Guitarist and frontman for the post-punk band The Sound, performing with them from 1979 to 1987.
He met childhood friend and future Sound bassist Graham "Green" Bailey in grammar school.
He suffered from schizoid-affective disorder and committed suicide in 1999.
His father Bob Borland was a renowned physicist at the National Physics Laboratory.
He was heavily influenced by the band The Stooges and their singer Iggy Pop.