Friction Groove

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Friction Groove were an alternative band formed in 1983 by Ali McMordie after the breakup of Stiff Little Fingers. The act featured McMordie along with Alison Rolls (vocals), Mic Dover (guitars), Jon Reynolds (drums) and Mike Clowes (keyboards), and were signed to the Atlantic record label, where they released the single "Timebomb" and album Black Box.


The album Black Box featured the following tracks:

  • "Time Bomb"
  • "Family Affair"
  • "Kiss"
  • "Smouldering"
  • "Never Mind Love"
  • "Black Box"
  • "School Bully"
  • "A On the Wall"
  • "Infallible System"
  • "Somebody to Love"

Current status[edit]

Ali McMordie is back touring and recording with Stiff Little Fingers.

Alison Rolls went on to join the 12-piece BackBeat Band (a soul and R&B band), later leaving to form her own 8-piece group Short People. She has since formed 99lbs (a tribute band to Ann Peebles). She is still living and performing in and around Reading, Berkshire, UK.

Mic Dover now lives in Nelson, New Zealand.

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