Weekend was a London-based art-pop trio that made the 1982 album La Varieté on Rough Trade. Bassist–singer Alison Statton fronted the earlier Welsh combo Young Marble Giants. Guitarist Simon Booth subsequently formed Working Week. Members: Alison Statton (bass, vocals), Simon Booth (guitar), Spike (guitar, viola) Weekend came together through two projects that Statton was working […]

Weekend ‎– La Varieté (1982)

La Varieté is the singular album by Welsh sophisti-pop trio Weekend, released in 1982 on Rough Trade. Tracklist: A1. “The End of the Affair” (3:05) A2. “Weekend Stroll” (3:23) A3. “Summer Days” (2:53) A4. “Carnival Headache” (2:51) A5. “Drum Beat for Baby” (2:57) A6. “Life in the Day of (Pt 1)” (3:49) B1. “Life in […]

Young Marble Giants

Young Marble Giants were a Welsh bare-pop trio from Caerdydd that released two EPs and the album Colossal Youth on Rough Trade in 1980/81. Singer Alison Statton subsequently formed the sophisti-pop threesome Weekend with later Working Week mainstay Simon Booth. The remainder of YMG morphed into The Gist. Members: Alison Statton (vocals), Stuart Moxham (guitar, […]