Gang of Four's Andy Gill Talks Gear, New EP, 'Complicit,' Songwriting

Formed in Leeds, England in 1977, Gang Of Four are generally considered to be one of the founders of the original post-punk movement. Their debut album, 1979's Entertainment!, is still considered a landmark, having influenced members of R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, INXS and Rage Against The Machine. The quartet's follow-up efforts—1981's Solid Gold and 1982's Songs Of The Free—are also held in high regard, standing with Entertainment! as pillars of the post-punk genre.

Gang Of Four have gone on a few hiatuses over the last 40-something years, but band activity has been steady since their regrouping in 2004. Guitarist Andy Gill is the only member to have been part of every Gang of Four lineup, also serving as the band's primary composer, producer and lyricist. Bassist Thomas McNeice joined the group in 2008, lead vocalist John "Gaoler" Sterry replaced original vocalist Jon King in 2012 and drummer Tobias Humble filled Jonny Finnegan's spot in 2016.

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