The band was formed in late 1980 by Guitarist Mark Tighe and Vocalist Ian Tilleard. After starting life as Heaven Seventeen, and with early lineups including a pre-Zodiac Mindwarp Mark Manning, the band eventually settled as 1919 (after a book belonging to Tighe) with Nick Hiles on Bass and Mick Reed on Drums. Their intention was, according to Reed, "to create a heavy melodic intense dance band with no frills and no intentions".
In 1982, 1919 released a 7" white label promo of 'Repulsion//Tear Down These Walls', and were subsequently invited to record their first session with John Peel in May that year. 1982 would see the single re-released on Red Rhino Records, as well as the single 'Caged/After The Fall' and the LP 'Machine'. In 1983, Bassist Hiles was replaced by Steve Madden, and the band recorded their second and final Peel session on May 4. Madden featured on the final recordings of this era, a 7" and 12" version of 'Cry Wolf/Storm' and 'Cry Wolf/Dream/Storm' respectively, which were released on Abstract Records along with the 12" 'Earth Song' EP, released in 1984 after the band's dissolution. During this period, 1919 had also included Kev Aston (Saxophone) and Sputnik (Synthesizer) at various times as part of their ensemble.
With Reed's departure from 1919 to form The Hive, the band decided to take a new direction and changed their name to Another Cinema, with the lineup now Tighe, Tilleard, Madden, and Stefan Khacheturian -who was introduced through a collaboration with former bassist Hiles in ICE- on drums. The band were once again taken under the wing of Red Rhino founder Tony Kostrzewa, this time releasing their single 'Phase One' (1984) and 'Midnight Blue Oceans' under the Altered States banner. The band called it a day in 1986. [SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA]