LIVERPOOL rockers Echo & The Bunnymen are still going strong into their fifth decade and include a Southampton date on their latest tour schedule.

The band was formed in 1978 and included Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson.

Their first album was called Crocodiles, which was released in 1980 and made the UK Top 20, which was an impressive feat for a band just starting out. Their second album Heaven Up Here came out the following year and reached number 10 on the UK Album Chart.

The band’s popularity grew suddenly in the mid 1980s with the song The Cutter and the album Porcupine which reached number two in the UK, making them a bigger figure in the music industry.

For many years the group was actually called Electrafixion but they returned as Echo & the Bunnymen in 1997 to release their UK Top 10 hit called Nothing Lasts Forever, to the delight of their fan base.

Although band member Les Pattinson went on to leave the group, McCulloch and Sergeant continued to make music and later released the albums What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?, Flowers, The Fountain and Meteorites. Meteorites was released in 2014 in the UK and later on in the US. Later on in the same year, Sergeant and Les Pattinson formed together under the name of Poltergeist and also released the album Your Mind Is a Box.

Enjoy the back catalogue at Engine Rooms on Wednesday.

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