Soft Cell are a British synth-pop duo. Formed by vocalist Marc Almond and multi-instrumentalist David Ball in Leeds in the late ‘70s, they rose to prominence in early ‘80s with their version of Tainted Love, a number one single, and their debut album, ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’. By 1984 they had decided to go their separate ways, with both pursuing new projects and solo work. In 2002 they reformed to release a new LP, ‘Cruelty Without Beauty’. In 2018, the duo will celebrate 40 years of Soft Cell and bid farewell with a show at London’s O2 Arena.