Work has begun on a mural to honour alternative band XTC in their hometown of Swindon.

The group was formed in 1972 by Swindonians Colin Moulding and Andy Partridge, rising to fame with major hits including ‘We’re Only Making Plans For Nigel’ and ‘Dear God’.

In 2006, Partridge announced that his creative partnership with Moulding had disintegrated, leaving XTC "in the past tense".

XTC’s third studio album, ‘Drums and Wires’, provides the inspiration for the art with the new mural encompassing the album artwork from the 1979 release.

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The band’s dedicated mural is currently being painted onto one of the grey hoardings that are covering the improvement works around Fleming Way and is the latest addition to the collection.

Swindon Borough Council commissioned several local artists to paint murals that represent and embody the Wiltshire town on the hoardings to brighten up the grey area while construction is completed.

Drawings and paintings of iconic themes of Swindon such as the railways, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and of course Swindon Town Football Club can be found dotted up and down Carfax Street as the multimillion redevelopment continues.