Stewart Copeland, famous drummer and former member of legendary English rock band The Police, released a re-imagining of the group’s greatest hits last week, on August 25th, alongside Indian producer Ricky Kej and a suite of other international artists. Featuring musicians from almost every continent (sorry Oceania and South America), the epic new album retains the same sound the Police brought to the world forty years ago, while the new artists put their own twist on it.
With their futuristic sound and frontman Mike Score’s outlandish haircut, A Flock of Seagulls were as synonymous with the eighties as yuppies, ET and DeLorean cars.
They achieved rapid fame – perhaps too rapid in retrospect – and burned brightly but briefly – the original quartet releasing just two albums. before imploding in a whirl of breakdowns and inter-band rivalries.
A Flock Of Seagulls are as well known for their hairstyles as for their hit single, ‘I Ran’, but legions of their fans from their early days, as well as those who have joined their musical cult in the years since, recognise that their musical influence on countless bands has been under-appreciated for far too long.
Four piece post-punk new wave band, The Blue Wave Pavilion are started live performances back in June at the Brudenell Social Club, in their home-base of Leeds. Opening for All We Are, the band have gone on to do a headline show at Manchester’s Night & Day Café, as well as an opening slot for Himalayas at Leeds’ Lending Room, which also featured This Feeling.