THE MONOCHROME SET
A return visit to The Hope & Ruin following their sell out show from last year, don't leave it too late to buy tickets.
Featuring original members Bid (Vocals) and Andy Warren (Bass) with John Paul Moran on keyboards and Mike Urban, who was last in the band in 1990, returning on drums. Formed in 1976 as The B-Sides, 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. Over the years they have been cited as a major influence by many artists including The Smiths, Fatboy Slim, Blur, Franz Ferdinand and The Arctic Monkeys and their songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Iggy Pop and Tracey Thorn.
The band split, for the first time, in 1985, although they recorded and played live sporadically over the years. In 2010, after a hiatus of over a decade, they reformed full time, with a new album, "Platinum Coils", released in 2012. Since then the band have toured all over Europe, the USA and Japan and released three further critically acclaimed, albums, "Super Plastic City", in 2013, and "Spaces Everywhere" in 2014 and their latest album, "Cosmonaut", in 2016.
Support from the excellent Pog
Tickets here - https://www.wegottickets.com/event/381188