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The Membranes

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From Manchester, The Membranes unique post punk darkwave music was perfectly captured on their recent 6th album 'What Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away'.
The album was critically acclaimed for its epic, brooding soundscapes. With an added 20 piece choir combined with the band's trademark bass driven songs and strings, it's an imaginative reshaping of their sound that has had many people calling it 'album of the year.'
One of the key underground bands in the UK in the 80s, The Membranes have been an influence on scenes as diverse as Grind-core (Napalm Death credit them as starting the scene) and My Bloody Valentine who used to support them and American bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jnr, Mercury Rev, Big Black (Steve Albini's first recording being Membranes 1987 Kiss Ass Godhead) and @marklanegan who they recently toured with.
2015's Dark Matter/Dark Energy was a concept album about the universe sparked by a meeting between Membranes frontman John Robb and the head of the CERN project sparked a dark and tumultuous work.
The band's revival has seen many festivals and support tours with The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, the Stranglers, Sleaford Mods, Therapy, The Undertones, My Bloody Valentine etc and a remix of the whole of the Dark Matter/Dark Energy album provided by several fellow travelers who said they loved the album from Mark Lanegan to Einsturzende Neubauten to Therapy to Clint Mansell to Youth from Killing Joke.

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