On Friday, March 29th @ 11:30AM, DJ Pupshaw airs her recent talk with frontman, Bid, of seminal UK post-punk band, Monochrome Set. Together they discuss the history of the band, the new album, Maisieworld, and the band’s relationship with their “unofficial 5th member”, Tony Potts.
The Monochrome Set are a highly influential English band, originally formed in London in 1978 by Bid (vocals & guitar), Lester Square (lead guitar), and J D Haney (from The Art Attacks, on drums); a bassist called Charlie was added shortly thereafter.
In 1979, they signed to Rough Trade and released three singles, “He’s Frank”, “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens”, and “The Monochrome Set”, all of which charted in the Indie Top Ten, though sales from Indie shops were not eligible for the national charts.
In 2018, the 40th year since the band formed, their 14th studio album, Maisieworld and a box set, The Monochrome Set 1979–1985: Complete Recordings, were released.