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I mean, they're marvellous...
too mellow for the alt-crowd?
are we talking jean stapleton or maureen stapleton?
Because they always seemed to be splitting up.
Because one of them moveed to America.
Because they didn't want to.
I didn't know they still existed. GOt one album which is alright, but I reckon if I went back to it not it would sound pretty average.
but it's a damn shame
really hope they do more stuff in the future
to them on a regular basis. Memories of their gig at Exeter Cavern in Dec 2005 is etched on to my tiny brain forever.
I remember them supporting Hundred Reasons in 2002.
I bought this at that gig: http://www.discogs.com/Stapleton-Stapleton/release/974862
It's not on Spotify... I wonder where my copy is?
good old HR. Other fine bands from the same year or two? This Girl, Copperpot Journals, Douglas...
Pylon, Kids Near Water, Eighty Six.
I remember there was a really good British underground scene in that era. Most of the bands were on just a few labels, Firefly, Year Three Thousand, Subjugation.
Hundred Reasons were the only one that made it big though.
of the past 20 years. Sure Subjugation fucked them over though.
I think it was a band fall-out. I'm pretty sure they were going to sign with Deep Elm just before they split (which probably would have been a poisoned chalice anyway, lots of Deep Elm bands seem to break up after releasing one album with them) and a couple of the members then formed Future Adventures, who released one album which didn't really have the SVS magic, in my opinion.
(saw Doog the drummers latest band, Eyeball Eyeball, recently though and they were ace - just jazzy, instrumental rocking stuff, but class.)
But yea, I phrased that wrong - I didn't mean in contributing to their split as that was 'band tension', just in terms of making money off the band and not putting it back in.....it don't matter though! Just pissed me off at the time when I heard.
How did Subjugation do wrong?
I know that Spy Versus Spy didn't tell them about the Little Lights reissue thing.
Just revolved around making loads (relatively) of money off spy stuff and never giving anything back to them. I dunno, I'm sure if you spoke to Subjugation they'd tell a different story about it.
I like the idea of Ian & Helene buying houses off the back of Spy Versus Spy. An emo mansion, if you will.
They've been very quiet in the last couple of years since their last album.
<3 Rebuild the Pier, On The Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places, Icy You, Chez Chef and Hug the Coast <3
last one was average but they were still great live when they toured it
"Third album Hug The Coast was described as "intelligent, well-crafted subtle rock songs" by TinyVoices."
High praise indeed!