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 16 September 2023

Ombudsmen 'Terms and Conditions Apply' EP Release


The second EP from Manchester band Ombudsmen is due to be released on 6th October.

In the band's own words:

'On our new EP "Terms & Conditions Apply" out 6th October, we reiterate in a different way (because everything's been done now) the best and worst ways to avoid getting stung when buying an electric car.

“Terms & Conditions Apply” will be available on all the usual streaming platforms as well as physically. All formats of course contain terms of use and conditions which require the upmost cooperation.'

I will post on availability of the CD release in due course. 

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