The Lurkers formed late in 1976, the original line-up consisting of Pete Stride on Guitar, Pete 'Manic Esso' Haynes' on Drums, Nigel Moore on Bass and Howard Wall on Vocals. In the 2010s, Esso, Stride and Moore have been collaborating again under the name of The Lurkers: God's Lonely Men and released a CD in 2012 entitled Chemical Landslide which contained tracks considered a lot heavier than anything they had previously recorded under the Lurkers name. In 2016 they released a further album The Future's Calling and collaborated on follow-up material with The Featherz' lead singer Danie Centric. The fruit of the collaboration with Centric, the High Velocity EP, was released in 2017 as a limited edition pink vinyl 7" on Damaged Goods. The Lurkers have since been recording more new material with Danie Centric as their lead singer, the first fruits of which being this brand new 7", limited to 750 copies on split black/clear vinyl.