Girls At Our Best (SFPS029)

Girls At Our Best

Girls at Our Best! were an English post-punk band, founded in Leeds, England in 1979 under the name The Butterflies. They had several UK Independent Singles Chart hits during their three-year existence.

The group initially consisted of vocalist Judy “Jo” Evans, guitarist James “Jez” Alan, bassist Gerard “Terry” Swift and drummer Chris Oldroyd.

They took their new name from a line in their track “Warm Girls”, released as the B-side to their self-financed 1980 debut single “Getting Nowhere Fast”. The single, released in April 1980 on their own Record Records, reached No. 9 on the UK Indie Chart.

June Brides (SFPS023)

June Brides

The June Brides are an English indie pop group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and punk-era bands such as Buzzcocks, The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the indie pop bands that would follow.

Stump (SFPS019)

Stump

Stump were an Irish-English indie/experimental/rock group featuring former Microdisney members Mick Lynch (vocals) and Rob McKahey (drums), with Kev Hopper (bass) and Chris Salmon (guitar). They formed in London in 1983. The original vocalist was Nick Hobbs, who left early on to form The Shrubs.

The Primevals (SFPS014)

The Primevals

The Primevals are a Glasgow rock group formed in 1983, who were influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Pharoah Sanders, The Gun Club, The Cramps, and 1960s US garage rock.

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.

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.