Date: Friday 19 October
Gang of Four is one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years.
Andy Gill (guitar and vocals) continues to provide the anguished riffs and driving chords that send extraordinary singer and lyricist Gaoler diving and contorting across the stage. They are joined in the studio and on stage by bass player Thomas Mcneice and drummer Tobias Humble.
The band always sounded years ahead of their time and now this is their moment, with a host of new imitators and emulators, and a fanbase swelled by new adherents.
“Bands occasionally get described as being ‘ahead of their time’. Usually it means nothing; mere hack hyperbole employed to describe the latest fledgling bunch of chancers. In Gang Of Four’s case, it’s a stone-cold, empirical fact.”