Sex Gang Children, The Avon Guard, Nine Day Decline
Friday, May 08, 19:00
Friday 8th May 2020 - For One Night Only!
SEX GANG CHILDREN
Sex Gang Children was formed by vocalist and frontman Andi McElligott
(Andi Sex Gang) at the beginning of 1982. Rising from the wreckage of
the Punk ethos, they quickly gained a reputation with their dark,
intensely theatrical live performances and uniquely jagged art rock style.
The band's first single, 'Beasts' released in 1982, topped the UK indie
chart, subsequently staying within the top 20 for the next 18 months.
Their groundbreaking album 'Song and Legend', produced by Tony
James and released in 1983 topped the UK indie chart at #1 and
entered the mainstream chart's top 30.
That same year the band collaborated with Soft Cell's Marc Almond and
Dave Ball for the single 'The Hungry Years'.
For the next SGC album 'Blind!', film score composer Simon Boswell
took on production duties, fulfilling the album's dark cinematic feel. The
following year they were invited by Italian horror movie director Dario
Argento to write music for his latest film, 'Phenomena'. It was the first of
several film soundtracks that Sex Gang would contribute to over the
The next album, 'Arco Valley' enlisted the production skills of the
legendary Mick Ronson. A collaboration that surprised many in the UK
press and music industry. The albums continued to flow. Medea, Veil,
Demonstration, Bastard Art and Viva Vigilante.
Sex Gang Children have never compromised in their approach to the art
and remain seminal figures in the Post Punk scene. The now
widespread Goth movement looks directly to them as one of its
founding fathers. Their classics such as Deiche, Sebastiane and
Mauritia Mayer remain Goth club favourites all over the world.
On May 8th 2020 at The Lexington, SGC will showcase songs from
their new album 'Oligarch' and some of their classics.
Their 9 CD boxset 'Fear, Silk & Sex' and exclusive vinyl & CD reissues
are available through Cleopatra Records and Liberation London.
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!