Belgium combo, Hoover (Guitar – Raymond Geerts, Keyboards – Alex Callier, Frank Duchêne and Vocals – Liesje Sadonius. With added drums from Eric Bosteels) Provide laid back beats over dream synth layers and with some Indie guitar.
After the release of their first full length “A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular” the were forced by the famous vacuum cleaner company of the same name, to change their moniker for legal reasons.
Horse were the duo of Angela McAlinden and Horse McDonald, who also provided some impressive vocals. The band were ; Bass – Graham Brierton (who did lots of work for China Crisis), Drums – Tony Soave (who went on to be in The Silencers), Guitars – McAlinden and George Hutchison and Keyboards – Brian McNeill
From 1990, “Sweet Thing” is a gentle folk pop, jazzy and beautifully sung.
“A Place Like Today” is keyboard dominated and is more of a duet between McAlinden and McDonald.
“CatDancing” feels like a live studio take, funky and folky. “It’s All My Heart Could Do” has only piano and some synth.
Filling a gap between Radiohead and early Coldplay, Indie Rock from Wales (Porthcawl) and released in 2005.
The five piece comprised of ; Gareth Jones – Vocals, Peter Roberts – Guitar, Ian Russel – Keyboards, Kris Blight – Bass and John Maloney – Drums. Apart from the keyboardists all were in the previous band Tetra Splendour. Here’s the Wiki link;
More from the League 1 of Britpop bands and Camden quintet Menswe@r. Released in ’95 and produced by Neill King (The Undertones)
Hyped to buggery this was their second release. The line-up being ; Johnny Dean – vocals, backing vocals, percussion; Simon White – electric guitar, backing vocals; Chris Gentry (Vatican DC) – electric and acoustic guitars; Stuart Black – bass, acoustic guitar; Matt Everitt (The Montrose Avenue)- drums, percussion.
Their sound has a slight Mod Rock edge to it, piano and horns are introduced towards, very 70’s Elton John !
‘Back In The Bar’ reveals more Rock N Roll riffs with a hint of Bowie Glam. “Satellite” is a short 70’s romp with plenty of hand claps, Blockbuster!!!
The last track is a remix of their first single by Dubwiser (Jonas Dread) Plenty of Tablas and breakbeats and just a fragment of the track left in.
Another slightly obscure Brit Pop classic from March ’96 by Crispin Hut’s The Longpigs, their 4th single.
The full line-up was ; Bass – Simon Stafford (later with Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros), Drums – Dee Boyle R.I.P. (previously in Chakk and Cabaret Voltaire)), Guitar – Richard Hawley (now a successful solo artist) and Vocals, Guitar – Crispin Hunt.
This contains a couple of B-sides. “Jesus Christ” with it elastic bass and thrashy chorus and the gentle acoustica of “On And On” (to be their next single) from their debut album.
From October ’98 and one of the few hits from Hurricane #1. From their second album “Only The Strongest Will Survive”. This was the classic line-up of ; Bass – Will Pepper, Drums – Gaz Farmer, Guitar, Backing Vocals – Andy Bell and Vocals – Alex Lowe. With Co-production by Stephen Harris.
The full version is included, with the swirling, slide guitar over some shuffling beats.
The Olmec Heads (Andy Perring and Wes Coggle) give it a bit of Trance feel but keep the slide guitar in. Choppy it up and using snippets of the verse.
Cuba (South London duo Christopher Andrews and former Chapterhouse drummer Ashley Bates) provide a bass heavy mix.