Vocalist Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, the instrumentalist from Harrow, London formed Blancmange a modern synth pop group, in the late '70's. During October and November 1980,the group supported Nash the Slash on a tour. It was thru Nash that they got access to Virgin Music, with whom they signed, in 1982. There was no looking back from here - The major hit single 'Feel Me', 'Living on the ceiling' (reached #7 on UK Singles chart), 'Waves', 'Blind Vision', 'That's Love That It Is' and 'Don't Tell Me'.
During a period, when free music and downloads were unheard of, the pop group's the group worked their way up thru their strong show on the UK Charts. They shot a music video for 'Lose your Love' which was shown briefly in a Walt Disney film, Flight of the Navigator. ABBA covered their hit 'The Day Before You Came' during their tour in 1984.
Their career stretched right from 1979 till 1985, when synth pop music became less fashionable. 'What is Your Problem' could reach 40 in the UK Charts and their album, 'Believe You Me' managed the UK Albums Chart for only 2 weeks.
Finally, the Blancmange formally split in 1987. The pop genre, that group had created would never be the same without Blancmange, for the synth pop has moved out of vogue alongwith the band. Luscombe moved on and in 1987, released the album 'Music From New Demons', with Dinesh Pandit, Peter Culshaw, Priya Khajuria and Asha Bhonsle. This was under the name - West India Company. Neil Arthur released Suitcase, his solo album in 1994.
Happy Families (1982)
Mange Tout (1984)
Believe You Me (1985)
Blanc Burn (2011)
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