Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Rare Synth Poppers

Waiting for the bomb. Outside the old Black Swan, Frome in 1983/4.
(photo; Chris Stocker)

Sunday, 22 December 2019

The Village Pump

Here we are playing at the Village Pump in Trowbridge last night. Both bands went down well with the captive audience. The venue is usually a folk music venue hence all the instruments decorating the walls, but I don't think the usual clientele would have appreciated us somehow.
We recently added a cover version of Metal by Gary Numan to our set which fits in really well and adds a nice flavour of hard core futurism from 1979.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas Pumped 21st Dec 2019 7.30pm


LCL and newly formed garage band: The Jeeks
play Christmas Pumped at...

The Village Pump on the 21st of December 2019 from 7.30pm. VENUE behind the pub, parking across the street. Entry FREE.

The Lamb Inn, Mortimer Street, Trowbridge. BA14 8BN 

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Live action... the Bennet Centre Frome, Aug 2019. A pretty good night for all. Thanks to Sweet Machine for organising and promoting this and to Andy Shackleton for doing the AV.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Summer Gig Aug 30th

We are glad to be supporting Sweet Machine again in a dank crypt in Vicarage Street now known as The Bennet Centre. Entrance is on the other side of the building to the car park.

Free Tickets now available at Raves from the Grave

don't forget to read the small print!!!

Friday, 12 July 2019


An exciting selection of LCL T-Shirts printed by Isle of Wight company Teemill UK, in white and limited colours. Check out our new online store for something new to wear while the festival season is still hot...

Friday, 31 May 2019

Just In...

Feel so Young hits the shelves again! 35 years after its original release date, this time as part of a huge compilation of British Synth Pop from the late seventies and early eighties, just out from Cherry Red Records

Our local record shop, Raves From the Grave  just got copies in today. 
Also check out this lengthy review/list on Soundblab.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Electrical Language. Cherry Red. 31st May 2019.

Electrical Language: Independent British Synth Pop 78-84, Various Artists, 4CD/48pp Bookpack on Cherry Red Records

This comes out on the 31st of May and can be pre-ordered from the Cherry Red website.
Laugh Clown Laugh feature at track five on the second disk.

‘Electrical Language’ captures this time and place in microscopic detail. The uptempo would-be hits with suburban nightclub aspirations, the science and technology enthralled proto-techno workouts and the otherworldy experiments are all here, sitting comfortably amongst each other in some cases, jostling for position in others. This was a post-punk revolution of another kind, played out on a stage free of the traditional boundaries and limitations, entirely alien to anybody over twenty-five and enthralled by the new and the exotic. For the first time in a while, the future looked bright, albeit illuminated with electric light.
- Cherry Red.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Hexavalent chromium

Inhaled hexavalent chromium is recognized as a human carcinogen.[4] Workers in many occupations are exposed to hexavalent chromium. Problematic exposure is known to occur among workers who handle chromate-containing products and those who grind and/ or weld stainless steel.[4] Workers who are exposed to hexavalent chromium are at increased risk of developing lung cancer, asthma, or damage to the nasal epithelia and skin.[2] Within the European Union, the use of hexavalent chromium in electronic equipment is largely prohibited by the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.

Laugh Clown Laugh will be playing at the Granary in Frome on Friday July 6th between 8 and 11pm

Wednesday, 27 December 2017


BCM9 at bandcamp

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Electronic Sound Magazine No 04

It's four years now since the release of the album, and at the time there was an interview put out in October 2013, issue no 04 of a new magazine dedicated to electronic music called Electronic Sound. The magazine was only available via the app store at the time but can now by purchased as a beautiful glossy hard copy magazine, currently at issue no 34. We're not quite sure why the article was titled Merry Pranksters, I assure you there was no pranking involved although plenty of merry making! This article is up for the first time here outside of the magazine.
The Album is still available on vinyl from Medical Records
and on CD from this website or direct.

