The Monochrome Set ~ The Bad Signs
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The Monochrome Set
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 six new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. Now in their 42nd year, they are touring the USA, promoting their latest album, Fabula Mendax, and playing songs old and new.
The Bad Signs
In 2017, Nashville's THE BAD SIGNS were branded ‘goth country’ when their debut, BLACK MAGIC MOMENTS (an official Record Store Day release), got the attention of tastemakers like Noisey & Uproxx. Later that year their follow-up, LIVE AT SUN STUDIO, broke into the Top 10 nationally on College Radio. Their latest single, DIAL 666, was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s '10 Best Country Songs To Hear Now.' Self-produced and self-released, the band’s DIY ethic and disregard for Music Row trends quickly spurred an international following though they say they’re “hoping to sell-out soon.” When asked what to expect from their highly anticipated full-length, THE BAD SIGNS assure us that “squares will hate it.”
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