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Department S are a British post-punk band formed in 1980, who took their stage name from the 1960s TV series Department S. They are best known for their debut single, "Is Vic There?".

Department S evolved from a previous punk/ska combo, Guns For Hire, fronted by Vaughn Toulouse and also featuring former Madness drummer John Hasler. Mike Herbage joined them on guitar and wrote Guns For Hire's only single - "I'm Gonna Rough My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Up Tonight"… read more

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  • Avatar for Neurotik_Barbie
    I updated the biography, feel free to add some things.
  • Avatar for cafe_puschkin
    How sad and poignant. Now he'll never know the answer.
  • Avatar for hookbags
    Sadly vocalist Vaughn Toulouse died of AIDS-related illness in 1991. He should have been mentioned in the bio though, I will have to rewrite it at some time, it reads more like a press release than a bio.
  • Avatar for drownedinsound2
    No mention of Vaughn Toulouse in the biography? Utter madness!!
  • Avatar for spizzenergi
    Together on the same bill for the first time since 1980! Two legendary artistes & producers of two iconic classics... Where's Captain Kirk? by SPIZZENERGI & Is Vic There? by DEPT. S - Now I like asking the question 'Where's Captain Kirk?" and I quite like "Is Vic There?" but which is better? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT! see for ticket info
  • Avatar for Igor2010
    muito boa essa banda....
  • Avatar for LostFollower
    Department S confirmed for Rebellion Festival. This is the line up how looks for the Friday Empress. Capacity 3500. Stiff Little Fingers, The Rezillos, Department S, Blood or Whiskey, Sonic Boom Six, Bombshell Rocks, Jaya the Cat, Radio Dead Ones, Badtown, Zoo Party.
  • Avatar for Lesscities
    ..sounds a bit like "Stranglers meets Psychedelic Furs"..But nice tunes
  • Avatar for LostFollower
    New Department S Website: Fully upgraded website with full details of band past and present.
  • Avatar for Freelove_
    Join my group: [url=]Post-Punk.[/url]

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