was one of Sheffield's only punk bands and was formed
in May 1977 by Paul Bower,who was running a Punk fanzine
with Adi Newton, who went on to form Clock DVA. Paul
decided to walk around in a t-shirt saying 'drummer
wanted' and Hayden replied to it. Paul Sharp joined
soon afterwards via an advert.
weeks they played their first gig with The Extras at
the Penthouse and many other gigs followed. They supported
The Stranglers and Siouxsie and the Banshees. When they
supported the Revillo's in the Doncaster Outlook Centre
in November 1977, Bob Last from Fast Records approached
them for a deal.
They were the first band in Sheffield to get signed
and they released their single 'All Time Low/Where to
Now' in January 1978.
Bower's involvement with the scene not only stretched
to a fanzine and being in a band, but he also played
an important part in the evolution of the Human League.
He introduced the Human League to Bob Last of Fast Records
and arranged their first gig.
Phil Oakey: "We put a tape together and played
it to Paul Bower of 2.3 and he just arranged us a show
at Psalter Lane Art College, so we had to turn up. I've
probably never been so scared in my life."
May 1977 - December 1979.