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Aerial FX

Band, 1980-1986 GB, Oxford
Electronic, Rock and Pop

The band line-up was: Chris Hufford - Vocals, rhythm guitar Bryce Edge - Keyboards, backing vocals Richard Hart - Lead guitar Andy Melton - Bass Simon Bladon - Drums Around 1980/81 Oxford based band Exit 13 changed their sound & changed their name to Aerial FX. They signed a publishing deal with Island Music, released 2 singles ("So Hard" on Square Records & then "Take It From Here" on Island Records), & then bagged enough studio time to record "Watching The Dance" LP which was released on Kamera Records along with a single "Instant Feelings". They played shows around London & the UK throughout that period. Around 1982/83 the focus changed to studio recording & Melton & Bladon left the band. The other 3 continued writing & recording & EMI Records signed them mid 1983. Unfortunately there were creative disagreements with EMI & they didn't progress out of the studio, finally being dropped at the end of 1984. Their studio experiments continued for another couple of years but nothing was released & they stopped making music as AFX around 1986. Nowadays Chris Hufford is well-known in music industry as the manager of Radiohead, Supergrass and Gamma Hayes, he also produced some of Radiohead's early recordings, a group he would help steer to massive global success. Chris also run his new project Anti Atlas (Downtempo, IDM, ambient) In the year of 2010 a collection of 12 previously unreleased AFX tracks from 1980 and 1984 was released on CD by Other Voices Records.

        
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Hold Me on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
Instant Feeling on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
Out Of The Window on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
Servitors on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
Accident on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
05:15 on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
Who Is Down There on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX
Where Is Tomorrow on Watching The Dance by Aerial FX

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Same River TwiceAerial FX2010Compil.
Watching The DanceAerial FX1982Album
Take It From HereAerial FX1981Single
So HardAerial FX1980Single
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