The Lotus Eaters formed in 1982. Many music enthusiasts regard the group as a part of the New Romantic movement. However, although Peter Coyle (vocals), Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Mike Dempsey (bass guitar), and Stephen Creese (drums) had the elegant attire, and fashionable haircuts of New Romantic bands, their music was more understated and folksy than the synthesized Euro disco of Japan, Visage and Duran Duran. The Lotus Eaters toured extensively throughout Japan, despite arguments with their record label there.
In 1998, The First Picture of You, a compilation of the Lotus Eaters' BBC Radio 1 sessions, was released, and the No Sense of Sin album was reissued on CD with bonus tracks.
In 2001, The Lotus Eaters, reduced to the duo of Coyle and Kelly reformed after almost two decades, to record a new album Silentspace.
In April 2009, the band (composed of Coyle, Kelly and Stephen Emmer) announced on their Myspace page that they were working, with producer Steve Power, on material for a new album, to be called A Plug-In Called Nostalgia.
In March 2009 The band announced a one-off concert to be held at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 25 July. The gig, a performance of the album No Sense of Sin, is to feature the trio accompanied by a string string quartet from the University of Huddersfield.
video: The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture Of You
1. German Girl2. Love Still Flows
3. Can You Keep A Secret
4. Cut On Your Own
5. Put Your Touch On Love
6. Set Me Apart
7. You Fill Me With Need
8. The First Picture Of You
9. Alone Of All Her Sex
10. It Hurts
11 . You Don't Need Someone New
12. Two Virgins Tender
13. My Happy Dream
14. The Evidence
16. Soul In Sparks
17. Church At Llanbadrig
18. The Lotus Eaters
19. Out On Your Own (12" Version)
Tracks 1 to 9 and 11 from the original debut album 'No Sense of Sin' released in 1984
Tracks 10 and 12 to 18 previously unreleased.