Chrome, live in London
Venue: London Tufnell Park The Dome
Proto-industrialists dial down the synths and show their rock side
Formed in San Francisco in 1975, Chrome originally revolved around the nucleus of Damon Edge and Helios Creed. Since Edge’s death in 1995, Creed has taken it upon himself to revive and head up the Chrome project. The group have a key place in the electronica timelime, with early material such as 1979’s Half Machine Lip Moves fusing synths and guitars to create a dystopian, American electro-gothic that’s similar to Joy Division but more agitated and turbo-charged.