Artist Focus: Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album. 

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

Well known as one of the most iconic bands of the 80s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood stayed incredibly true to themselves, they didn’t back down and were unapologetically queer! Relatable, that’s what every artist hopes their music becomes and this is without a doubt the case when it came their first album, Welcome To The Pleasuredome. Crammed full of energy from start to finish, a heartwarming journey, it’s an absolute masterpiece.

Hector Lee takes you through a selection of tracks by the band that have become one of his major musical influences, sit back and enjoy as the boys from Liverpool take you into a world where sex and horror really are the new Gods!