The Screaming Lights ~ Classic Mersey Beat 1981 Style


Having introduced to Pop Junkie The Screaming Lights back in April, I now bring further news of the Liverpool quartet. Apart from being the centre of the universe in 1963-64, Liverpool was very much where it was at in 1981 with your Teardrop Explodes, Bunnymen, Pale Fountains, Yachts and the like. Of course, it was also at Glasgow (Postcard), Birmingham (Rumrunner), London, Sheffield and Manchester in ’81, the last decent year for music until Britpop, though we didn’t at the time realise it.

It is in the steps of those classic Liverpudlian bands that the Screaming Lights tread and they do have that ’81 post-punk/indie sound off pat. They play three headliners over the next week, all £5.

3rd – Liverpool, Everyman
4th – Glasgow, King Tuts
7th – Leeds, Cockpit

The new single Volts is released on July 27th and this is supported by a London date at Koko on August 7th and perfomances at the V Festival later in the month. Their debut album will follow in the autumn.

Photo credit: Kate Swerdlow


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