South Wales: Y

Yeuuuuch – label, who were sometimes called Yeuuuuch recordings and ran out of Penarth in 1980s. Rel cass by Electric Showers. More info req’d.

Alfie Simms & The Yodelling Ferrets – Carmarthen post-punk band (late 70s), feat; Grayson James (voc) (also The Raiders, T9C), Idris Evans (keys), Iain Davies (drms), Tim Williams (voc). More info req’d

Yossarian – Cardiff band, (formed Nov03), feat; Dave Smith (voc,gtr), Tom Morgan (bass), Ben Fawkes (gtr), Henry Butcher (drms). (website)

Young Marble Giants – Cardiff band (formed Nov 78), feat; Philip Moxham (bass) (later Bomb And Dagger, Taffia, Irascibles), Stuart Moxham (gtr,keys), Alison Statton (voc) (later Bomb And Dagger). All played in covers band True Wheel. Signed to Rough Trade recs after label had heard them on a comp LP & rel LP ‘Colossal Youth.’ At time of signing they had only played 4 gigs (all in Cardiff), went on to tour UK, Europe & US. Split in 1980 due to tensions after a US tour. Statton later formed Weekend leaving the brothers to form Gist. Phil played on Weekend recordings as well, & spent short stints with David Thomas & The Pedestrians (appearing on The Sound of the Sand LP on Rough Trade) & Everything But The Girl. See also Alison Statton & Spike, Table Table. Read biog

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