latest album, "Cosomonaut", is released on the 9th September 2016.
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The Cathode Ray
The Cathode Ray are an Edinburgh alternative rock band who released their second album entitled “Infinite Variety” on Stereogram Recordings in April 2015. Accompanied by the singles ‘Resist’, 'Buck The Trend' and 'This Force Of Nature', it has garlanded ecstatic praise from all corners of the music press.
Originally based on a loose concept of forging late seventies New York, with late seventies Manchester, The Cathode Ray started life in 2006.
Adding 60's garage, soundtracks, glam rock, northern soul, disco and psyche to the palette, recording sessions ensued, with the band’s debut double ‘A’ sided single ‘What’s it all About?’/’Mind’ hailed as Single of the Year by Radio Clyde DJ and Sunday Mail columnist Billy Sloan in his round up of 2006.
A second single, ‘Slipping Away’ was released in April 2009 and proclaimed Single of the Year (so far) by the esteemed journalist Paul Lester in an enthusiastic piece in The Guardian.
The band’s eponymous debut album came out in April 2012 through Stereogram Recordings and featured high in the end-of-year roundups on the Manic Pop Thrills, Penny Black Music, The Sound Project and Jock’n’Roll websites. The single ‘Dispersal’ was Track of the Month in April 2012 on the influential Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland.
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