Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Saturday 26 October 2013

XSLF (Henry Cluney, Jim Reilly) - Anyone Seen Them?

I picked this flyer up after the Wilko gig. I didn't know that this band had been put together. I don't know the circumstances under which drummer Jim Reilly left SLF, but I understand that Henry and Jake did not part amicably. The footnote on the flyer.... 'as it was meant to be' would suggest that there is still some differences there!

Whatever, it is good to see Henry back on his feet.


  1. saw them ' Leeds & Strummercamp.Both top notch gigs.

  2. Henry also does some solo gigs that are as much punk stand up as music , go see him .