Rave legends Altern8 are back and this time they want to be Christmas number one. Cliff Richard they are not. But what can the rave duo teach comms people? Quite a lot, actually.
By Dan Slee
Back in the early 1990s a band from Stafford emerged from the rave scene to make a dent in the popular imagination
Dressed in RAF chemical gear Altern8 played hardcore techno music that spilled out of clubs and from cars onto the radio and onto Top of the Pops.
Mark Archer and Chris Peat for three years were the face of rave music. Only they weren’t. They dressed in yellow face masks and refused to have their pictures taken without them.