The Monochrome Set first emerged in 1979 after releasing "Eine Symphonie des Grauens". Throughout they've grown into their own, coming back in 2016 with "Cosmonaut". They will be going on tour soon, with shows in Newcastle, Manchester and Norwich.
The Monochrome Set return to The Jericho to celebrate the release of their 15th studio album. Featuring original Monochrome Set members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978, and were heavily influential in the 'post-punk' scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band's early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels' well known 'Pillows and Prayers' compilation.Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures. After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing five new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. Now in their 41st year, they are beginning a new series of gigs promoting their latest album and playing songs old and new. Peerless Pirates Peerless Pirates hail from middle England the pastures of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire serving as their stamping ground.Their sound is a rollicking, roustabout mix of classic 80s energetic indie, sea shanties, rockabilly, surf-rock and spaghetti western soundtracks. Rum-soaked fun is a phrase often and justifiably bandied about. If you've forgotten the time when indie sounded fun, here's your chance to get re-acquainted. http://www.peerlesspirates.com/index.html The Would-be-goods Two Jessica Griffin and Peter Momtchiloff (Talulah Gosh, Heavenly) of the Would-be-goods, will be playing a stripped down set of songs old and new. Not to be missed.