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Announcement from Matt Johnson Time goes fast! Who would have thought, as a 17 year old boy all those years ago taking tentative steps into the post-punk underworld, that 40 years later the band I formed in the back pages of a music rag would still be going strong? To celebrate this milestone, and as a […]

2018 Comeback Special Lineup

Comeback Special Lineup Revealed

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Currently preparing for their shows at The Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy and The Troxy in London, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale, plustheir sold out headline slot at Heartland Festival in Denmark and sold out show at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm in the first week of June, THE THE have announced […]

Long Shadows, High Hopes

Authorised Biography Announced

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Details of the publication of a new authorised THE THE biography Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & THE THE byNeil Fraserhas been announced. Written with the full co-operation ofJohnson, who allowed unhindered access to his personal archives, Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & […]

2017 single, We Can't Stop What's Coming; THE THE, MUSIC, single, release, 2017


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PURCHASE HERE Due to the overwhelming demand for vinyl editions of ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’, we’ve manufactured V2. To preserve the collectors value of the more rare ‘Record Store Day’ black vinyl first edition, V2 is pressed on old English white vinyl and is minus the etchings on the b-side. To refocus attention back […]


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I’m interviewed by one of my favourite journalists Neil Clark on RT’s Sputnik. I interviewed Neil on my Radio Cineola ‘Midday to Midnight Marathon’ for the 2015 General Election. You can watch a replay of the interview HERE The Guardian picked THE THE’s Top Ten songs and caused some controversy doing it. No ‘Heartland’, ‘Love […]


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Our sincere apologies to everyone who missed out on purchasing a copy of ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ last night. Despite recently upgrading our website / server resources crashed as thousands were attempting to access at the exact same time.   Our U.S. based hosts then swiftly took us offline for ‘suspicious activity’. They […]