Waking Up With Techno Experts THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, A Marching Band And Adrian Borland

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18 March 2023

British techno experts THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS have a brand
new single out. It’s titled NO REASON. They announced it this way.

“We’re very excited to share our new song ‘No Reason’. If you’ve seen us play
live over the last year, you may have already heard an early version of it in our
sets. The song contains a vocal sample from the amazing song ‘Courts or Wars’
by the band Second Layer. We would like to thank Graham Bailey, Stephen Budd
and the family of Adrian Borland for permission and blessing to use the sample.
It means a lot.””

March along with the band.

Here’s the 1979 track Courts Or Wars, of which the Bros sampled vocals, by
Second Layer
. A British post-punk band that only lasted for one EP and two years.
It featured the late Adrian Borland (1957-1999) on vocals who afterward became
the mastermind of The Sound

The Chemical Brothers: Website – Instagram

British Post-Punks THE SOUND Released Their Debut LP ‘JEOPARDY’ 40 Years Ago

2 November 2020

Band: THE SOUND (South-London)
Fronted by the late songwriter/guitarist Adrian Borland who passed
away in 1999, only 41. He committed suicide following a long battle
with severe depressions.
Released: 1 November 1980 – 40 years ago

Melody Maker wrote at the time: “Jeopardy is one of those records that makes
me want to throw all the windows open, crank it up to full volume and blast it out
to the world. It clears my head of boredom, strips away the gloom and single-handedly
restores my belief in the power of pop to make people stop, think and question. Jeopardy
has got more spirit, more soul and more downright honesty about it than any other
record I’ve heard this year.”
5/5. NME and SOUNDS also gave the LP a 5/5 score.

Single: Heyday

Full album…

THE SOUND: All Albums

In 2001 a tribute album with various artists came out.