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Cardiacs are an English band formed in 1977 and led by Tim Smith. Noted for their complex, varied and intense compositional style and for their eccentric, theatrical stage shows, they have been hailed as an influence by many newer groups and artists.

Their music combines the excitement and energy of punk with the intricacies and technical cleverness of early British progressive rock, a combination sometimes referred to…

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  • I'm a fairly recent initiate into Cardiacs life, but it's safe to say that everything is different now. They captured the world! And rendered it through a dog. I'm pacing myself through the albums which is almost impossible. It is the most exciting sound ever.
  • Tera Melos' "Patagonian Rats" is a little soul brother of "Sing to God".
  • Bit of a plug here, but I've recently started a blog in which I'm doing a short review of every officially released Cardiacs song (in release order). https://cardiacsdiscog.wordpress.com/ Who is him? Who is him? Him is Jim!
  • Lovely article in the graun today: http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/jun/02/cult-heroes-tim-smith-led-the-cardiacs-in-the-face-of-hatred-and-much-love
  • This band <3
  • I think I've found a new favourite band.
  • this band just about saved my fucking life.
  • v I know, it doesn't make sense and i really want to like them, but they just annoy the living hell out of me. It sounds like they're going everywhere and nowhere at the same time. And it certainly doesn't help that Tim Smith has the most annoying voice i've ever heard.. Oh well, maybe one day we will see eye to eye.
  • vv bit rich coming from a Zappa fan
  • Nonsense....cardiacs make all other music pointless

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