Alexander Thomas "Alex" Griffin (born 29 August 1971, Wall Heath, West Midlands) is an English musician and bass guitarist. He attended Maidensbridge Primary School before going to Kingswinford Secondary school.
Griffin was the bass player and founder member of early 1990s indie punk band, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, who had 5 Top 40 hit singles and a Top 5 album Godfodder which sold more than half a million copies in 1990. The band recorded two more albums (Are You Normal? and Brainbloodvolume) before splitting up in 1995.
Griffin's bass lines were instantly recognisable, as he played the bass guitar as if it were a lead instrument, similar to Peter Hook from New Order. After the band split in 1995, he completed a degree and now lectures on the music business to students. Griffin also formed a computer based electronic music project called Tickle, mostly for his own enjoyment.
In 2000, Griffin partook in the Ned's Atomic Dustbin reunion, and continues to play occasional gigs with the band. In June 2006, they released their first single in eleven years, entitled "Hibernation". On 12 May 2008, the band announced that the original line-up would be performing live together for the first time since 1995, on 6 December 2008 at the Astoria in London. The band have now reformed and play regular shows, most recently a sell out show at the 2200 capacity Manchester Academy with support from indie heritage acts, the Wedding Present and The Chameleons. Ned's will also headline the Indie Daze event at the 3200 capacity London Forum on September 13, 2014.
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