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New Model Army

New Model Army recently celebrated over 40 years of performing and recording with a series of delayed 40th Anniversary shows at the back end of 2021, on those shows they played astonishing sets culled from their outstanding seventeen album back catalogue . The shows were as ever rapturously received by one of the most loyal followings in live music which includes an increasing number of young followers.

Formed in Bradford in 1980, New Model Army’s beginnings were inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times. Since then, they have had a long, creative and eventful journey. They have been massively influential in ‘post-punk’, ‘folk-rock’, ‘political-rock’, ‘goth’, ‘metal’ and all kinds of musical sub-cultures but they have steadfastly refused to belong to any club or style that would limit them.

Even without a specific ‘genre’ audience, New Model Army still have album sales in the millions, have attracted some of the biggest producers on the planet (Glyn Johns, Tom Dowd, Andy Wallace, Bob Clearmountain, Joe Barresi) and have built up an almost religious devotion amongst fans. There are very few bands in NMA’s position of being able to record and release what they like when they like, while maintaining a worldwide following and all without making a single artistic or commercial compromise.