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Subterraneans are an art-rock band from London, England. Fronted by former Angelhead vocalist and songwriter Jude Rawlins, they also feature former Wave guitarist Carl Homer, former Solstice bass player Robin Phillips, and Van der Graaf Generator drummer Guy Evans.

OriginLondon, UK
GenresAlternative rock, avant-garde, psychedelic rock, post-punk, shoegaze
Years active1992–present
LabelsElectric, Cadiz, Radar Music/MotionFX GmbH, Rhythm of Life, BMP, Osceola
MembersJude Rawlins
Carl Homer
Robin Phillips
Guy Evans


Film, theatre and televisionEdit

Subterraneans have recorded soundtracks for several films, including the official 70th anniversary soundtrack to G.W. Pabst's celebrated movie Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks, and Maya Deren's At Land.

Their music has also featured in shows by performance artist Judy Neville (whose voice can also be heard on Subterraneans' track "Fall Out"), and poet Suzanne Andrade, whose 2006 Edinburgh Festival show Invisible Ink included excerpts from the band's Pandora's Box soundtrack.

The band is named after the closing track on David Bowie's Low album and were given their name by Billy Mackenzie.


  • Dream Fades Into Dark (1992 single)
  • April May June (1993 album)
  • Slide EP (1995 EP)
  • No featuring Billy Mackenzie (1996 single)
  • She Walks On Water (1997 single)
  • Hazel Eyes (1998 single)
  • Mona Lisa (1998 album)
  • Pandora's Box (2001 soundtrack album)
  • The Last Time featuring Angie Bowie (2002 single)
  • Orly Flight (2003 compilation album)
  • Themes for Maya Deren (2004 soundtrack album)
  • Canticle in D (2006 single)
  • Soul Mass Transit (2006 album)
  • Love X Plus Y (2006 single)
  • Live in Berlin (2008 album)
  • Eights and Rhymes (2008 album)
  • I'm For You (2010 single)
  • This Too Shall Pass (2011 album)
  • A Lot Like Love (2011 single)
  • Underground: The Singles 1992-2011 (2012 compilation album)
  • Goodbye Voyager (2017 album)


  • Rawlins, Jude (2004). Cul, de Sac: Lyrics, Prose and Poems 1987-2004 (3rd ed.). Hampstead House Press. ISBN 1-4116-0895-X.
  • Clark, Lisa (11 February 2005). The Lives of Jude Rawlins. Artsweek.

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