The Box


The Box are, along with Electric Guitars and Fire Engines, one of the hardest bands to find information about via Google. When the first lineup of Clock DVA split from Adi Newton, they took on singer Peter Hope and made a whole bunch of terrific records. Imagine an industrial dub blues by some Sheffield noise weirdos who must have been listening to lots of Captain Beefheart and Hula. This is their first self-titled EP from 1983. 

The Box

The Box


jonder 13 August 2021 at 14:25  

Thank you for this! I kept up with Clock DVA after the split, but never listened to The Box until today. Missed out on some great music which sounds like the Thirst lineup was listening to The Birthday Party and Killing Joke. I should have been all over that, but better late than never!

jaypee 13 August 2021 at 14:58  

Thanks a lot, great discovery!

Anonymous,  13 August 2021 at 15:02  

Love The Box, much better than post Thirst Clock DVA. Minutemen and Blurt.

badgerstump 13 August 2021 at 15:38  

Better than Minutemen? You crayzee! Step away from the crack pipe.

PAW 13 August 2021 at 18:18  

Decent interview and details at

Anonymous,  14 August 2021 at 02:06  

Love The Box, much better than post Thirst Clock DVA. Minutemen and Blurt.

....meaning they sound like a mix of the Minutemen and Blurt, speedy base and sax. Not a big fan of Clock DVA's electronic sound.

Mrs. Inside 14 August 2021 at 10:23  

glad you readers like The Box! and thank you for the interview link. has two compilations available. both are definitely worth buying. also check what the singer has done post-Box.

more boxiness is on the way, stay tuned!