Aerial FX

The band line-up was:
Chris Hufford - Vocals, rhythm guitar
Bryce Edge - Keyboards, backing vocals
Richard Hart - Lead guitar
Andy Melton - Bass
Simon Bladon - Drums

Around 1980/81 Oxford based band Exit 13 changed their sound & changed their name to Aerial FX. They signed a publishing deal with Island Music, released 2 singles ("So Hard" on Square Records & then "Take It From Here" on Island Records), & then bagged enough studio time to record "Watching The Dance" LP which was released on Kamera Records along with a single "Instant Feelings".

They played shows around London & the UK throughout that period. Around 1982/83 the focus changed to studio recording & Melton & Bladon left the band. The other 3 continued writing & recording & EMI Records signed them mid 1983. Unfortunately there were creative disagreements with EMI & they didn't progress out of the studio, finally being dropped at the end of 1984.

Their studio experiments continued for another couple of years but nothing was released & they stopped making music as AFX around 1986.

Nowadays Chris Hufford is well-known in music industry as the manager of Radiohead, Supergrass and Gamma Hayes, he also produced some of Radiohead's early recordings, a group he would help steer to massive global success. Chris also run his new project Anti Atlas (Downtempo, IDM, ambient)

In the year of 2010 a collection of 12 previously unreleased AFX tracks from 1980 and 1984 was released on CD by Other Voices Records.


KAM 008 Aerial FX - Watching The Dance album art Aerial FX Watching The Dance(LP, Album) Kamera Records KAM 008 UK 1982 Sell This Version
VOX3CD Aerial FX - Same River Twice album art Aerial FX Same River Twice (Comp) Other Voices Records VOX3CD Russia 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SQS 3 Aerial FX - So Hard album art Aerial FX So Hard(7", Single) Square SQS 3 UK 1980 Sell This Version
WIP6698 Aerial FX - Take It From Here album art Aerial FX Take It From Here(7", Single) Island Records WIP6698 UK & Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
ERA 012 Aerial FX - Instant Feelings / 5: 15 album art Aerial FX Instant Feelings / 5: 15(7", Single) Kamera Records ERA 012 UK 1982 Sell This Version