The Wallflowers (British band)

The Wallflowers
Origin Slough, UK
Genres Indie pop, new wave, pop rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels Mantre Records, Idea Records
Past members Peter D. Brickley
Kent Davies
John Strachan
Vic Doyle
Tracy Owen
Pete Smith
Steve Philliben
Stuart Timmons
Brian Cooper

The Wallflowers (also known as The Wallflowers UK to avoid confusion with the American band) are a British indie/new wave band from Slough, England, formed by Peter Brickley in 1985.[1]

History

In 1983, Peter Brickley was a member of a band called The Telephone Boxes,[2] which had supported The Smiths on their first UK tour. After having recorded a few demos for various uninterested record companies, the band split. In 1985, Brickley formed his own band under the name The Wallflowers. They signed a publishing deal with Intersong/Warner Chappell Music. The Wallflowers released 3 singles: "Blushing Girl Nervous Smile" in 1986 (produced by Pete Hammond of PWL), "Thank You" in 1987 (produced by Andy Partridge of XTC), and "83.7 Degrees" in 1987.[3][4] A number of other tracks were recorded for a planned album which was to be titled Love, Peace and Pugwash, but was never released, due to the withdrawal of Warner/Chappell. Johnny Marr of The Smiths was also due to work with the band on the album, but due to matters surrounding The Smiths splitting up around this time, it didn't go ahead. Love, Peace and Pugwash was eventually self-released by the band in 2012.

Discography[5]

Albums

  • Love, Peace and Pugwash (1988; unreleased until 2012)
  • The Singles (compilation) (2010)
  • P Folk (2013 Not On Label / Wallflowers Self-released)

Singles

  • "Blushing Girl Nervous Smile" (1986)
  • "Thank You" (1987)
  • "83.7 Degrees" (1987)

References

  1. ^ "biography". Thewallflowers.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  2. ^ Hann, Michael (11 April 2012). "Old music: The Wallflowers – Blushing Girl, Nervous Smile | Music | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  3. ^ Howdoesitfeel.co.uk "(29)The Wallflowers Blushing Girl, Nervous Smile"
  4. ^ "Releases". Thewallflowers.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Wallflowers, The (2) Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 16 October 2012.

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