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Wire are an English rock band formed in 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). As a definitive art punk ensemble, the group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style to a more complex, structured sound involving more use of synthesizers and guitars. The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career. Wire has released a total of sixteen albums and are still active as of 2017.