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I just discovered the Membranes who were contemporaries of the Cure and then reformed recently and released this amazing epic double album that has been getting great and deserved good reviews. Really haunting and brooding. Watch their youtube below, I think it sound really cool.




http://www.facebook.com/themembranes




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Well in fact I heard this song before (some "friends" shared it via Facebook), I thought it was okay, but not enough to buy any Membranes stuff. Maybe they had a similar audience to The Cure back in the day, musically though I do think this is more similar to Killing Joke and the likes...?
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I guess it reminds of the heavier and darker side of the Cure of the great Pornography period. I can see what you mean when you compare them to Killing Joke as well. Their album is getting lots of great reviews here but maybe you are less keen on the noisier end of things! Looking up on wiki it seems that frontman John Robb is from Blackpool like Robert was - wonder if they knew each other?

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I guess it reminds of the heavier and darker side of the Cure of the great Pornography period.

Not for me. Over the years I often did read sentences like "sounds like the Cure" and when I took a listen, I was mostly disappointed, because to my ears it didn't!

I can see what you mean when you compare them to Killing Joke as well. Their album is getting lots of great reviews here but maybe you are less keen on the noisier end of things!

I wouldn't say that - I used to listen to loads of "noisy" bands like Killing Joke (don't like them so much now any more) or Sonic Youth or Dinosaur Jr. (and many others).

Btw, Robert and his parents moved out of Blackpool while he was still very young...

John Robb has his other band too: Goldblade; and I did see him in documentaries about various bands! Also, as far as I know, he has his hand in this music website:
http://louderthanwar.com/
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Re: Anyone heard this epic dark song from the Membranes? love this tune
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 12:10:41 »
... maybe you are less keen on the noisier end of things! Looking up on wiki it seems that frontman John Robb is from Blackpool like Robert was - wonder if they knew each other?

I forgot to ask him about this!  ;) Chatted with him last night after the Membranes' club gig in Stuttgart (which was a "last minute" show, special offer, entry only 10 euro). The gig was very good, I like their kinda "post-punk" sound (in the vein of PiL etc.). They are currently on tour supporting The Sisters Of Mercy and plan to tour in their own right next year. Catch them if you can!  :)
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