The Aliens shouldn’t exist in 2008. They’re too unusual, too bloody-minded to be allowed to release records. Yeah, sure, Noel Gallagher and Thom Yorke loved The Beta Band, the group…

The life of Gordon Armstrong – the sometime Lone Pigeon who quit The Beta Band under a cloud of psychiatric problems in ’97 – has often seemed more tragic than…

Everyone knows that eccentricities often signify genius – for every time he played snooker with tomatoes Brian Wilson wrote a ‘Good Vibrations’. The Aliens’ frontman and early Beta Band member…

The Aliens

Guilty pleasure: does such a thing exist? The debate’s been raging for years, but here we have proof that indeed it does. Begging, stealing and borrowing from pop history (think…