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Rikki Turner - Vocals, Wind Instruments
Jayne Gill - Vocals, Percussion
Steven Tajti - Keyboards, Programming
Scott Carey - Bass, Harmonicas
Mark Adj - Rhythm Guitar, Percussion
Simon Worrall - Drums, More Drums
Paul Wagstaff - Guitar, Noises

Being regulars of the Boardwalk and Hacienda clubs had more of an influence on Paris Angels’ sound than the music they actually listened to.

Paris Angels signed to Sheer Joy records home of a disgruntled ex-Factory employee introduced Paris Angels to Michael Johnson (the man behind Blue Monday) and before you could say Moo to a Moog, Perfume was born; a new synthesis between 60’s jangle and full on disco.
It was Single of the Week in NME and stayed in the Top 10 of the Indie chart all summer long.

Perfume was closely followed by the tripped out Scope and clubbed up I Understand which was Single of the Week in the last ever edition of Sounds.

The South could smell a scene and snapped up all that there was to be had in Madchester, and Paris Angels being a 7 piece band unfortunately could not survive on a hand-to-mouth indie label, took the dollar and hence their own downfall.

Virgin Records released new single Fade and released Perfume to back up Paris Angels debut LP Sundew to rave reviews from the like of NME, Vox and Melody Maker.


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  • swingin'around

    why aren't all their releases here?

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • JK1

    Perfume is a timeless classic...

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jaseyboy1973

    Perfume is stand out for me,one of my favourite songs ever

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • eyesaresmiles

    Saw them live in Wolverhampton in 92 or 93 (that uni year) and dragged loads of new friends along on the basis of Perfume. One of the worst gigs of my life, dirgy, depressing, crap. Then again it was at JBs and Radiohead were awful there too.

    20 May 2010 Reply
  • rirriri

    everyone keeps talking about "Perfume", but the whole album "Sundew" is fantastic....

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PoeticViolence

    underrated at the time, and Perfume still holds up as one of the classics.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Shaunzo

    Great tunes :) - Perfume the one to listen too.

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
  • georgethe23rd

    Perfume. Extraordinary track.

    23 May 2008 Reply
  • distractedk

    Perfume is by far their best track, classic of its time.

    16 Jul 2007 Reply
  • numb_scot

    No shout for Paris Angels, come on. Have a listen to Perfume, it's a great track!

    6 Jan 2007 Reply

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