one of the most innovative and creative independent bands of the 1980s,
combining quality pop songwriting and
rhythmic and harmonic richness
with their unique touches of experimentalism and eccentricity.
Described by one journalist as "the musical equivalent of the 70s Dutch team with their total football", the trio of Julian Griffin, Michael Harding and Andrew Hobday exchanged vocal and instrumental duties at the drop of a sombrero, "mixing melody and mayhem in equal measure."
Despite success in Europe and consistent critical acclaim, they never found favour with the UK record industry who appeared confused by their singular brand of humour and sometimes anarchic live shows. The 'hi-flying Burrito Brothers' eventually found themselves in a tangle of bad management and publishing agreements that strangled their creative momentum and finally their will to live.
UPDATE 2015: Sparked off by invitations to take part in tributes to Adrian Borland and Desmond Simmons, Andrew and Michael rejoined forces after almost 30 years, writing and releasing new material and playing live in the UK and Spain.Under Construction live in Valencia, March 2015