Sledgehammer sing-along hits and shameless live rock thrills: expect classic anthems like ‘Oblivion’, ‘Bad Actress’ and of course the no.2 hit ‘Tequila‘, when Terrorvision call in at The Apex next month!
Terrorvision were born in 1988 out of the remnants of a glam rock mess called Spoilt Brats. After three years of gigs and demos they were signed in 1991 to EMI Records on the strength of ‘Pump Action Sunshine’, a demo which featured what was to become their first Top-30 hit, ‘My House’.
Incessant touring followed, including support slots with long-time heroes The Ramones and Motorhead, backed up positive reviews of their debut album ‘Formaldehyde’. But it was their second album ‘How to make friends and influence people’ which catapulting the band into the mainstream, with five top-30 singles, including ‘Oblivion’, ‘Middle Man’, and ‘Pretend Best Friend’.
Appearances at Donington Monsters of Rock and Reading/Leeds cemented their reputation as the default festival bands of the 90’s. Kerrang awards followed, for Best Newcomer in 1994, Best Band the following year (and Best Single in 1999 for their song ‘Tequila’).
With third LP ‘Regular Urban Survivors’ (1996) Terrorvision continued on their upward trajectory and single ‘Perseverance’ earned the band their first top 5 hit, with further chart success for singles ‘Celebrity Hit List’ and ‘Bad Actress’, though real chart domination was to come in January 1999 with the number 2 smash ‘Tequila’ taken from the ‘Shaving Peaches’ album.
The band knocked it on the head in 2001 but reformed again for several sold-out album anniversary tours, live albums and a new studio album ‘Super Delux’.
Terrorvision are at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Friday 16 June at 7.30pm. Visit the website www.theapex.co.uk or ring 01284 758000 for more information or to book tickets.