Discography

The Sound And The Fury – The Alarm (2011)

30th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM / FILM EDITION The Sound And The Fury is the brand new album and film from Mike Peters & The Alarm. The album (and accompanying film), is centered around 12 brand new recordings of songs that have been written at various stages throughout Mike Peters’ 30 year songwriting history. From ‘Unbreak The Promise’ (which was originally written in 1982), to ‘Peace Agreement’, which was first conceived as [read more]

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1983 History Timeline

January 30, 1983: Live gig: The Alarm, The Marquee, London :Some songs from this show have been released as b-sides and on the Alarm’s debut EP for IRS Records. February 3, 1983:The Alarm record “The Stand”: The Alarm record “The Stand”. Recorded with Mick Glossop at Rampart Studios Battersea, London February 5, 1983:Live Gig: The Alarm, City Hall, Newcastle.  The Alarm appeared as special guests to Stiff Little Fingers. This was SLF’s [read more]

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Moments in Time

1981 – 6th June – First gig at Royal Victoria public house, Prestatyn 1981 – Self financed debut single ‘Unsafe Building’ released on their own ‘White Cross’ label. 1981 – 22nd December band support U2 at Lyceum Ballroom, London. 1982 – The Alarm sign to Miles Copeland’s IRS records and release second single ‘Marching On’ 1982 – The Alarm play hundreds of gigs supporting The Beat, Boomtown Rats, The Jam, [read more]

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1995 News/Rumors/History Archive

July 16th: Mike Peters spotted ‘collaborating’ with Billy Duffy of The Cult at The Phoenix Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon July 21st Mike Peters played the prestigious Mercury Lounge in Manhattan…… July 22 nd: Mike played special sell-out midnight show in Allentown, Buffalo, New York State, to mark the opening of MPO U.S. July 25th: M.P. played Live from the Underground Lounge . This radio interview was syndicated across the United States [read more]

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Rise Recording Diary

Diary of a Rock’n’Roll Studio Session : By Jules Jones Sunday 16th March 1997 It was a perfect day as we motored like the Beverly Hillbillies from Wales to Henley-on-Thames. The car was crammed to overflowing with all those things we were convinced we would need at some point during the forthcoming studio session. More often than not we did not need these things but they gave us security and [read more]

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Feel Free Reviews

Feel Free (The Daily Mirror) A powerful new album… strong, anthemic melodies, allied to some sharp lyrics that reflect Mike’s songwriting maturity…’ Feel Free (CMJ :D.M. Avery. ) Welsh rockers the Alarm earned the attention of American music fans for the first time when they opened U2’s 1983 U.S. tour. Known for an arena rock show that rejected electronic gadgets, embraced a punk ethic, and merited a cult following, the Alarm [read more]

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Breathe Reviews

Red Hot Sounds – Breathe (Mark Hughes) There are some really good, powerful tracks on this album. I know Mike quite well from his days in The Alarm and this is as good as some of their classic stuff. It’s quite a mixed bag – some rock, some folk and other styles as well. I enjoyed it. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Q Magazine * * * Star review – [read more]

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1982 History Timeline

January 1982: The Alarm are interviewed by Mick Mercer for ZigZag magazine. Excerpt: “The Alarm have just released a single on their own unfilled label, ‘Unsafe Building’ backed with ‘Up For Murder’, which reflect both the energy and variety of their live show. When flailing frantically and passionately before our very eyes they slip through pure acoustic bliss to evocative electric chaos. Beginning with three acoustic guitars and drums, they [read more]

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Radio Shows

-LP: The Alarm: ‘Rock Over London’ : 10/2/83, –LP:  BBC Rock Hour # 513: March 25, 1984 -LP: The Alarm:  July 1, 1984: BBC rock Hour #538 : three songs from #513 –LP: Westwood One: LP, ‘WW1 Alarm/Talk Talk:  11/18/84 –LP:  ‘BBC Transcription Disc Dec. 23, 1984‘ cat #:BBCTD CN4684 : Dec 23, 1984 –LP:  ‘King Biscuit Flower Hour 2/12/85 Alarm/Talk Talk’ cat #:KBFH 2/12/85, –LP: BBC ‘BBC Transcription Disc [read more]