We start today with Canadian born singer/songwriter Haley Bonar (who now goes by the mononym Haley, website) and From A Cage, from her LP Last War (Graveface Records/Memphis Industries 2014)
Next up, In Embrace (website), a leftfield pop-rock band from Leicestershire, and the utterly brilliant Shouting In Cafes (Cherry Red 7”/12” 1985)
SaD hailed from Melbourne/Naarm and were a duo featuring the late Daphne Camf of NO ZU on vocals and synth with Simona Castricum on guitar and programming. This is the compelling Love Is Confirmed, from their sole LP Saturn Rules The Material World (Trans-Brunswick Express 2021) BUY HERE.
Our UK pop-psyche gem from 1969 comes from Tuesday’s Children. After a clutch of unsuccessful singles, they signed an album deal with Philips, recorded throughout 1969 and released in May 1970. Doubtful Nellie (unreleased 1969) came from these sessions but its harpsichord psyche whimsy was adjudged unrepresentative of their new heavier rock direction and was thus left unreleased.
We conclude with a couple of relatively unknown (for a band of their stature) tracks from Cambridge Uni graduates Pink Floyd. First, Cymbaline, from their third LP Soundtrack From The Film "More" (Harvest 1969), then Fearless, from their sixth LP Meddle (Harvest 1971). I bet John Peel liked the latter! Until next week …