Killing Me Loudly

Post-punk industrialists reform

It may not set the nations’ cash registers ringing in quite the manner of the recent Take That/Spice Girls/Led Zep reunions, but for a particular vintage of punter the news that Killing Joke are reuniting should get the pulse racing a little faster. If you’ve never heard of them, you may be aware of some of the acts they’ve influenced over the years, the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails and Nirvana.

Jaz Coleman’s industrial-punk outfit made an enormous throbbing racket throughout the 1980s and have remained an on-off proposition ever since. Now old drummer Paul Ferguson and bassist Martin Glover – better known as production bigwig Youth – are back in harness and the original Jokers are recording a new album and embarking on an intriguing tour.

From Tokyo in September to London in early October they’ll be doing two-night mini residencies. Night one will feature their first two albums, then night two will concentrate on album three and some early singles. Which is a good way of selling twice as many tickets.

Meanwhile we’ve gotten our hands on albums four, five, six and seven, which have just been remastered and reissued by EMI.

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