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Formerly of mid 90s electro-indie bands The Auteurs and Black Box Recorder, this legendary front man has gone solo with a hip-hop/pop pastiche sound to play to a well establised following of fans.

Relentlessly highbrow, Haines's dark-but-mischievous lyrics typically fall into three groups: musings on obscure Anglicana (The Mitford Sisters, Freddie Mills is Dead), bitter attacks on modern society, particularly the arts (The Death of Sarah Lucas, Christ) and twisted 1970s anti-nostalgia (Leeds United, Here's to Old England) - with… read more

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  • Avatar for chantywrastler
    A Badger Called Nick Lowe.
  • Avatar for electricchurch
    vv yes maybe you are right, anyway the real great thing is that he make one record almost every year since 2009 and with his very high standards as always
  • Avatar for middlepunch
    "He is really great" is exactly the reason he didn't make it big. "Big" being relative, of course.
  • Avatar for joemcmaster
    Can't stop kissing up to this man. Just brilliant.
  • Avatar for electricchurch
    i don't know why he didn't make it big..he is really great
  • Avatar for kanto_sho
    Have some scrobbling prob with this genius, every album comes as 'Haines, Luke' althougt my artist is no set like that, am I the only one?
  • Avatar for nigeyb
    A few thoughts on "Rock And Roll Animals"...
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    Rock n Roll Animals is so good.
  • Avatar for nigeyb
    For the vinyl junkies, the EP is also released as a limited edition 7”. Pre-order from Cherry Red Records here:

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