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 today released their new single, ‘Space Age Love Song’. Accompanied by a video featuring the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (with whom they recorded the track), the song is from their upcoming album, ‘Ascension’, set for release on June 29. The band are set to tour across the US later in the summer.
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.