Flux of Pink Indians was formed in Hertfordshire in 1980 by Colsk Latter (vocals) and Derek Birkett (bass guitar) with guitarists Andy Smith, Neil Puncher, and drummer Sid Ation.
The group signed with Crass Records in 1981, releasing their debut EP Neu Smell which featured the indie hit Tube Disaster.
The band returned in 1982 with the album Strive to Survive Causing Least Suffering Possible, released on their own label, Spiderleg.
They released a second album in 1983 – The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks – which was banned by many British retailers when copies were seized by police in Manchester who charged a record shop (Eastern Bloc) with displaying “obscene articles for publication for gain”.
Ation was replaced by Bambi (ex-Discharge) while Smith was replaced by Simon Middlehurst. Both departed again after a short time.
By 1986, the band had shortened their name to Flux, releasing their third album, Uncarved Block.
Flux disbanded in 1987.
Colin “Colsk” Latter
Dave “Bambi” Ellesmere