Artist start date: 8th December 1980 Info: Attrition are pioneers in a darker electronica. Formed in 1980 in Coventry, England, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early '80's UK Industrial scene alongside contemporaries Coil, Test Department, Legendary Pink Dots, In The Nursery, Portion Control et al.
Founder Martin Bowes has steered the band through a 30 year career, fuelled by a succession of critically acclaimed albums...a selling over 100,000 to date.
The band has regularly toured Europe, North America and South America, Russia and Asia, appeared at major festivals and had their music included on a number of TV and film soundtracks....
Through their career Attrition have worked with musicians as diverse as psychedelic veterans The Legendary Pink Dot’s to punk legend TV Smith to Franck Dematteis of the Paris Opera.
Attrition’s music has featured on countless releases - from 1984’s “Bullshit detector 3” on Crass records to the hugely successful “Animal liberation” album alongside Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Smiths, Nina Hagen & Lene Lovich etc…
Their song “Acid Tongue” featured on KTEL’s Industrial story CD - a who’s who of industrial music with Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Ministry, Nitzer Ebb, Neubauten et al…
In Germany Orkus magazine’s Best of the 90’s collection featured their darkwave classic “A girl called harmony”…
Attrition’s work been remixed by underground artists from an eclectic mix of genres including Chris n Cosey, Martin Atkins, Dance or Die and drum n bass act Rascal & Klone.
Martin’s increasing studio production work at his studio, The Cage, has included mixes for The Damage Manual (Martin Atkins, Jah Wobble, Geordie Walker, Chris Connelly et al…), Die Form, In the Nursery, Black tape for a blue girl, Mona Mur/En Esch and mastering for countless bands and labels…
He contributes synths and vocals on a song on the last Pigface album, is the narrators voice on US horror series, “C for Chaos”, and has written the score to upcoming horror feature G.H.O.S.T from Mutantville productions …
Attrition are currently touring in support of their current album… “The Unraveller of Angels…”
"Attrition have always been a nexus of industrial fury, gothic drama, ambient structural finesse and classical chamber orchestrations. Stunning in scope, character and intellect, Martin Bowes has been a paragon of true creative prowess, holding in two hands the past and future of music, and smashing them together with a calculated and charismatic menace. Bowes builds his dark industrial music with all the compassion and attention to detail of a classical musician..."
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27/01/2020: Attrition @attritionuk to release new single 'The Great Derailer' on 31/01/2020 https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-derailer
06/01/2020: Attrition @attritionuk / ALU to reissue early 1983 cassette 'ATTRITION/ALU' on 20/01/2020 via Peripheral Minimal @minimal_pe https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/attrition-alu
30/09/2019: Attrition @attritionuk offer their 'Kill The Buddha - The 25th Anniversary Tour' live album as Name Your Price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/kill-the-buddha-the-25th-anniversary-tour
19/08/2019: Attrition @attritionuk offer FREE download of 'Transylvania Nights. Bala. August 2018' via Silber Records @silberspy http://www.cybernoise.com/info/discog_product_single.php?24567
08/04/2019: Attrition @attritionuk offer 'INVOCATION - Live in Toronto. 15.03.19' digital album as Name Your Price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/invocation-live-in-toronto-150319
06/08/2018: Attrition @attritionuk offer 'Invocation' soundtrack digital album as Name Your Price download (CD half price too) https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/invocation
25/06/2018: Attrition @attritionuk offer 'Live in Wellington. New Zealand. 11.05.18' digital album as Name Your Price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-wellington-new-zealand-110518
09/04/2018: For it's 30th anniversary this month (April 2018) Attrition @attritionuk offer their 'At The Fiftieth Gate' album as Name Your Price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-fiftieth-gate
08/01/2018: Attrition @attritionuk release 5 remixes digital single 'Reason : Remodel' as Name Your Price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/reason-remodel
18/09/2017: Attrition @attritionuk to release 'The Attrition Of Reason - Redux' 2xCD/digital https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-attrition-of-reason-redux
28/08/2017: Attrition @attritionuk reissue very early single 'The Voice Of God' digitally https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-voice-of-god-ep
07/08/2017: Attrition @attritionuk offer new live EP 'Live At The Hard Luck Bar. Toronto. May 20th 2017' as Name Your Price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-toronto-may-2017
24/07/2017: Attrition @attritionuk offer 'The Eternity EP' as Name Your Price https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-eternity-ep
10/04/2017: Attrition @attritionuk offer their 'Kill The Buddha - The 25th Anniversary Tour' live album as Name Your Price https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/kill-the-buddha-the-25th-anniversary-tour
09/01/2017: Attrition @attritionuk release 'A Girl Called Harmony' from 1991 as a digital single https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/a-girl-called-harmony (rare promo cassette also available)
12/12/2016: Attrition @attritionuk to release new album in 2017… https://twitter.com/attritionuk/status/807304532527030272?refsrc=email&s=11
12/12/2016: Attrition @attritionuk vs Tylean offer 'Silent Night' as Name Your Price download http://www.cybernoise.com/info/discog_product_single.php?15727
