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Shriekback was formed in 1981 by former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews and ex-Gang Of Four bassist Dave Allen.

Joined by guitarist Carl Marsh they fused funk and rock with a unique and complex rhythmic approach that belonged to that early 80s school of indie (classmates: Cabaret Voltaire, Gang Of Four) who considered playing austere, twitchy funk to be a subversive act.

Between 1981 and 1988 they released six albums of chopped, experimental art-funk with a vaguely political hue, then split before re-forming to tour the US in 1992. Unfortunately, the constant frantic quirkiness eventually became irksome.

Barry Andrews
Vocals, keyboards
Carl Marsh
Guitar, vocals
Dave Allen
Brian Neville
Martyn Barker
Mike Cozzi