Set far from Black and White

The Monochrome Set
The Monochrome Set
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One of the UK’s leading post-punk bands play Preston next month.

The Monochrome Set, who formed in 1978 and were notable for witty lyrics and the laconic delivery of lead singer Bid, play the New Continental on Tuesday, October 22. and the idiosyncratically retro

The band were one of Morrissey’s favourite groups before he formed The Smiths. Other fans include Franz Ferdinand, Iggy Pop and Graham Coxon.

After debuting singles for the Rough Trade label, ‘He’s Frank’ ‘Eine Symphonie Des Grauens’ and ‘The Monochrome Set’, the band were snapped up by Virgin offshoot Dindisc to record debut studio album, ‘Strange Boutique’ in 1980. Memorable singles included ‘Cast a Long Shadow’ and ‘Jet Set Junta’ before they split in 1985.