Second Layer

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Second Layer
Genres Post-punk
Years active 1979 (1979)–?
Labels Tortch, Cherry Red, LD
Associated acts The Sound
Past members Adrian Borland
Graham Bailey

Second Layer was a post-punk musical act formed in 1979 by Adrian Borland (vocals, guitar) and Graham Bailey (keyboards, bass guitar, drum programming), both of The Sound.


Second Layer was formed in 1979[1] and consisted of Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey of The Sound. Their first release was the EP Flesh as Property in 1979 through Tortch Records. This was followed by another EP the following year, State of Emergency.[2] The band recorded their only studio album, World of Rubber, in France. It was released in 1981 through record label Cherry Red Records.[3]

Musical style[edit]

Andy Kellman of AllMusic wrote that the band "retained some of [the] feel" of The Sound, "albeit in a slightly detached fashion that's to be expected when synths and drum machines replace more human elements".[2]


Studio albums
  • World of Rubber (1981)
  • Flesh as Property E.P. (1979)
  • State of Emergency E.P. (1980)
Compilation albums
  • Second Layer (1987)


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (1998). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Muze UK. 
  2. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Second Layer | Biography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. ^ World of Rubber (Media notes). Second Layer. Cherry Red Records. 1981. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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