The Radar: Addict by Afterhere
A pop legend finds a new musical soulmate – and it’s very different from what they’re known for.
Glenn Gregory is best known as the front man from 80s electronic pioneers Heaven 17, his voice appearing on a catalogue of hits including Temptation, Come Live With Me, Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry and This Is Mine.
In 2011, he met session performer Berenice Scott, the daughter of Robin Scott, best known as M, the creator of the late 70’s hit Pop Muzik. She subsequently joined the touring line-up of not only Heaven 17, but Holy Holy , the all-star David Bowie tribute band led by both regular Bowie producer Tony Visconti and bona fide Spider From Mars Woody Woodmansey.
Now they have embarked on a fully fledged collaboration; Afterhere.
The first song released from the project is Addiction, and it reveals a style more Ladyhawke than Heaven 17.
As the title suggests, it’s a rather sombre record, lamenting the end of a relationship by equating it with addiction. “Why, for you I’m an addict” is Scott’s refrain.
There’s a singer-songwriter feeling to it, despite being the work of a duo. Scott unmistakably takes the lead, with Gregory presumably adding the subtle electronic flourishes peaking in the background.
It is an interesting change of pace. The duo have already been composing music for television shows – such as ITV’s Vanity Fair, for which they covered All Along The Watchtower. So it will be interesting to see where they take this.
Afterhere’s debut album is out now. They play their debut show at London’s 229 Club on 4th October.