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Half Man Half Biscuit

The Onset Marlowe Gone to Earth
The Dead Poppies The She 4-20 St Vitus Dance
Sonnenberg Dead Poppies The She 4-20 St Vitus Dance

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HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT

"A band as savage as they were whimsical, provided an unexpected dessert for those British post punk teenagers who lamented the demise of bands with bite" - Patrick Thorn

Nigel Blackwell & Neil Crossley had been playing/rehearsing for about a year, before they got involved with the label in the summer of 1985. Generally reckoned to be one of the finest bands to come from Merseyside. The first LP "Back in the DHSS" Probe 4 released in October 85, the band were immediately embraced by John Peel "Surely the best band in the land". The Album which was selling well from the start, took off like mad after the broadcast of their first John Peel on radio 1, by January of 86, becoming the biggest selling independent record of 1986, march of that year saw the release of the 7 inch and 12 inch single trumpton riots which reach the number 1 indie spot, becoming the biggest selling indie single of 86 . shortly after the Dickie Davies eyes single top the indie charts the band packed it in, in October 86 after a hectic year. A posthumous L.P. was released early 87 ;Back again in the D.H.S.S consisting of un-released Peel Sessions tracks together with a clutch of new songs (a CD version, ACD was released later, with additional tracks)

They started up again summer of 1990 with some live gigs (Reading Festival) and a batch of new songs. A couple of singles "lets not" and no regrets was followed by their return Album "McIntyre Treadmore & Davitt". Since then the band have ambled along at their own pace with albums released at a rate of about one every two years interspersed with the occasional E.P. along the way there have been many John Peel sessions and a couple for the Andy Kershaw show. A new long player out 2005 for a full list of all the disks and more information etc; www.HMHB.co.uk

Calvin Party

CALVIN PARTY have been variously described as "the greatest undiscovered band" (John Peel), "joyous art noise" (NME) and "angsty rumpus" (City Life) … Angry and heartfelt, tender and cruel. Nearest comparisons, if you must, are maybe the Fall and the Pixies. After four John Peel sessions, two Festive Fifty hits and three critically-acclaimed albums, Calvin Party now release fourth album ‘Godard’s Girlfriend’ … for tunes and upcoming shows check out www.myspace.com/calvinparty.

Marlowe
a day in july
MARLOWE Liverpool Band of varying size (from 6 to 9 piece) consisting of the usual plus fiddles saxophones flute trumpet/flugelhorn formed by writer singer guitarist Simon Bradshaw in 1999. Marlow stand alone with their swirling strings and brass, mean rhythms distorted guitars and sharp mordant lyrics 3rd album on its way for release end of this year/early next. for further information and reviews gigs etc www.marlowemusic.co.uk
Gone to Earth
Live & Buried
GONE TO EARTH were the folk punk band.They were the first to do it and nobody else got close. "From manic fiddles and buzzsaw guitars" - Sounds "Beautiful tuneful dramas to metaphorical love song and places where folk meets Country" - Melody Maker managing the unlikely combination of the traditional jigs and reels and punk.
The Onset
Pool Of Life
THE ONSET-- Irresistible salad of rootsy pop, formed by Las founder member mike badger in 1987. Lovely stuff, warm human spiritual compassionate. www.mikebadger.co.uk
Dead Poppies
In Spod Time
The DEAD POPPIES Acclaimed west-coast guitar band with exhilarating female vocals often dubbed as Liverpool's only true psychedelic band. The Poppies have subsumed the influences of the great and given birth to music which is provocative, invigorating and wholly their own. Their quest for that indefinable spirit - the mercurial muse which coaxed the best and least orthodox forays from the likes of Jefferson Airplane, the Dead and Quicksilver is rooted in a need to tread one step beyond. It is a quest which serves them spectacularly well in artistic terms. Simply awesome. Simply San Francisco '67.www.deadpoppies.com
St Vitus Dance
Love Me Love My Dogma
ST VITUS DANCE First issue on CD from one of Belfast most acclaimed bands.First releaed in 1987 and Now featuring 5 bonus tracks recorded in Liverpool in 1988 and released here for the first time". www.myspace.com/stvitusdancemusic
4-20
Indica
4-20 Dynamic to soothing Anglo Indian dance/trip hop folk highly melodic with vocals which have been compared to Sandy Denny and Dido have strong political and ecological content. Quite irresistible.
Sonnenberg

Fishing the Pool (Probe 60)-The latest Probe Plus release is by Sonnenberg,who consist of 3 Germans and 1 Brit . They came to Liverpool to study at LIPA and ended up staying put. Electric Guitar,Mandolin ,Accordian and Bina supplied by Probe Plus stalwart Dave Thom (Calvin Party & Gone To Earth).released :06/11/06. www.sonnenbergtheband.com

Jegsy Dodd

JEGSY DODD & THE SONS OF HARRY CROSS Jegsy performs poetry with the 'Original Sinners' playing the music You'd be Daft not to listen ! www.jegsydodd.com