Unofficial Stranglers site and home of The Burning Up Times PDF magazine
New Stranglers’ LP in Top 5?
Amid a sea of press superlatives lauding a pre-launch Dark Matters, reviewers got it spot on. The Stranglers’ eighteenth album has just been rewarded with the band’s first UK #4 placement since January 1983’s seventh LP, Feline. Through sad hardship of losing dear Dave Greenfield in 2020, the band finished off in honour of him and sonically flourished with a fresh and magnificent piece of work: production is perfect, as is performance. It wouldn’t be a surprise to imagine Dave looking down upon us with a raised glass of Stella in celebration!
NEWS18th September 2021
Stranglers’ eighteenth LP tagged as Dark Matters.
The Stranglers’ eighteenth LP is out Friday 10th September 2021, three-quarters of which features our dearly departed keyboards wizard Dave Greenfield - but will it form the band’s swansong? That remains to be seen and I for one am very much looking forward to hearing this despite the myriad of drip-feed teasers in the run-up. What’s been witnessed is an accomplished, eclectic, unfettered collection of songs, probably their best since, well, whenever! Far superior to the previous let’s say.
NEWS9th September 2021
And If You Should See Dave... video!
New single out 14th May. Video just released...
NEWS12th May 2021
Dark Matters : And If You Should See Dave...
It has been a tough twelve months all round especially since the sad passing of our keyboard hero Dave Greenfield due to Covid. Life goes on for the band and most of the tracks for the next album feature Dave and are near completion; a ray of light in dark times. Continue reading...
NEWS6th May 2021
UK dates update, European tour 2021...
LIVE28th January 2021
Belgium date added for 2021...
Another live date has been added...
LIVE20th October 2020
Update: Autumn Final UK Tour Rescheduled to 2021
The Final UK Tour this autumn has now been rescheduled to 2021...
LIVE25th July 2020
Full Final Tour And Album Update
A message from JJ, Baz and Jim.
LIVE13th June 2020
David Paul Greenfield (29th March 1949 - 3rd May 2020)
Dave Greenfield, keyboard genius extraordinaire will never be forgotten.
He was the sound of The Stranglers since joining the band in 1975 and brought us the music of Golden Brown as well as lead vocals on Peasant in the Big Shitty, Dead Ringer, Do You Wanna, Genetix and Four Horsemen. Sincere condolences to his wife, Pam. Rest in peace, Dave.
NEWS5th May 2020
The Final Full UK Tour 2020...
The Stranglers' Final Full UK Tour 2020 is a step-down from the extensive tours of full-on production consisting of 21 dates over October and November this year with a London finish line at the 02 Academy Brixton. It's a great pity for lots of fans who have enjoyed many gigs on each tour which just got bigger and better along the way as the band's live profile has increased immeasurably. Continue reading...
LIVE28th January 2020
Live In 2020
Following the Portuguese festival, The Stranglers make a return to the Wizard of Aus for a fistful of dates in early February; mid-February they go on to New Zealand for three gigs; March sees the band visit Switzerland for one date. Continue reading...
LIVE15th January 2020
There Goes The Charabang: The Stranglers in Iceland
© 2019 Hanging Around Books
Jill writes: "The two-day trip to Iceland was certainly one of the most unusual press junkets I’ve ever attended. On May 2nd around 50 of us left Heathrow Airport on a chartered plane heading for Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport.Continue reading...
BOOKS3rd December 2019
Did Video Kill The Radio Star?
More on The Stranglers videos with those who made them...
FEATURES11th November 2019
Back On The Tracks live review.
LIVE28th March 2019
Live dates update...
Can you tell me what they call someone who comes from Corsica..?
LIVE23rd March 2019
8x10s mystery solved! Journos in jeopardy!
The strange case of the mystery 8x10s ditty is solved. Probably!
Plus, how frosty relations develop between the band versus press back in the day and the impact...
SPIKED30th January 2019
Live dates update...
LIVE10th January 2019
Back On The Tracks Tour
The Stranglers have just announced their March 2019 "Back On The Tracks" tour, with 19 gigs across the UK and Ireland.
Tickets are on sale now.
LIVE20th September 2018
Just Like Nothing On Tape
As Strangled's cassette collection comes along nicely, there's a brand new addition to the tape family.Continue reading...
NEWS11th May 2018
The Stranglers: the movie
There will be a film of The Stranglers and it is due for release in Spring 2019. The Stranglers are calling on their long-standing and devoted fan base to help their official photographer and director David Boni (Go Boogie Films) make the first ever feature-length film charting their unique story.Continue reading...
NEWS28th March 2018
Summer gig update...
As The Stranglers' UK Definitive Tour draws to a close, those cancelled Irish dates are now rescheduled for April. Plus new Summer festival dates have been announced for UK, Israel and France.Continue reading...
