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Liverpool band, 1980's. Early single 'A Gigantic Raft (in the Philippines)' used to crop up on Peel at the time. Guitars, keyboards, synth, deadpan vocals. Nicely crafted songs with a sound that has aged pretty well. Breakthrough single 'Driving Away From Home' is a stand-out from a strong crop of tunes. Second album 'Song'(1990) was more sombre, but maintained the same story-telling lyrics and wry humor.

Collaborator/peripheral band member Henry Priestman went on to work with The… read more

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  • Avatar for dramatist
    so underrated
  • Avatar for tranq_707
    LIsten to rare and unreleased IT'S IMMATERIAL here and download: http://soundcloud.com/its-immaterialistic/sets/its-immaterialistic-b-sides/
  • Avatar for i_am_softlad
    Check out 'A Gigantic Raft (In The Philippines)' - blinding.
  • Avatar for ahblahblah
    Life's Hard... is so great. I got it on cd a few years ago on the strenth of remembering how good Driving Away From Home was. Jack who? Jack Cadilliac? I said Jack who and you said Jack Hatchback? And I said Jack who? And you said Jack Kerorack... Haven't heard Song. Looking forward to it.
  • Avatar for mozza84
    i can't remember but discovered them some time ago ;)
  • Avatar for jaoui
    Hands up any under 35's who actually remember this fine band:) Fondly remembered and highly underrated...
  • Avatar for DoXer
    One of my favourites.
  • Avatar for erickleptone
    Awesome band. Much missed!
  • Avatar for Tr1xx
    Henry Priestman's 2009 album "The Chronicles Of Modern Life" is well worth a listen. His biography is amazing.
  • Avatar for variety69
    Still great, after all these years!

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