Post punk band The Sound formed in 1979 and disbanded in 1988. Though their career was short-lived, they produced five of the finest albums of the era including Jeopardy (1980), From the Lions Mouth (1981), All Fall Down (1982), Heads and Hearts (1985) and Thunder Up (1987).
Their 1980 debut album garnered critical acclaim from NME, Sounds and Melody Maker. Despite this critical acclaim, they were never commercially successful.
Fronted by singer Adrian Borland, the band consisted of Graham Bailey, Michael Dudley and Benita “Bi” Marshall. After the release of their first album, “Bi” left the band and was replaced by Colvin “Max” Mayers. Contemporaries of the time included Echo & The Bunnymen and The Psychedelic Furs and their sound bears favorable comparison. It has been said by some critics that they should have had the same if not better success than U2.
After the group disbanded, Adrian Borland continued a solo career for approximately a decade. However, never overcoming his severe depression, he committed suicide in 1999.
Strawberry Tongue Radio is pleased to feature three tracks from The Sound including Winning, Monument and Silent Air.
Learn more about this amazing, underrated post punk band at the official Adrian Borland & The Sound site, Brittle Heaven.
Find more The Sound on iTunes.