I picked this LP up the other day at a car boot because of its Manchester connections. I know nothing about the band's history or the label apart from the notes on the sleeve and an enclosed promo sheet. There's not even a release date on the record or sleeve! The band includes Steve Hopkins who was in the Invisible Girls with Martin Hannet and the record was released on Steve's record label, Arcadian Research Authority, based in Whalley Range. Judging by the sounds its probably an 1982 release in an "indie pop" style.
The band featured:
Steve Hopkins-keyboards and production, Richard Darbyshire- vocals, Jane Martin-vocals, Steve Gilbert-Drums, Des Tongue-Bass, Lynn Oakey-Guitar, Tim Wutham, Lenni, Darwin Matopo-saxophone.
All Tracks recorded at the eight track studio at Graveyard Sounds, Manchester and mixed at Revolution Studio, Manchester.
Released on Arcadian Research Authority label, 355 Wilbraham Road, Whalley Range, Manchester 16, cat. no, ARA 1
All songs written by Steve Hopkins and Finbar Myron
Produced by Steve Hopkins and Stu Pickering
Artefact added : 16th June 2007