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It's Immaterial are an English indie pop band from Liverpool, formed in 1980. They are best known for their 1986 single "Driving Away From Home", which reached number 18 in the UK Singles Chart. It's Immaterial were formed by three former members of Yachts - Mancunian John Campbell vocals, Martin Dempsey guitar, Henry Priestman keyboards - in addition to Paul Barlow, drums. By 1984, the band had been reduced to a duo - Campbell and Jarvis Whitehead and keyboards, who joined in 1982. On 11 November 1981, around the time of the release of the band’s third single, It's Immaterial recorded the first of four sessions for John Peel at BBC Radio 1; the track listing was "A Gigantic Raft", "Imitate The Worm", "White Man's Hut", "Rake". "A Gigantic Raft" was featured on the soundtrack of Jonathan Demme's 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate. In April 1985, the band recorded their final John Peel session. In the same month, the band's Fish Waltz EP reached number 30 in the UK Indie Chart. Less than a year the band had a hit single with "Driving Away From Home".
This song was their biggest hit and has since featured on television advertisements and on 1980s based compilation albums. Another minor hit followed, "Ed's Funky Diner", with accompanying video, before the release of the band's debut album, Life's Hard and Then You Die, in September 1986. In 1990 they released their second album Song; as before, the music was of a subdued, understated nature, with wry wit in the manner of an indie Pet Shop Boys. The album was a commercial flop, despite receiving positive reviews in the music press; the album was produced by Calum Malcolm, best known for his work with The Blue Nile. In the same year as Song, former It's Immaterial keyboard player, Henry Priestman, had a UK number one album The Christians with the band of the same name. Since 2010 some unreleased songs from the album have appeared on different internet music channels. A deluxe edition of their album Life's Hard and Then You Die" was released on 1 July 2016; the double CD issue contains the original album remastered plus bonus tracks of single versions, B sides and one of the group's John Peel sessions.
On 23 September 2016 the group launched the campaign to produce and release their "lost and found" album House For Sale via Pledge Music. The pledge target was reached, although an initial tentative release date of Spring 2017 was postponed to early 2018. Michael Sutton at Allmusic wrote: Musically, the LP is all over the place — new wave, blues and synth pop. Somehow the smorgasbord of styles works, because the band members aren't being eclectic just for the sake of it. For those of you who are genuinely moved by soaring harmonised vocals, ironic folk rendition, rolling Spanish guitars and tongue-in-cheek meanderings, I would recommend this to you. Dave Schulps at Trouserpress.com wrote: A fascinating musical hybrid that touches variously on synth-pop, atmospheric art-rock, recitation and a unique brand of English country music. It may remind you of early OMD