The Human League
Freshfield Road, Brighton BN2 9XZ Brighton
Starts Friday, 31/03/17 09:00
ARC & VMS Live Present
The Human League
plus special guests
Under 14's to be accompanied by an adult
The Human League are so credible it’s incredible. In fact, they’re probably more highly regarded in 2016 than they were in 1981 when they released their landmark album Dare!
They’re used to everyone from Madonna to Moby, Pet Shop Boys to Robbie Williams, citing them as an influence. Now the dubstep generation – notably, the acclaimed Darkstar, who cover the League’s 1982 B-side ‘You Remind Me Of Gold’ on their current album, North – have begun to pay homage to the original sound of Sheffield.
But they’re about more than esoteric infiltration – there has been mainstream penetration, too, commensurate with a band who gave us the greatest ever Christmas Number 1 single with 1981/2’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’, who have had four Top 10 albums and eight Top 10 singles in the UK as well as two US Number 1 singles and sold 20 million records worldwide: the most lauded TV program of recent times, time-travel saga Ashes To Ashes, based one of its main characters on Joanne Catherall.
Then there are the ‘L’ girls, the new generation of synth-driven female pop artists, who have got in on the Leagueadoring act: La Roux is a known admirer of the electro pioneers, while Little Boots is such a fan she requested Philip Oakey’s input on her debut album. Even Lady Gaga professed to be a devotee when she met them recently; they had adjacent dressing rooms at the ‘V’ Festival.
Not just a pop group – possibly the last great pop group. Believe.
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