WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT NOISE?
Making Plans for Nigel… Senses Working Overtime… Life Begins at the Hop… Mayor of Simpleton… Generals and Majors… Dear God… Sgt. Rock Is Going to Help Me…
XTC is one of the most groundbreaking and influential British bands to have emerged from England’s post- punk/new wave scene. While XTC are no more, the power-pop baton has now passed to EXTC − the band of legendary original XTC drummer, Terry Chambers.
What’s in store? A full set of classic XTC songs, spanning the band’s 20-plus-year career, from their Monkees-meets- Captain-Beefheart roots to the pastoral baroque rock of later albums. And all delivered with the same fire witnessed in XTC’s gigging heyday, which included worldwide tours with The Police and Talking Heads.
EXTC also features Steve Tilling (vocals, guitar, ex-TC&I – the band of Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers), Steve Hampton (guitar, vocals) and Ken Wynne (bass, vocals). For the ultimate stamp of approval, the band comes with the support and blessing of XTC main men, Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory. Artists worldwide – including Blur, They Might Be Giants, Kaiser Chiefs, Everything Everything and Franz Ferdinand – cite XTC as a major influence.
What do you call that noise that you put on? This is Pop!