31/10/2016: Attrition @attritionuk reissue 1983 cassette as 'Second Onslaught' https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/second-onslaught
10/10/2016: Attrition @attritionuk release new digital box set 'Halloween' http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/halloween
19/09/2016: Attrition @attritionuk record the soundtrack to the short film 'Buried In The Hum Of The Universe' https://vimeo.com/182488219
15/08/2016: Attrition @attritionuk reissue original single 'Something In My Eye' digitally http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/something-in-my-eye
18/07/2016: Attrition @attritionuk to release new single/EP soon via TwoGods https://twitter.com/attritionuk/status/752903770976165888
07/03/2016: Attrition @attritionuk offer FREE download of 'The Attrition of Reason - Remix Stems' http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-attrition-of-reason-free-remix-pack
15/02/2016: Attrition @attritionuk offer 'Two Gods' digital single as Name Your Price for Valentine's week https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/two-gods
08/02/2016: Attrition @attritionuk release 'Live at Club Neutral. Toronto. 06.06.10' limited CD or digital https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-club-neutral-toronto-060610
18/01/2016: Attrition @attritionuk release 'Part Time Lovers - The 2004 Remixes' limited CD or digital https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/part-time-lovers-the-2004-remixes
23/11/2015: Attrition @attritionuk release 'Live at AKW. Wurzburg, Germany. 19-05-1988' limited CD or digital https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-akw-wurzburg-germany-19051988
05/10/2015: Attrition @attritionuk release 'Live on the VPRO. Netherlands. 1984' limited CD or digital https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-on-the-vpro-netherlands-1984
16/03/2015: Attrition @attritionuk offer 'Narcissist - Crash Mix by Andrew Lagowski' @lagowski as name your price download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/track/narcissist-crash-mix-by-andrew-lagowski
15/12/2014: Attrition @attritionuk release 30 track rarities compilation 'In Dark Dreams : 1980 - 2015' limited 2xCD or digital http://cybernoise.com/info/discog_event_single.php?9288
24/11/2014: Attrition @attritionuk release an original demo tape as 'The 1981 Tapes' via Bandcamp https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-1981-tapes | http://cybernoise.com/info/discog_event_single.php?8345
27/10/2014: Attrition @attritionuk offer FREE download of 'Live at Le Klub. Paris. 2010' album https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-le-klub-paris-2010
29/09/2014: Attrition @attritionuk release 26 track 'Narcissist vs One Horse Rider' remixes limited 2xCD or FREE download https://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/narcissist-vs-one-horse-rider
19/05/2014: Attrition @attritionuk to release 'Live At Pushing Against The Wire. 1992' limited CD or digital http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-pushing-against-the-wire-1992
10/03/2014: Attrition @attritionuk release 'Monkey In A Bin EP: 30th Anniversary Edition' limited CD single or MP3/FLAC digital http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/monkey-in-a-bin-ep-30th-anniversary-edition
17/02/2014: Attrition @attritionuk releases "Live At The General Wolfe. 21.04.83" via Bandcamp as Name Your Price http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-general-wolfe-210483
13/01/2014: Attrition @attritionuk offers FREE 3 track digital remix single "Acid Tongue : Remodel" http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/acid-tongue-remodel
23/09/2013: Attrition Release 6 track digital EP of their first ever concert 'Live At The Belgrade Venue 08/12/1980' - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-belgrade-venue-08121980
22/07/2013: Attrition Release a digital version of their 6 track 'The Electronica Sessions' mini-album - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/the-electronica-sessions
03/04/2013: Attrition to release their new album 'The Unraveller Of Angels' on 01/04/2013 - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/
25/03/2013: Attrition to release their new album 'The Unraveller Of Angels' in April 2013 - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/
11/03/2013: Attrition Post new video for their 'Narcissist EP' - http://youtu.be/u8ZozakYviI
04/03/2013: Attrition Offer new 3 track digital 'Narcissist EP' as pay what you want - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/narcissist-ep + release 25 cover versions of their music 'Wrapped in the guise of my friend' online for £5 - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/wrapped-in-the-guise-of-my-friend-covered
11/12/2012: Attrition Confirm the first gig on their 'Unraveller Of Angels' tour in Athens, Greece on 20/04/2013 - https://twitter.com/attritionuk/status/276647819354464259
17/09/2012: Attrition to release their new album 'Invocation' (includes the G.H.O.S.T. soundtrack) on 23/10/2012 - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/album/invocation
13/08/2012: Attrition Have made 24 of their albums available digitally (MP3/FLAC) via Bandcamp - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/
16/07/2012: Attrition Have put 10 of their albums up on Bandcamp for purchase - http://attritionuk.bandcamp.com/
11/06/2012: Attrition to premier 'G.H.O.S.T' at the Cage Cinema in Coventry (UK) on 07/07/2012 from 19:00 - https://twitter.com/attritionuk/status/208591022257745923
20/12/2011: Lots of news from the Attrition camp all put together in one neat place on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/notes/martin-bowes-attrition/a-t-t-r-i-t-i-o-n-news-december-2011/10150525110362177
23/09/2011: Attrition Are releasing the 'The Truth in Dark Corners. Live in Holland 1985' album http://www.attrition.co.uk/
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