Not just the music press…the band\s new album is respected by fellow musicians, authors etc
Mark Lanegan
‘A very welcome return to the membranes- dark matter/dark energy is the best record of 2015’
Ian Rankin Author
 ‘Now That’s What I Call A Proper Noise…Hints of Godspeed and Swans yet very different. Nice work.’
Kevin Shields My Bloody Valentine
‘It’s great , really liked it ,  pretty psychedelic in a non 60’s way’ 
Grasshopper Mercury Rev
‘‘The Membranes blow the noses off the exceptional expectations of all that bathe in noise
My earliest band (The People’s Front of Judea) were big Membranes fans…’ 
Jon Ronson (acclaimed author)
‘I love The Membranes. They’re dirty cold air in the North West pummeling you – invigorating and harsh and brilliant. John Robb is a great punk hero.’
Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai)
 “the Membranes are one of the most incendiary and vital rock bands of the modern age. It’s wonderful to have new music from their realm”
 Tim Burgess (The Charlatans)
‘I went to watch The Membranes supporting The Chameleons at The Free Trade Hall in Manchester in 1985 after seeing them on The Tube on Channel 4. They represented what I loved about music, with their DIY ethic, their punk stance that didn’t seem to date…’
David Gedge (Wedding Present)
‘When the glorious pure punk sound of The Membranes leaps out of the speakers it doesn’t just demand your attention… it grabs you by the ears and doesn’t let go!’
 Justin Hayward Young (The Vaccines)
‘The Membranes are the embodiment of everything music should be- egalitarian, energetic and fucking exciting’
 Justin Broadrick (Godflesh)
“I’m embarrassed to say that I have rarely, somehow, gave The Membranes the credit they deserve, credit for making a record that impacted me wildly back in 1985 – the “Death To Trad Rock”EP was unlike anything else out there, I was floored with it’s attack and ferocity, and very importantly it’s dirty bass sound! I didn’t quite get the record, and that is surely a great thing – it felt like post punk, but was much too abrasive to simply be yet more post punk fodder of the age, it felt abstract too – odd dischords / chords. This is the stuff of legend, for me there wasn’t anything like this, it touched on so much that I loved, I remained a fan of The Membranes for many, many years, and it’s so exciting to hear them back with the energy of their first records…”
Mark Stewart (The Pop Group)
 ‘The Membranes are the true children of Apollo mutated into cannibal kids…’
Mary Ann Hobbs (DJ)
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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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