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London, United Kingdom (1979 – 1982)

New Musik were a London based Synthpop group active from 1979 to 1982.

The lead singer and frontman was songwriter/producer Tony Mansfield, who was also a former member of the Nick Straker Band. New Musik first appeared on the BBC TV pop programme, Top Of The Pops in October 1979 with their debut hit single “Straight Lines” which received airplay on BBC Radio 1 from special guesting DJ Frank Zappa.

Their debut album “From A To B” (1980) reached the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart and contained four UK chart hit singles; “Straight Lines”, “Living By Numbers”, “This World Of Water” and “Sanctuary”. New Musik also topped the French singles chart with “On Islands” from this album.

Touring the UK in 1980, New Musik performed at both the Oxford and Cambridge Balls (with Elvis Costello) and at the Rotterdam New Pop festival in the Netherlands, and did a second UK tour in 1981.

Their second album, Anywhere (1981) reached #68 in the chart, but despite gaining international acclaim, neither of its singles “Luxury” or “While You Wait” charted in the UK.

In 1981 a compilation album, Sanctuary, was released in the U.S., consisting of four tracks from From A To B and eight from Anywhere. Previous to this release, there had also been a four song 10” vinyl Straight Lines released by CBS Records in the U.S. as part of their short-lived Epic “Nu-Disk” series, which had also included The Clash’s Black Market Clash.

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