The Shriekback Pages
- Website updates - or rather, lack of. I must apologise,
since September 2009 I have been unable to update the site for a variety
of reasons. Normal service will be resumed at some point but in the meantime
I really must mention Shriekback's latest album 'Life In The Loading Bay',
out now on Malicious Damage records (link as below). It sees the welcome
return of Carl Marsh to the fold and is well worth buying. I'll post more
details when I'm better able to update the site.
- Shriekback's other most recent two albums are
Cormorant (released 7th
November 2005, repackaged with bonus tracks in June 2008) and
Glory Bumps (released May
2007). Both of these are available from Malicious Damage Records.
- You may also be interested in Monstrance, an
improvised album featuring Barry Andrews, Martyn Barker and XTC's Andy
Partridge. This was released on 2nd April 2007 on Ape House Records.
- For other Shriek-related material, including offshoots and rarities,
please contact i_obtain @ hotmail.com or visit barryandrews.net.
These pages contain information about the band Shriekback.
There is a complete discography of Shriekback and many related artists,
a smattering of pictures, the most up-to-date Shriekback information you'll
find anywhere (I hope!), and an ever-increasing collection of lyrics.
Thanks for visiting!
- The Notes, Credits and Copyright Notice
includes some important notes regarding the discography pages, but also
applies to all of the other pages on this website.
This especially applies if you are thinking of stealing my work
(not to mention years of effort and considerable sums of money
invested) and pasting it on your own website. Please don't. It
helps no-one to have out-of-date copies floating around, quite
apart from being plagarism, a breach of copyright, and generally
pretty bad form. Yes I have noticed.
- Information pages:
- The Shriekback Blueprint was
included with some copies of the 'Hand On My Heart' 7"
single and includes a nice history of the band up to mid-1984.
- Naked Apes & Pond Life
- more information on Shriekback's album from the mid-90s.
Some bizarre instruments might have died to make this...
- Cormorant - more information on
the latest album (released on 7 November 2005).
- More information on the Kevin Wilkinson tribute Green Indians which features
otherwise unreleased material by Shriekback-related bands
Illuminati, The Caretakers and The Refugees.
- Discography pages:
- Related Artists:
Everyone played on everyone elses records. Here are some of them.
- Bands featuring Dave Allen:
- Bands featuring Barry Andrews:
- Bands featuring Carl Marsh:
- Miscellaneous other bands.
Shriekback members for hire.
Including: Sarah Jane Morris, Fluke, Joseph Arthur, Murray
Lachlan Young, Alain Bashung, Ausgang.
- Billy Bragg and The Blokes.
(Martyn Barker, Lu Edmonds and Simon Edwards are amongst
- Yat-Kha: Music and throat singing from the Altai-Sayani
mountains of Tuva (southern Siberia). Managed and produced
by Lu Edmonds. More information on the
- To contact me please follow this link.
Please use this address to notify me of any additions/corrections
to the discography, or anything else of interest.
- You can now contact Shriekback directly care of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you get a reply probably depends on volume of email!
- Links to other sites of interest:
- Not Great Men
- The Gang Of Four Website.
- May be of interest to fans of Shriekback.
- Shriekback Digital
Conspiracy - NOT an official site, but it's good!
- Some early and rare Shriekback material now available on MP3.
- Some Belgian gig photos from the '80s are available from Phillipe
Carly's New Wave Photos
- To find out what Dave Allen is up to these days, check out www.daveallenmusician.info.
Alternatively visit www.pampelmoose.com or www.strongweek.com.
- Official site for The Veils,
Finn Andrews' band.
- The XTC website, including a very detailed discography.
Edmonds - biography and info on some of his other projects.
- More info on Shriekback's sometime producer and colaborator Ian
Caple can be found here.
- Martyn Barker has been writing and playing with Sarah Jane Morris.
- The David Marx website
gives details of David's various projects, most notably The
Refugees' album 'Lovejunk' featuring Barry on keyboards.
- Clare Hirst,
early Shriek and now jazz musician, has her own site.
- Info on another early Shriek, Brian Nevill, can be found on the
- Murray Lachlan
Young recorded 'The Lost Album' with Shriekback back in 1995,
but then it got - well - lost.
Last Modified: 07.05.11