In 2000 UK music magazine Uncut released an album entitled Dawn of Electronica, a tribute to the early pioneers of electronic music. Along side acts like Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Art of Noise and Giorgio Moroder were B-Movie. Thesleeve notes read,'B-Movie's Remembrance Day though it may might not have stormed the top 40 was quintessential synth pop: the lugubrious vocals and heroic gravitas, the stabbing keyboard as rhythmic device and air of icy melodrama/melancholia.'
Echoes of this Nottinghamshire quartet's intensely melodic, post punk, analogue synth driven sound can be heard in many indie and dance acts of today. American electro-punk indie band The Faint reworked Remembrance Day into Southern Belles in London Sing on their Wet from Birth album and B-Movie's internationally most famous song and Nowhere Girl was remixed by cult DJ Adam Freeland for the Warner Brothers album Future Retro.
The original line-up of B-Movie reformed to play The Metro Club in London in 2004 and have since gone on to perform well received shows in the UK and Europe. In 2013 the band return with an album of new material on the German label Genetic.
B-Movie formed in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire in 1979 out of the ashes of local punk band The Aborted. Originally a three piece, the band featured Steve Hovington on vocals & bass, Paul Statham on guitars and Graham Boffey on drums. They contributed two songs to a local compilation album 'East', compiled by Lincoln independent label Dead Good Records.
Rick Holliday joined the band on keyboards in October 1979 and in 1980 B-Movie released their debut single, The Take Three EP on Dead Good which brought them to the attention of DJ John Peel. A six track EP followed later that year, featuring early versions of Remembrance Day and Nowhere Girl. Beginning to attract wider attention through good live reviews and radio plays London, the band were invited by London DJ Stevo to play his
two day Futurist Festival supporting DAF in Hammersmith, London. Stevo subsequently became their manager (along with Soft Cell) and the band recorded 'Moles' for the Some Bizarre album released December 1980, which featured recording debuts by Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, The The and Blancmange. In January 1981, B-Movie signed to Deram records and
went on to release three critically acclaimed singles, 'Remembrance Day,' (featured in John Peel's Festive 50 of 1981) 'Marilyn Dreams' and 'Nowhere Girl'. The band supported Duran Duran on their first UK tour and their classic John Peel session of 1981 became one of the most requested that year.
B-Movie toured America three times and scored several hits in Europe. The original lineup split in 1983. Several compilation albums have appeared, most recently The BBC Radio Sessions on Cherry Red Records. Original members Hovington and Statham continued the band and went on to sign to Sire records and released one album 'Forever Running' in 1985.
A retrospective of this period 'The Platinum Collection' was released by Warner Brothers in 2005.
In 2004 the original line-up reformed for a show at The Metro Club in London. The band have gone on to perform throughout the UK and Europe and are set to release their first new album in nearly thirty years in 2013.