Pressing of 250
Original Midlands post-punks Cult Figures return with third album Between Us And Heaven,
comprising twelve tracks that illustrate the seismic changes both within the band and the world at
large since 2021’s critically acclaimed Deritend.
The album sees original guitarist Jon Hodgson, bassist Lee McFadden and drummer Stuart Hilton
joined by new members Fraser Gillespie (lead vocals) and Steve May (guitar), as well as
contributions from co-founding singer Gary Jones, who tragically lost his life in 2022, and to whose
memory the album is dedicated.
Previously a member of Berlin/London electropunks Das Fluff, Steve is also a revered children’s book
illustrator. Before joining the band Fraser, an enigmatic Glaswegian poet and bridge builder had little
previous recording experience, and had never played a gig in his life! The enthusiasm of both, though,
has solidified their essential importance to the line-up in double-quick time, their contributions
helping shape the group as a powerful and original live proposition.
Once again the band worked on the album with legendary producer John Rivers (Specials, Paul
Weller, Felt) at his Woodbine Street Studio in Leamington Spa – continuing a shared history dating
back to Cult Figures ’1979 debut single (and still popular live favourite) ‘Zip Nolan’, which saw Gary
and Jon backed by their influential mentors, Swell Maps.
Between Us and Heaven
Battle of the Beefcakes 1
One False Move
Voice of Reason
Never Take the Bus
Battle of the Beefcakes 2
Rapide 40 Slideout
RELEASE DATE: 17/11/2023