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The Membranes

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Released in June 2019 The Membranes 6th album 'What Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away' has been critically acclaimed for its epic, brooding post-punk soundscapes that combine the band's trademark bass driven songs with choirs, strings and an imaginative reshaping of their sound that has had many people calling it 'album of the year, already'
One of the key underground bands in the UK in the 80s, The Membranes powerful bass-driven, post-punk trip has been an influence on scenes as diverse as Grind-core (Napalm Death credit them as starting the scene), the UK 80s underground of BigFlame etc and shoegazing - My Bloody Valentine used to support them, American bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jnr, Mercury Rev and Big Black who all noted the bands influence with Steve Albini's first recording being Membranes 1987 Kiss Ass Godhead.
2015's Dark Matter/Dark Energy was best-selling release in their history so far. 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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