"new hope for the dead"
Format: CD , LP
Time: 36 min.
Lyrical themes: anarchism, pacifism
Style: Post Punk
Originally formed in Luton in early 1979, UK Decay were leaders of the then emerging post-punk scene and are widely credited (or derided) with coining the term ‘Goth’ in a music press interview in Sounds music paper that subsequently inspired a movement. Retaining their original punk ethos, UK Decay remain impossible to easily categorise. Just as the original records pushed musical boundaries, the new songs defy convention. Heavy but sparse, angry yet poetic, they continue to function outside any recognisable comfort zone. New Hope For The Dead is released by Rainbow City Records on LP, CD and download. It was purely serendipitous that the band discovered the work of Italian artist Franko B (who had relocated to London in 1979 and was involved in the anarchist punk scene of the time), and the album cover features paintings by him that amplify the themes of UK Decay’s new songs. The LP inner sleeve and CD booklet contain photography by Hugo Glendinning.Discogs , Lastfm , Bandcamp , Wikipedia , Web , Facebook , Myspace