The Secret Goldfish – in session – Marc Riley – BBC 6 Music – August 2, 2017 – BBC Radio –
The Secret Goldfish to start the week – in session for Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music on August 2, 2017.
I was looking around for some biographical information on the band and I ran into this, pretty hysterical, bio via the John Peel Wiki-Fandom page:
The Secret Goldfish are a band from Glasgow, Scotland. The group was formed by ex-Fizzbombs singer Katy McCullars, guitarist John Morose, and the rhythm section from The Mackenzies, Graham Lironi and Paul Turnbull. The band took their name from an imaginary book mentioned in the novel The Catcher in the Rye. They released three albums and several singles in the 1990s, on the Glasgow-based Creeping Bent record label. Their first album, 1996’s Aqua Pet…You Make Me was produced by Stephen Lironi.
Their sound has been described as “sounding much like The Jesus and Mary Chain locked in a public toilet with Jefferson Airplane and The New York Dolls”. An album of B-sides and outtakes, Jet Streams was released in 1997, and in 1999 they issued the Somewhere in the World EP, the lead track of which was co-written by Vic Godard and featured Francis MacDonald and Stevie Jackson. A second album, Mink Riots followed in 1999. After a lengthy hiatus, The Secret Goldfish returned to live performance in 2016 with a second guitarist (former Orange Juice guitarist James Kirk), with a third album (Petal Split) being released on Creeping Bent in April 2017.
Well, if THAT doesn’t get your attention, nothing will.
So on that happy note – relax and have a listen.
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