The silent success story of the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ has to be Paul Statham; while his band B-MOVIE were unable to achieve a foothold in the mainstream, the guitarist later found considerable success as a songwriter and producer.
Although B-MOVIE reformed in 2004, Statham has continued his songwriting and production career in parallel. He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his career outside of B-MOVIE… Continue Reading ›
PAUL STATHAM’s musical contributions date back to post-punk, and having worked and composed for many successful artists, his accolades are many. Having his fingers in many pies includes co-founding the band B-MOVIE.
Recently the many faces of Paul Statham were realised in a start-up of his own label Loki Records and the release of an eight track album ‘Asylum’. It features music from an audio visual installation created with painter Jonathan McCree. Continue Reading ›
Named after an Andy Warhol painting, Mansfield’s B-MOVIE made their recorded debut with their ‘Take Three’ EP via the Lincoln-based indie label Dead Good in 1980. Their song ‘Moles’ was included on the now iconic ‘Some Bizarre Album’ released in early 1981.
With B-MOVIE playing further live shows this year, the band kindly took time out to chat to TEC about the band’s past, present and future… Continue Reading ›
PAUL STATHAM first made his name as the guitarist of B-MOVIE who appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’. Following the band’s disbandment, he began a songwriting partnership with Goth icon Peter Murphy of BAUHAUS fame.
With producer Pascal Gabriel and singer Lisa Lamb, Statham formed synthpop trio PEACH who released their only album ‘Audiopeach’ on Mute in 1997. And now he can add ambient and experimental instrumental music to his forte. Continue Reading ›
London’s Dingwalls played host to a fabulous double header. The colourful BLUE ZOO, managed by the JAPAN and WHAM! svengali Simon Napier-Bell, achieved a No13 hit with ‘Cry Boy Cry’ in 1982.
Meanwhile, despite having appeared on the ‘Some Bizzare Album’ alongside DEPECHE MODE, SOFT CELL, BLANCMANGE and THE THE, the Stevo managed B-MOVIE were sadly unable to secure a major chart entry, despite being on the cusp with the magnificent singles 'Nowhere Girl and 'Remembrance Day'. Continue Reading ›