TWA Toots (SFPS010)

TWA Toots

Twa Toots were a U.K. band formed in the early 80s. The group recorded one session for the John Peel’s program and then seemingly disappeared. One full-length album, the long out-of-print Don’t Send Me Flowers, was released on 1997 on Accident Records.

The Wedding Present (SFPS009)

The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, England, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. The band’s music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four to more varied forms. Throughout their career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band’s only constant member.

Gang of Four (SFPS008)

Gang Of Four

Gang of Four were formed in 1976 in Leeds. The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many different line-ups including, among other notable musicians, Sara Lee, Mark Heaney and Gail Ann Dorsey. After a brief lull in the 1980s, different constellations of the band recorded two studio albums in the 1990s. Between 2004 and 2006 the original line-up was reunited; Gill toured using the name between 2012 and his death in 2020.

Madness (SFPS007)

Madness Peel Sessions

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, North London, who formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s two-tone ska revival, they continue to perform with six of the seven members of their original line-up.

Wild Swans (SFPS006)

wild swans peel sessions

The Wild Swans are a post-punk band from Liverpool, England, which originally formed in 1980 shortly after Paul Simpson (ex-keyboards) left The Teardrop Explodes. The band’s personnel has been subject to regular turnover, with vocalist Simpson being the only constant member.

Stiff Little Fingers (SFPS004)

Stiff Little Fingers are an Irish punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977, at the height of the Troubles. They started out as a schoolboy band called Highway Star (named after the Deep Purple song), doing rock covers, until they discovered punk.

The Screaming Blue Messiahs (SFPS003)

Peel Sessions Screaming Blue Messiahs

The Screaming Blue Messiahs were formed in 1983 in London by guitarist and singer Bill Carter, bass player and backing singer Chris Thompson and drummer Kenny Harris. The group emerged in the wake of the pub rock and punk scenes that had been very predominant on the UK capital’s live music circuit during the late ’70s/ early ’80s.