Die Thompson Twins formierten sich im April 1977 in Sheffield, ursprünglich aus den Bandmitgliedern Tom Bailey (Bass/Gesang), Pete Dodd (Gitarre und Gesang), John Roog (Gitarre), und Jon "Pod" Podgorski (Schlagzeug). Sie bestritten zwei Jahre lang hauptsächlich Liveauftritte, dann zogen sie nach London und bekamen hier Kontakt zur Hausbesetzer-Szene. Sie wurden dort ein Teil einer „linken Bewegung“. Der Name Thompson Twins wurde nach den zwei bekannten Detektiven Schulze und Schultze (im Englischen „Thomson und Thompson“) aus der Comicserie Tim und Struppi von Hergé gewählt.
Remastered and pressed on 180g PURPLE Vinyl ‘Here’s To Future Days’ is the fifth album by the Thompson Twins and after the runaway success of Into The Gap initial recording started with Alex Sadkin who’d streered the band to commercial success with their previous two outings, Quick Step & Side Kick and Into The Gap. The first single from the album ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’ was another big hit however the band decided to part ways with Alex Sadkin and produced the album themselves. Tom Bailey was then diagnosed with nervous exhaustion and the whole project was put on hold on the eve of the release of the next single ‘Roll Over’. After a long period of rest the band began to revisit the project and decided to enlist the help of Chic co-founder producer Nile Rodgers. With Rodgers now producer the material took a more guitar orientated direction and Rodgers also added gospel vocals to the album version of the first single ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’. The band had truly made their mark on the scene, with Into The Gap, the album becoming one of the biggest sellers of 1984. The band took their name from two characters in Belgian cartoonist Herge’s comic strip ‘The Adventures of Tin Tin’. Thomson and Thompson were two incompetent detectives who though not related looked identical save for different shaped moustaches. With a fluid line up which at times reached upto 7 members on stage, a change in musical direction took Tom Bailey, Alannah Curry and Joe Leway in a more mainstream direction than those of the early days of the first two albums; A Product of...(Participation) and Set which where were far more experimental, than Quick Step or anything that followed.