Detachments are a London-based, electronic & post-punk group led by Bastien Marshal (born Manchester). They were discovered and signed by Thisisnotanexit Records in 2008.
Limited edition 12" release Fear No Fear received excellent reviews including Single of the Day in The Times reviewed by Trevor Jackson who liked what he heard so much that he later went on to produce Messages and The Flowers That Fell.
Official debut The Flowers That Fell (released 2009) achieved NME Radio A-List status, Drowned In Sound Single of The Day and BBC Radio 1 Alternative Single of The Week on Steve Lamacq's In New Music We Trust show, the track also featured at number 3 in NME magazine's 10 Tracks You Have To Hear feature.
Second single Circles was produced by James Ford and accompanied by H.A.L. produced by Andrew Weatherall. The package includes several acclaimed remixes including the Round&Round Mix by Dubstep pioneer Martyn which is featured on the Fabric 50 compilation.
With it's Nouveau Minimal Wave and Cold Wave sound Detachments' ensuing eponymous debut album (produced by James Ford) found them an international cult following. The album is steeped with existential undertones and an austere, dystopian outlook. In 2010 The Guardian columnist Paul Lester nominated Detachments for Best New Bands of 2010 where they sat at the top of the list.
Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order joined Detachments onstage playing bass with the band for Salford Foundation Trust - Tony Wilson Awards leading to the release of the Fade EP on Hacienda Records in 2012.
2014 saw the release of the Endgame EP which received critical acclaim from the likes of Spindle and Clash Magazine (Track of the Day).
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