The reformed House of Love are playing at the Rescue Rooms on Tuesday, 19th April.
In the late 80s and early 90s, The House of Love were of the one of the most popular indie bands in the UK.
Forming in 1986, the band Began their career on Creation Records with a bunch of classic singles including 'Shine On', 'Christine' and 'Destroy the Heart'. Their self-titled debut album followed in 1988.
They then switched labels and released a couple more singles before guitarist Terry Bickers left in acrimonious circumstances, after one too many arguments with singer Guy Chadwick.
The band continued, releasing three more albums in the early 90s, before finally splitting in 1994.
Subsequently, both Chadwick and Bickers worked on various projects bands. Chadwick formed The Madonnas and Eyedreams, before finally going solo. Bickers was part of Leviathan, who later went on to become Darkstar.
Nine years later in 2003 - Chadwick, Bickers and original drummer Pete Evans got together with new bass player Matt Jury to rehearse some new songs. They liked the results and ended up recording a new album entitled 'Days Run Away', which was released earlier this year to critical acclaim.
Now they're back on the road with a short spring tour to play their new material live.
Phill Huxley spoke to Guy Chadwick from the band about:-
- The return of The House of Love
- Touring and playing live
- The new album 'Days Run Away'
- The songwriting process
- The Chadwick / Bickers partnership
- Influencing other bands
To listen to the interview use the links on the right hand side of the page.
The House of Love play at The Rescue Rooms in Nottingham on Tuesday, 19th April 2005. Ticket details on 0115 958 8484.