WHO-ARE: ”Haircut One Hundred are a British new wave/jazz-funk group formed in 1980 in Beckenham, London by Nick Heyward. In 1981 and 1982 the band had four UK Top 10 hit singles: "Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)", "Love Plus One", "Nobody's Fool", and "Fantastic Day”.” (Wiki).
And the four singles are what I remember of the band, especially with “Love Plus One” - first hearing it on the radio, was a such a breeze of fresh tunes, amidst onslaught of synth resplendid in the new Romantic British New Wave, like a holiday in the carribean (which was not as alluring to myself as Singapore was a hot-bed of humidity, innit? LOL) … well, at the very least seen in their MVs, like “Fantastic Day” LOL.
Years later, bands like Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout came to the fore with their jingle-jangle pop musicality and rhythm … which somewhat funnily led me to bands like Toad The Wet Sprocket, which led me down the “grunge” path in the 90s.