Legendary music journalist John Robb called the Monochrome Set "arguably the first truly postmodern pop band." Often overlooked in favour of their new wave peers, the band deserve a bigger role in the story of post-punk.
Noted for the wry humour in their lyrics and their crisp, well constructed take on pop music, the group released a steady stream of albums and singles throughout their career, including on the Rough Trade and Cherry Red labels.
The band were a huge influence on artists like Graham Coxon, the Smiths and Franz Ferdinand and continue to be adored by their devoted followers.
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