The Sound

A few years ago my New Years Resolution was to listen my way through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time. (I went 500-1 over the course of the year listening to 2 records a day). I discovered a whole host of different music, and it reignited my desire to find new (to me), exciting bands.  Every Monday when I was younger, I used to head to the record shop and flip through the weeks single releases in the indie bin. I would pick out as many bands I’d never heard of before, in the hope of finding something interesting. This year I have decided once again to seek out new music and one of the first bands I have discovered in 2017 are called  “The Sound”. They were an 80s band from South London, described as post punk and championed by music publications like NME and Melody Maker and also John Peel. I can honestly say I love their music. My favourite album is “From the Lions Mouth which came out to critical acclaim on release, but as a band they never received the recognition they deserved. The Sound’s lead singer Adrian Borland, went on to a solo career for about 10 years, sadly he killed himself under a train at Wimbledon station on 26th April 1999.

If you want to give The Sound a listen find their albums on Apple itunes here >>