The Monochrome Set, Jetstream Pony, Micko & The Mellotronics
Saturday, September 28, 19:30
The Monochrome Set return to The Lexington to celebrate the release of their 15th studio album on the 27th September.
Featuring original Monochrome Set members Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978, and were heavily influential in the ‘post-punk’ scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk.
The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that labels’ well known ‘Pillows and Prayers’ compilation.Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures.
After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing five new, critically acclaimed, studio albums. Now in their 41st year, they are beginning a new series of gigs promoting their latest album and playing songs old and new.
Schammelig post punk and indie-pop from Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars/Aberdeen/The Luxembourg Signal/Lightning in a Twilight Hour/The Fireworks), Shaun Charman (The Wedding Present/The Popguns/The Fireworks), Kerry Boettcher (Turbocat) and Sara Boyle
Micko & The Mellotronics
Micko Westmoreland, actor, musican, programmer and soundtrack creator, was once described as being “half stuck in a timewarp"....
You might know him from the movie Velvet Goldmine -in which he played the character Jack Fairy.... or you might know his ambient electronic music as the Bowling Green - but get to know him now as leader of the Mellotronics - four piece art-rock band.
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!