Shriekback

Shriekback were an English ethno/art-funk band that released multiple 1982/83 shortplayers and the 1983 album Care on Y Records, followed by two albums apiece on Arista and Island between 1984 and 1988. Keyboardist/vocalist Barry Andrews hailed from the original lineup of XTC, recording two 1978 albums with the band before cutting a pair of 1979/80 solo EPs; he also partook in Robert Fripp‘s 1981 one-off project The League of Gentlemen.

Members: Dave Allen (bass), Carl Marsh (vocals), Barry Andrews (keyboards, vocals), Martyn Barker (drums), Mike Cozzi (guitar), Lu Edmonds (guitar), Wendy Partridge (backing vocals), Sarah Partridge (backing vocals), Karl Hyde (guitar)

Discography:

  • Tench (EP, 1982)
  • “Accretions” / “Into Method” / “Lined Up” / “My Spine (Is the Bassline)” (1983)
  • Care (1983)
  • Jam Science (1984)
  • Oil and Gold (1985)
  • Big Night Music (1986)
  • Go Bang! (1988)

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