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The Housemartins

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Birth Place: Hull, England
Years Active: 1983-1988
Genres: Indie Rock

The Housemartins was an English indie pop band that was active in the 1980s. Many of the Housemartins' lyrics were a mixture of Marxist politics and Christianity, reflecting singer Paul Heaton's beliefs at the time. The band was formed in late 1983 by Paul Heaton (vocals) and Stan Cullimore (guitar), and they initially performed as a busking duo. They recorded a demo tape with Ingo Dewsnap of Les Zeiga Fleurs, which brought them to the attention of Go Discs. They then expanded by recruiting Ted Key (bass), former guitarist with The Gargoyles, and Justin Patrick (drummer on loan from Udomsuksa!) who was then replaced by Chris Lang. The band's membership changed considerably over the years. ... Continue Bio >>