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Colourbox were an English electronic band on the 4AD label in the 1980s, trying to make soul-influenced pop music somewhat beyond the technology they had to hand. They released a number of records from 1982 until 1987. The band was formed by brothers Martyn and Steve Young, with guest singers until Lorita Grahame joined as a permanent member in 1983.

The band finally had an international hit in 1987 with "Pump Up The Volume", a collaboration with A.R. Kane under the name MARRS. The song was notable for being constructed almost entirely from samples of other records, a novel thing for a popular record at that time. The pressures of sudden success ended up causing the band never to record again.

UK Discography (all on the 4AD label):



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