A.R. Kane were a 1980s and 1990s British indie band. They were primarily the A - Alex Ayuli and the R - Rudi Tambala from the East of London but were also joined by Russell Smith, bass ( also of Terminal Cheesecake, and Skullflower) and various drummers along the way. After 2 singles on different labels and a surprise number one hit as part of M/A/R/R/S's "Pump Up the Volume", they made two ground-breaking albums that placed them precariously in the indie scene - however they preferred the term "dream pop". These albums were 69 in 1988 and i in 1989.