In 1977 The Stranglers released their extraordinary debut album ‘Rattus Norvegicus' and firmly established themselves as the world’s first progressive punk outlaws. Seminal long players like ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Black and White’ followed, before the band surprised and surpassed all expectations by releasing the gentler more evocative album ‘The Raven’ - and it is that album’s legacy that’s left its mark on latter-day Stranglers recordings.
During their career the Stranglers have garnered a total of 24 Top 40 singles over four decades as well as 18 Top 40 albums. Hits include ‘Peaches’, ‘No More Heroes’, ‘5 Minutes’, ‘Duchess’, ‘Something Better Change’, ‘Always The Sun’, ‘Golden Brown’, ‘Strange Little Girl’ and ‘Skin Deep’ amongst others.
After re-signing to EMI in 2004, the Stranglers released two studio albums ‘Norfolk Coast’ and ‘Suite XVI’. Both albums were hailed as the best the band have recorded since the 1980's and yielded further hit singles including ‘Big Thing Coming'. The Stranglers’ first new album for six years ‘Giants’ was released in March 2012. The record was critically acclaimed and saw the band complete another hugely successful UK tour followed by 23 dates in Europe.
The Stranglers are Jet Black (drums), JJ Burnel (bass and lead vocals), Dave Greenfield (keyboards) and Baz Warne (guitar and lead vocals).