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There is more than one band that recorded under the name Hula:

1) The based band Hula was founded in November 1980. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fisch & Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They Must Be Russians, Clock DVA & The Box) in a villa called Hula Kula, named after an obscure Roxy Music track.

After trying the bass players Alan Watt, the notorious Chris Brain (Tense & Nos) & Mark Brydon (Chakk & Moloko), & after the replacement of Alan Fish (a.k.a. Fisch) by Nort (both drummed for Cabaret Voltaire), Hula released Fever Car, which became an indie hit. Then they recorded the impressive album Murmur. Ingredients like cut ups, steady rhythms, and paranoia vocals were blended together into a unique white funky sound.

Hula recruited John Avery as bass player. A bass player was necessary for the exciting live shows with lots of video material by Peter Care. Hula continued to bring out danceable 12 inches and more experimental albums. With this line-up Hula was more or less successful. International tours were made. Radio sessions for VPRO and were recorded and broadcast. Being a support act for Depeche Mode implied performing live in Wembley Arena for huge crowds.

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  • DecomposingTree

    my gf picked up the Get The Habit 12" at some record store in texas because she liked the cover art, had no idea it'd be this rad

    24 Mar 4:07pm Reply
  • THee-BeAtNiK

    Love.

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sicknessreport

    great stuff, definitely prefer it to cabaret voltaire as well

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • SomeSayPrayers

    preferred to cabaret voltaire, very good!

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Musilov

    And "Dance and muscleblood" by Nort

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Musilov

    Black Wall Blue is definitely my favourite track. When can i buy Hula on cd??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Evigiran

    Great "souvenirs"

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Horoma

    Shadowland is a highly underestimated album.

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Horoma

    @Decaisnea : I also like "Murmur" a lot, very fine album. But why do you think comparison with CV is stupid ? Hula is not copying CV, but their music does show a lot of similarities. Don't think I ever heard anything from Chakk, so can't compare.

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • victorg

    timeless. i can't imagine that this music is from the deep 80's. great. get a least the peel sessions www.soureden.com/hula_audio.htm

    28 May 2007 Reply
  • jefferyn

    i can't stop listening to hula... last week bush #2, was on infinate loop... this week i can't turn off torn silk... it seems to take a while for the play counts to percolate thru lastfm to show up on the artist page... my fm page showed 200 plays last week, which is 10 time more than the last week tracks on this page... but lastfm is still quite good...

    11 Apr 2007 Reply
  • Horoma

    Great band! I have practically all their releases. Unfortunately for my profile, it's mostly on vinyl. Recommended for anyone into Cabaret Voltaire.

    1 Feb 2007 Reply
  • victorg

    awesome industrial funk; much better than cabvol

    30 Jun 2006 Reply

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