LIVE28th March 2018
JJ interview on Retropopic Radio
We featured a great radio interview with JJ Burnel last week on Strangled Facebook where JJ talks about the story of The Stranglers. So we thought we would find out the story of Neil Saint, the man behind the interview.Continue reading...
NEWS19th January 2018
JJ featured in Bass Guitar magazine
JJ is interviewed in the current edition of Bass Guitar magazine
NEWS19th January 2018
Dates Down Under
The Stranglers will be playing in Australia and New Zealand, and then the Definitive Tour of the UK
Aus and NZ dates are with special guests Ruts DC.
LIVE19th January 2018
The Definitive Tour
The Stranglers have just announced "The Definitive Tour" of the UK in March 2018 with 19 gigs across the country.
Tickets go on sale 15th September at 9am.
LIVE12th September 2017
News has just come to us overnight of the sad death of Jean-Luke Epstein. J-L was art director and photographer on many Stranglers records and CD covers, as well as many other artists. J-L was a friend of the band and a friend of Strangled: years back, he kindly got in touch to tell us how much he had enjoyed reading one of our PDFs. J-L was himself involved in Stranglers between 1984 and 1992. J-L was also a confirmed fan of The Stranglers, when he told us:... Continue reading...
NEWS9th May 2017
Loft, lost and found
It's been a busy time behind the scenes what with all the updating to the new version of Strangled. Thanks to webmaster Ian, it's a smart new site that can be viewed clearly in all formats. >We didn't lose the old articles, we just archived them at the end of each tab. One plan was to upload Strangled reader Duncan's disc of Strangled Volume 2 magazines where he lovingly scanned each page like he did for the first volumes in Stranglers Magazines tab.Unfortunately, the disc has disappeared... Continue reading...
NEWS9th May 2017
Tours de Force...
The Stranglers announce more Classic Collection concerts for November and December in France this year: the gig at Limoges is off but there's an addition to the UK summer gigs, and there will be the return of the infamous Wonky Bus taking in a couple of European dates with overnight stay. It is understood the bus is already fully booked, according to one concerned French-based HGV hydraulics company. More listings (ahem) when we get it, Here's the UK summer gigs update:... Continue reading...
LIVE7th May 2017
57 Varieties of Talk Soup
© 2016 Red Planet Books
Does what it says on the tin...
BARRY CAIN IS a soup-erstar! Here he continues his tasty music memoirs on from '77 Sulphate Strip with his enviable and unique knack... Continue reading...
BOOKS16th April 2017
Peaches: a Chronicle of The Stranglers 1974-1990
© 2014 Soundcheck Books
Nice 'n' Easy read...
BOB HAS AMASSED input from other Stranglers fans and played of dozens of live gig tapes to make a choking good read, focused on Hugh Cornwell's ever... Continue reading...
BOOKS16th April 2017
Stranglers IV Rattus Norvegicus
Here's wishing The Stranglers' debut LP a very happy 40th birthday!
NEWS15th April 2017
Way down under in Australia
The Stranglers are strangling classically and collectively way down under in 2018: the band return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2016 in February next year with seven dates. Tickets are on sale now... Continue reading...
LIVE14th April 2017
Tour de Force
The Stranglers 'Classical Collection' Tour of the UK begins at Lincoln and tickets are already going fast with sell-outs at Aberdeen, Glasgow, Cambridge and Liverpool. Dazzling dub-punks Ruts DC are in support, so make sure you tear yourself away from the bar to catch them. Not to be missed... Continue reading...
LIVE2nd March 2017
BLOG: TIME TO FLY
BLACK AND WHITE swept the UK like Hurricane Kate earlier this year. Doesn't seem like a year ago, does it? But performing that third album was something we championed yonks back in the Wish List. Fans can be so demanding can't they? But now there's more to be demanded, but that's later. Meanwhile, thanks must surely be in order for drummer Jim Macaulay for making some mighty meaty bangs and crashes at the back... Continue reading...
FEATURES2nd March 2017
INDEED IT was. During an office move, one of our readers made this amazing photographic discovery of The Stranglers on Top of the Pops performing Thrown Away. The weekly BBC show aired each Thursday and filming took place on the Tuesday beforehand, dating this image to 27th January 1981. No audience members are visible. This is because we are seeing the band in rehearsals... Continue reading...
SPIKED28th April 2016
Seven Days In Nice
© 2011 Coursegood Books
Jet’s new updated account of being banged up in the south of France. Originally appearing in 1981 as Much Ado About Nothing - see below – Seven Days In Nice is a reminder of what happened... Continue reading...
Much Ado About Nothing
© 1981 SIS
June 20th 1980 was the final date of The Stranglers’ tour but there was a venue change. Nice University became the place the band would never forget. Jet relays how word came back from the road crew... Continue reading...