Wire is one of the most important, inventive bands of the post-punk era. The group’s early discography practically traces the forward motion of punk rock’s blistering attack, the genre’s sonic limitations, and post-punk’s art-damaged re-envisioning of what punk rock is all about. Wire’s music has been hugely influential to every art-rock band to follow in its furious wake. Each member has been active outside of Wire’s trajectory, not least of all frontman Colin Newman. Newman’s solo career has spanned avant-pop songs to abstract techno and every unique hybrid in between. With an idiosyncratic ear for structure, melody and texture, Newman has created some of the most progressive music of his time.