Title - 'Climate Of Fear'
Artist - B-Movie
UK new wave icons, B-Movie, best known for their 1982 international smash hit single 'Nowhere Girl', continue their triumphant return with this brand new album Climate Of Fear.
Featuring all 4 original founding members, the band's third album since their well-received reunion in 2012, Climate Of Fear finds Steve Hovington, Paul Statham, Graham Boffey and Rick Holliday at the peak of their moody melodic rock powers. Sounding as fresh and vibrant as they did in their heyday, with a whole new set of keyboard-driven classics such as the superbly danceable lead off single 'Another False Dawn', the wonderfully moody title track 'Climate Of Fear' and many more.
B-Movie's initial 1980 EP releases, the 'Take Three' 7" and 'Nowhere Girl' 12", were issued on the small UK indie label Dead Good Records. They were eventually signed to the Some Bizzare label, and their song "Moles" was featured on the original 1981 Some Bizzare Album.
In 1981, B-Movie signed with Phonogram imprint Deram, and had their biggest UK commercial success with the single 'Remembrance Day', which reached No. 61 on the UK Singles Chart. The follow-up single, 'Marilyn Dreams', failed to chart.
In 1982, they re-released 'Nowhere Girl' as a single, which made the Top 10 in many European countries and reached No. 68 in the UK, but there was no immediate follow-up or full-length album. The popular webcomic Nowhere Girl was named after this single, and after a revolving door of members started coming and going at this point, the band were never the same thereafter.
But with all four original founding members coming together to form a band reunion in 2012, they got down to recording, once again. The Age of Illusion (2013) came out first and now Climate of Fear (2016) is upon us.
1. 'Another False Dawn'
2. 'Come Closer'
3. 'San Francisco'
5. 'Forgotten Souls'
6. 'Ghost Land'
7. 'Climate Of Fear'
8. 'A Girl & A Gun'
9. 'The Remnants'
10. 'Feeling Gothic'
11. 'Nowhere Girl (Radio Edit)'
12. 'Nowhere Girl (Die Krupps vs. LeŠther Strip Remix)'
13. 'Nowhere Girl (Extended)'
14. 'Nowhere Girl (Deathday Remix)'
As the bass that opens the first track, 'Another False Dawn' is joined by a drum and then a synth, the pace is turned up, the 80's welcomed back into your ears, once again. Then as Hovington's vocals come to the fore, this track, along with everything else that follows lovingly showers you in an era you had thought long since gone.
Whether it be the power push of 'Come Closer,' the synth hipsway of 'San Francisco' ("If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear your corporate logo"), the pop bounce of the snuff movie storytelling of 'A Girl And A Gun,' or the stunning balladry such as 'Forgotten Souls,' Climate Of Fear is a perfect work of art; from start to finish, trust me.
Also included on this quite brilliant new album are four (4) bonus tracks. All recently recorded versions of their hit single 'Nowhere Girl' they feature the known-to-all Radio Edit, a lesser-heard Extended Version), along with remixes by German industrial legends Die Krupps and LeŠther Strip, as well as Los Angeles-based indie electro band Deathday.
Available on both CD and a special limited edition vinyl set that includes all 4 remixes on a separate 12" record, Climate Of Fear is for all fans of the 80's, and for those that just missed the boat and still want to feel a part of it!