Musician, author, historian, hallucinogen enthusiast, and devotee of all things cosmic, Julian Cope is one of the UK’s most prolific artists, always evolving, breaking boundaries and defying genres.
He came to fame in the late 70s as the front man of Liverpudlian post-punk group The Teardrop Explodes, who split in 1983. Since then he’s released 34 studio albums whist also pursuing a career as an author on Neolithic culture and as an outspoken political and cultural activist. Combining psych pop with folk, chamber pop, krautrock, ambient electronica, space rock and more, Cope continues to add to his impressive body of work. His latest album Self Civil War will be released in late February.
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- Tom Roper