Siglo XX was a Belgian cold-wave band from Genk, Belgium, active from 1979-1989. Their sound resembled Factory Records bands like Joy Division and Section 25: cold new wave, with dark basses, moody synths and depressive vocals. Siglo XX was one of the more well-known Belgian post-punk bandsand by 2010 was considered to have been a key influence on the Belgian music scene.
In 1980 Siglo XX independently released their first 7” single ‘The Naked and the Death’. Later they signed to Antler Records, who released a few of their albums and maxi’s. In the mid 80’s a move to PIAS followed, where they collaborated on three albums. Their last album was released in 1989.
Recently the song “Individuality” from their debut 7” was used in the 2016 promo commercial for PRADA’s new fashion line (staring actors Michael Shannon, Scoot McNairy & Tye Sheridan). Prada chose the song to fit the minimalistic 80ies atmosphere of their campaign.
As of today, ex-Siglo XX members are still recording and playing shows under the name ‘Honeymoon Cowboys’.
Originally released on Straatlawaai Produkties in 1980, this was the band’s first release & has become quite the rare collectable that is fetching hundreds on the second hand market. Now finally back available as a limited 7” EP on 500 copies, released exclusively for Record Store Day Belgium 2017.
A1. Individuality Side
B2. The Naked And The Death
B3. Lines Of Hope