Luke Haines

About Luke Haines

One of the sharpest and most prolific British songwriters of his generation, Luke Haines helmed the glam noir of the Auteurs, the broken funk of Baader Meinhof, and the (mostly) downbeat pop of Black Box Recorder, and has since released esoteric material under his own name. During the '90s, Haines issued six albums ranging from the Mercury Prize-nominated New Wave (1993) to How I Learned to Love the Bootboys (1999). After Black Box Recorder's second album, The Facts of Life (2000) -- the title track of which hit number 20 in the U.K. -- Haines embarked on a solo career, applying his caustic wit to a wide spectrum of styles and subjects on albums including The Oliver Twist Manifesto (2001), 9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s & Early '80s (2011), British Nuclear Bunkers (2015), and Setting the Dogs on the Post-Punk Postman (2021).

  • HOMETOWN
    Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • BORN
    October 7, 1967

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