The Monochrome Set

The Monochrome Set were an English New Wave/art-punk band from London that released four singles on Rough Trade in 1979, followed by two albums on Dindisc in 1980. Two further albums appeared on Cherry Red and Blanco Y Negro between 1982 and 1985. Guitarist Lester Square and bassist Andy Warren hailed from the original lineup of Adam and the Ants; Warren staying long enough to appear on the album Dirk Wears White Sox.

Members: Bid [Ganesh Seshadri] (guitar, vocals), Lester Square [Thomas Hardy] (guitar, vocals, 1978-82, 1990-2014), John Haney (drums, 1978-81, 1982), Charlie Harper (bass, vocals, 1978), Simon Croft (bass, vocals, 1978), Jeremy Harrington (bass, vocals, 1978-79), Andy Warren (bass, vocals, 1979-present), Lex Crane (drums, 1981-82), Morris Windsor (drums, 1982), Carrie Booth (organ, flute, vocals, 1982, 1982), Nick Wesolowski (drums, 1982, 1983-85), Foz [James Foster] (guitar, vocals, 1983-85)


  • “He’s Frank” / “Alphaville” (1979)
  • “Eine Symphonie des Grauens” / “Lester Leaps In” (1979)
  • “The Monochrome Set” / “Mr. Bizarro” (1979)
  • “He’s Frank (Slight Return)” (1979)
  • Strange Boutique (1980)
  • Love Zombies (1980)
  • Eligible Bachelors (1982)
  • The Lost Weekend (1985)

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