The Blitz Brothers

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The Blitz Brothers
Origin England
Genres New wave
Years active c. 1979 – c. 1980
Associated acts Adam and the Ants
Past members Dave Bates
Steve Lovell
Hugh Jones
Chris Hughes

The Blitz Brothers were a new wave band based in Merseyside, England, comprising Chris Hughes (drums and FX), Dave Bates (vocals), Steve Lovell (guitars) and Hugh Jones (bass).[1]

They released two own singles, Gloria in 1979 and Rose Tattoo in 1980. By the time they founded the subsidiary label Back Door, which signed the synthpop band Dalek I Love You. The band helped to produce and collaborate in the Dalek I Love You (Destiny) single and the debut album Compass Kumpas.[2]

Later, Chris Hughes joined Adam and the Ants, and in 1981 he worked again with Dalek I Love You.


  • Gloria (1979)
  • Rose Tattoo (1980)


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