Friday, 19 August 2011

Finding The Artery After All These Years

I cant say I knew much about Artery before I was sent some stuff a few weeks ago - yet they are pretty worthy of your time.

A post punk band from Sheffield, Artery followed in the footsteps of likeminded souls Gang Of Four and Wire in destroying the world with their angular angst and political lambaste. The band released three studio albums and several singles / EPs, were championed by John Peel, recorded two sessions for the show and featured in the 1982 'Festive 50' at number 9 with the classic 'Into The Garden' - yet never really rose to the heights of their brethren, and whilst the other band kicked on, Artery eventually broke up in 1985, posthumously releasing a live album of their final gig in Amsterdam. Yet their absence was felt by some, with Jarvis Cocker evoking a reformation in 2007. After a few nostalgia-tinged concerts, the band sat down and wrote a new album - Civilisation, which will be out later this year. Here is that title track. See what you think...

Artery - Civilisation by Bright Lights PR

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