Artists - Blues Rock and Roots


Making Plans for Nigel… Senses Working Overtime… Life Begins at the Hop… Dear God… Sgt. Rock Is Going to Help Me…

XTC is one of the smartest and catchiest British bands to have emerged from the 80s new wave scene. While XTC are no more, the power-pop baton has now passed to EXTC – an outstanding XTC-approved band featuring legendary original drummer, Terry Chambers. 

What's in store? A full set of classic XTC songs, spanning the band's 20-plus-year career, from their ground-breaking Monkees-meets-Captain-Beefheart new wave roots to the pastoral pop of later albums. And all deliveread with the same fire and passion witnessed in XTC's gigging heyday, which included worldwide tours with The Police and Talking Heads.

Alongside Terry, EXTC features Steve Tilling (from TC&I – the band of Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers – on vocals and guitar), Beren Matthews (guitar, vocals) and Ken Wynne (bass, vocals). And for the ultimate stamp of approval, EXTC comes with the support and blessing of XTC luminaries Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory.

Artists worldwide – including Blur, They Might Be Giants, Steven Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Field Music, Everything Everything and Franz Ferdinand – cite XTC as a major influence. The band is also often compared reverentially to acts including The Who, The Kinks, and most frequently, The Beatles.

What do you call that noise that you put on? This is Pop!