Big Bang (British band)
Big Bang are a British electronic music duo that came to prominence in the late 1980s. The band consists of Laurence Malice and Iain Williams. The duo were signed to Swanyard Records and spearheaded the music genre known as big beat. From 1986– 1988, Malice and Williams had previously been in a band together called ‘You You You’
About Big Bang (British band) in brief
Big Bang are a British electronic music duo that came to prominence in the late 1980s. The band consists of Laurence Malice and Iain Williams. The duo were signed to Swanyard Records and spearheaded the music genre known as big beat. From 1986– 1988, Malice and Williams had previously been in a band together called ‘You You You’ along with the vocalist Karen O’Connor and backing vocalist Alice Shaw. You You You gave their first concert at a secret location in Charing Cross Road, London, in early January 1987. In February 1988, you You You signed a deal with Orinoco to record a single for Major Productions under the guidance of Or inoco Studios owner Tom Astor. In July the project came to a halt after Karen quit the band to concentrate on her acting career. Soon after the split, the duo created Big Bang as a duo using session vocalists for recordings and live performances. The single You You you recorded titled ‘How Can This be Love’ was never released. The track was penned by Williams and co-produced by Fiach co-founder Fiach. The 9-minute recording was an experiment in producing a minimalistic dance track specifically for the dance clubs. Iain cited his inspiration for the recording as coming from George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four – the lyrics are an observation of the main S&M-style relationship between the main characters, Winston and Julia.
The song was played by Shirley Lelo with backing vocals by Shirley and Dee Lewis, and the famous grand piano played by Iain and Shirley Williams, on the track ‘Love Is Suicide’ The band received an invitation to appear at The Party. On the bill were some of the best known names in the music industry including Elton John, George Michael, Bob Geldof, Meat Loaf, Ben E. King and Kim Wilde. The show was televised to over 100 million viewers worldwide. It would become the band’s last ever live performance. On 17 December, You You. You gave a special Christmas Show at the Hippodrome, London. It would be the band’s last ever performance. They appeared on stage on a huge white staircase with a troupe of synchronised dancers, at Anarchy Club at London Astoria, at The Zap Club in Brighton, at Paradise Lost in Watford and at The Limelight. On 12 July, You you You made a guest appearance on the Channel 4 TV show Network 7. Their pop video for Head over Heels directed by Steven Chivers was premiered on the show and Karen was interviewed by presenter Magenta Devine inside a specially built caravan.