New Model Army played their first gig in their hometown of Bradford on October 23rd 1980, their beginnings inspired by Northern Soul, Punk Rock and the incendiary atmosphere of the times. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey, which, 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.
Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but at the heart of the band Justin has remained, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally.
With the band’s hugely acclaimed albums ‘Between Dog And Wolf’ (2013) and ‘Winter’ (2016) bringing renewed critical appreciation, chart success and an ever-growing audience of new fans to join the legion of faithful devotees, New Model Army released ‘From Here’ in August 2019 followed by a mammoth UK & European tour visiting 11 countries.
“Their finest ever…. nothing short of astonishing” 9/10 Vive Le Rock (From Here)
From Here was recorded in early 2019 on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing. The album gave the band their highest ever chart positions – entering the Top 20 in the UK and the Top 10 in Germany.