Modern English

Modern English

Modern English


Latest Release

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  • Take Me to the Trees
  • February 2022
  • 10 Songs

Top Songs

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I Melt with You
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Mesh and Lace
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After the Snow
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It's OK [Demo version]
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Rainbows End


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The summery hooks and warm lyrics of "I Melt with You" gave listeners the impression that Modern English were an upbeat pop act, but the single, first released in 1982, was actually an anomaly in the band's early discography. Formed in Colchester, England in 1979, Modern English were originally a punk group called the Lepers. Featuring Robbie Grey (vocals, guitar), Gary McDowell (guitar), and Richard Brown (drums), the Lepers performed mainly at parties. After Mick Conroy (bass) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) joined, they changed their name to Modern English, self-released the...
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