Formed in Paisley in 1985 Close Lobsters signed to Fire Records and released their debut single Going To Heaven To See If It Rains in October 1986. They went on to release two albums: Foxheads Stalk This Land was released in 1987 and Headache Rhetoric in 1989. Rolling Stone’s review of Foxheads Stalk This Land called it “first-rate guitar pop from a top-shelf band. Close Lobsters could have been just another jangle group, but they have a lot more going for them than just chiming Rickenbackers.”
Their popularity on United States college radio stations led to an invitation to the New York Music Seminar in 1989, which in turn led to an extensive American tour. They toured extensively in the UK, Germany and the United States of America and Canada. The band eventually took an extended break.
In March 2012, Close Lobsters reformed to play Popfest in Madrid, Berlin and NYC. In 2014, the band released new EP Kunstwerk in Spacetime. Lead single Now Time received significant attention, a further single followed in 2015, before another hiatus. The band are now back again and released album Post Neo Anti with Last Night From Glasgow in 2020.