New Model Army
- 17 Aug Holmfirth Picturedrome
New Model Army are a legendary global underground cult band. Formed by Justin Sullivan in Bradford in 1980, their beginnings were inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times. Since then, they have had a long, creative and eventful journey. They have been massively influential in ‘post-punk’, ‘folk-rock’, ‘politico-rock’, ‘goth’, ‘metal’ and all kinds of musical sub-cultures but they have steadfastly refused to belong to any genre.
Without a ‘genre’ audience, and never having had a Top 20 hit single in any country, New Model Army still have album sales in the millions, have attracted some of the biggest producers on the planet (Glyn Johns, Tom Dowd, Andy Wallace, Bob Clearmountain) and have built up an almost religious devotion amongst fans.
Since marking their 30th anniversary at the end of 2010 with multiple retrospective releases and an ambitious series of two-night stands in cities across four continents, the band have endured a series of misfortunes including the loss of almost all their equipment and archives in a studio fire at the end of 2011.
This is a remarkable band - as hungry and focused as ever, with a continually regenerating audience and insatiable creative ambition.
New Album released late Summer 2016 followed by European tour.
Now into their 37th year, New Model Army show no signs of slowing down. “Between Dog And Wolf” (released in 2013 - together with it’s sister mini-album “Between Wine And Blood” in 2014), marked a major creative resurgence in the band’s long story. It received some of New Model Army's best-ever critical reviews and was their most successful album in more than 20 years, charting top 30 in UK and Germany. Meanwhile, Matt Reid’s 2014 feature-length documentary movie on the band (“Between Dog and Wolf - The New Model Army Story”) was shown in cinemas and at film festivals across Europe and recently became available on DVD, telling the story of this most unique of bands. And late this summer will come a new, completely different animal – the band’s 14th studio album: “Winter”. For now, the band remain tight-lipped about its contents - except to say that they’re really looking forward to getting out and playing it live inShare