Red Square

RED SQUARE is a pioneering free-improvising, avant-rock band, originally from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, that formed in 1974 and broke up in 1978, before reforming again in 2008 as a result of renewed interest in the band having been probably the first ever to take on the challenges of total free improvisation from a rock perspective.

Bridging the worlds of psychedelia, metal and avant-jazz and pre-dating the experimentation of Sonic Youth and Last Exit by a decade and The Thing by twenty five years, Red Square's railing aural assaults were once considered too extreme for commercial release.

Red Square revolves around the astonishingly original guitar playing of veteran sixties survivor, Ian Staples - tape and noise experimenter, action-painter, Grosvenor Square radical and wired denizen of the Middle Earth Club.

Not only does Staples’ iconoclastic sound palette encompass influences from delta blues and Hendrix through to Derek Bailey and Stockhausen, but a mongrel-blues strain of Trout Mask-inspired DNA courses virulently through every line he plays.

The Red Square line up is completed by Jon Seagroatt, (woodwind and electronics), member of the legendary psych-folk band Comus, and drummer Roger Telford.

Red Square continue to deliver free-form avant-metal through very big speakers with undiminished enthusiasm.


Red Square Discography Tracks


FMRCD262-0508 Red Square Thirty Three(CD) FMR Records (2) FMRCD262-0508 UK 2008 Sell This Version
FFCD07 Red Square UnReason: Red Square Live At The Vortex(CDr) Fo Fum FFCD07 UK, Europe & US 2010 Sell This Version
FFCD09 Red Square Bird Haus(CDr) Fo Fum FFCD09 UK 2012 Sell This Version


Red Square Rare And Lost 70s Recordings (Comp, Album) Mental Experience Spain 2016 Sell This Version


FFCD05 Red Square Shuttle Bag(CD) Fo Fum FFCD05 UK 2009 Sell This Version

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