Manchester-based post-punk formed in 1978 - one of the early bands on Tony Wilson's Factory label.
Current lineup: Vini Reilly - guitar, vocals, lyrics, keyboards, Bruce Mitchell - drums, marimbas and Keir Stewart - bass, production, sampler, keyboards, harmonica. Reilly suffered various health setbacks including strokes which has limited his ability to record and perform live. However to date, there has been a rigourous reissue campaign.
Key albums in the outfit's vast catalogue include The Return Of The Durutti Column, LC, The Guitar and Other Machines, Vini Reilly, Obey The Time and Someone Else's Party.