The release of the album Circus Minimus by The Games sheds light on one of many of the lost bands that emerged from the Wirral and Liverpool music scene of the late 70s/early 80s.

The Games consisted of Brendan Coyle, Steve Knott and Colin Hughes – a trio that had eschewed the ‘coldwave’ element of synthpop in favour of a more warmer approach to electronic music. Their first single featured the perky pop of ‘First Law Of Games’ released in 1980. The single also featured the oddly melancholic tones of B-Side track ‘Childsplay’, a haunting track with often cryptic lyrics, such as “British music – nothing is what it seems”. More inside>>