Be sure to catch LCL live along with Sweet Machine and Stereo Kela in Frome on Saturday November 18th. Details on the poster below...
Tickets £3 also available from EVENTBRITE

Somerset Standard Gig News...

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Live in Hove

Supporting Sweet Machine and Invadr at the Brunswick in Hove on Sept 30th.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Electrofied. LIVE EVENT.

Check Out...

Sweet Machine

Laugh Clown Laugh

at this 
live event in Hove on the 30th 0f Sept 2017

FREE ENTRY from 7.30pm

1-3 Holland Road

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Summer Fest at The New Crown Inn

LCL played at this great little festival yesterday. First live gig for 34 years.
We did a half hour set including a cover version of 'Top of the Pops' by the Rezillos.

Thanks to Foxy Music.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Synesthesia shipping on 11th June 2015

New Double Compilation album from Medical Records with Feel so Young by LCL at track no.10. This is the second time in 31 years that this song has appeared on a vinyl compilation. The album celebrates 5 years of Medical Records and is their 50th album to date.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

"Hold tight... "

'Top of the Pops', originally a UK hit at no.17 for the Rezillos in 1978.

LCL recorded this in Dec.83
Very Silicon Teens! 


Monday, 3 February 2014

Special edition CD's

A small number of special edition promo CD's left over for sale here in a single card sleeve.
Only 100 made.

£7.99 plus postage and packaging via Paypal:

UK 93p (£8.92)
Europe £3.20 (£11.19) 
World £3.80 (£11.79)

Please select region from drop down menu

Price + Postage & Packaging via Paypal

Sunday, 19 January 2014

"I love this shit!"

Bedroom Cassette Masters 1980-89 Volume 5
Another massive volume of brilliant lost music featuring Aquarium by Laugh Clown Laugh at track four and also including a 70 page booklet with loads of information and interviews...
check it out here on BANDCAMP

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

strange sounds for freaky people

cool review of the BCM 4 compilation on




" absolute colossal must have set if that is your listening loves extend to stuff emerging out of the weird imprint or if you happen to be sonically time locked into the 80’s DIY synth pop scene."

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Smoke and Mirrors!

Thanks to everyone who made it to the album launch party on Saturday night, what a fantastic night in a great venue!
Thanks to Will for providing the speaker system and DJ Pestle for seaming together an excellent set of early eighties New Wave, Disco and Electronic records. After an early start at 7 we managed to wrap it up by about 12.30 ish.

(DJ Pestle 07939 604455)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Radioland + + +
… radio show late night Sunday talking to Push about the making of the album and other band stuff along with some music from the time and some tracks from the album. 
(This is no longer available to listen again but the radio station will dig it out from the archive if requested so I'm told)

Hear Push here on 'For One Night Only', on Frome FM.
Visit to read Push’s blog and
for some of his old music interviews and reviews.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sun Street

We're having a party for friends to celebrate the New Album release on Medical Records. If you're in the area on the night, you like the music and you'd like an invite, please get in touch. You can contact me at the following email if you need to…
laughingclown1982 at gmail dot com

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Igloo Magazine Album Review

"A chirpy, warm and undeniably British, sound immediately pours from the record"

"The album hums with that early energy of the analogue age..."

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Bedroom Cassette Masters 1980 - 89 Volume Four

Aside from the new album, LCL also have a track on this excellent new compilation album just out containing tons of stuff evoking a dystopian future as seen from a 1980's semi-detached council house upstairs bedroom recording studio. Lots of info about all the bands included.
check it out here on BANDCAMP

Saturday, 12 October 2013


LCL have been getting some airplay over at WFMU. Different tracks from the album on at least four different shows. When you can hear that crackle of vinyl accross the air waves you know it's the real thing. This is the first LCL radio play to the best of our knowledge.

Scott Williams Therese

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Record review

"...they had the freshness of kids that play with something new and the will to express themselves"

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Electronic Sound Magazine

" was like playing with ghosts of ourselves"

Push interviews both surviving members of LCL in this issue of Electronic Sound Magazine
(+ album review.)

(iPad only)

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