In Camera were an English post-punk, formed in London in 1978.

Background[edit source | editbeta]Edit

The seeds of the band were sown when youthful drummer Jeff Wilmott introduced aspiring bass guitar player Pete Moore to singer David Steiner; through this nucleus the addition of guitarist Andrew Gray became possible. After an incendiary performance at 'Billy's' in Soho, London opening for Bauhaus, In Camera were signed by that band's record label, 4AD.[1]

In Camera released a 7" single, "Die Laughing"/"Final Achievement" in 1979, followed six months later by the four-track EP IV Songs. Various gigs materialised throughout England, culminating at the end of 1980 in a John Peel session.[2] This resulted in the release of the session on 12" as the EP Fin; the recording being the final vinyl document of the band before its non-acrimonious split in 1981.

Post-split[edit source | editbeta]Edit

A retrospective, 13 (Lucky for Some), was released in 1992 on CD. All releases were on the 4AD label.

Andrew Gray went on to join The Wolfgang Press.

Discography[edit source | editbeta]Edit

  • IV Songs (1979)
  • Fin (1982)
  • "Die Laughing"/"Final Achievement" (1979)
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