Dislocation Dance is not only one of the perhaps best band names ever, they were also one of the UK post-punk groups that were the hardest to pin down. Still active today, after Ian Runacres reformed the group at the beginning of the noughties. Originally signed to Buzzcocks’ label New Hormones, they released two albums before signing with Rough Trade and creating their arguably best album Midnight Shift in 1983. The music incorporated jazz and and blue-eyed soul in the same way as Aztec Camera or Pale Fountains (with whom they shared a member) did. They were definitely one of the most unique groups in the burgeoning Manchester music scene. Next month reissue label Emotional Rescue are releasing a 45 with two unreleased demos from that album, with “Here Comes Love” on the a-side.


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