Live Dates

2018
ISRAEL
16 OctBarby Club, Tel AvivTickets
2019
UK
28 FebUlster Hall, BelfastTickets
IRELAND
1 MarOlympia, DublinTickets
UK
5 MarBaths Hall, ScunthorpeTickets
7 MarBeach Ballroom, AberdeenTickets
8 MarAlhambra, DunfermlineTickets
9 MarO2 Academy, GlasgowTickets
11 Mar Rock City, NottinghamTickets
12 MarHexagon, ReadingTickets
14 MarO2 Academy, NewcastleTickets
15 MarO2 Academy, LeedsTickets
16 MarO2 Academy, BirminghamTickets
19 MarGLive, GuildfordTickets
21 MarCliffs Pavilion, SouthendTickets
22 MarO2 Academy, BrixtonTickets
23 MarCorn Exchange, CambridgeTickets
25 MarO2 Academy, BournemouthTickets
26 MarDome, BrightonTickets
28 MarO2 Academy, BristolTickets
30 MarO2 Apollo, ManchesterTickets

News

Listen to The Gospel According To The Meninblack on Spotify

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s fifth studio album The Gospel According To The Meninblack in February 1981. Please click on the album cover image to hear the full album on Spotify…

Recorded in studios in Munich, Paris & Rome, the album was mixed with Steve Churchyard and, with drum loops and synthesizers, it illustrated just how experimental the band’s music had become since their Rattus debut four years before. The album’s subject matter was inspired by the bible, UFOs and the phenomenon of the Meninblack themselves, shadowy characters that visit people who have witnessed alien activity. The concept of the album was developed during band members’ spells of incarceration during 1980. It is widely considered by fans to be the most challenging album by the band during their time with UA/Liberty although it remains a firm favourite of JJ himself. Two singles were released from the album, Thrown Away (which saw the band appear on Top Of The Pops here) and then Just Like Nothing On Earth. The album’s opener Waltzinblack has heralded the band’s arrival onstage at gigs for many years now…

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