This pop duo, based in Liverpool, England, first emerged in 1980 with the low-key single ‘Young Man (Seeks An Interesting Job)’. Further independent singles followed, before they enjoyed an unlikely UK chart hit in 1986 with ‘Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)’, and an album with the enduring catch-phrase title of Life’s Hard And Then You Die. Following ‘Eds Funky Diner’ and the impeccably strange ‘Space (He Called From The Kitchen)’, they disappeared from view for some time, before principal duo John Campbell (ex-Yachts) and Jarvis Whitehead re-emerged with a second album for Siren Records in 1990. As before, the music was of a subdued, understated nature, with wry wit in the manner of an indie Pet Shop Boys. Other members of the band included, at various times, Henry Priestman of the Christians, Paul Barlow (drums), Julian Scott (bass), Mick Dempsey (percussion), Brenda Airturo (percussion), Brenda Kenny (percussion) and Gillian Miller (backing vocals).
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