Monsoon were an English-Indian ethno/art-pop band that issued an eponymous EP on self-press Indipop in 1981. A flurry of singles followed on the Mobile Suit Corporation label, a subsidiary of Phonogram, in 1982. Most of the a-sides appeared on the album Third Eye, issued by the sublabel in 1983. Vocalist Sheila Chandra recorded nine solo albums during the ensuing 12-year period. Keyboardist/songwriter Steve Coe had earlier played in the pop-psych band Complex, which issued two albums at the dawn of the 1970s.

Members: Sheila Chandra (vocals), Steve Coe (producer, celesta, swarmandal, gong, organ, cabasa, backing vocals), Martin Smith (bass guitar, accordion, tambura, piano, sitar, tabla, ektara, backing vocals)


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