Howard Devoto was the singer in the UK post-punk band Magazine, who he formed after leaving the Buzzcocks. After Magazine split, he released a solo album, Jerky Versions of the Dream, in 1983, and in 1988 formed a band called Luxuria who released a self-titled album. In the late 1990s he released an album called Buzzkunst with Pete Shelley from the Buzzcocks.