The principal members of the UK indie duo Broken Dog are multi-instrumentalist Clive Painter and vocalist Martine Roberts, but on stage the duo has been known to be assisted by drummer Mark Wilsher and Quickspace bass player Sean Newsham. Influenced chiefly by bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Mazzy Star, and the Velvet Underground, Painter and Roberts originally formed Broken Dog during the summer of 1994 and soon began laying down demos. Two years after forming, the duo began issuing material at a prolific rate, including the EPs Trails (1997), Safety In Numbers (1998), and Radios (2002), and albums Broken Dog (1996), Zero (1998), Sleeve With Hearts (1999), and Brighter Now (2001). In addition to working together in Broken Dog, Painter and Roberts have both co-written for singer-songwriter Paul Anderson on his project, Tram, in addition to producing several Tram singles and their 1999 debut, Heavy Black Frame. Painter also issues instrumental works under the alias of Wolf.
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