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The Penny Candles


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Formed in June 1988 by Nick Langley (bass & vocals) and Alison Hughes (acoustic guitar & vocals), they travelled the length and breadth of the country pedalling their Indie pop tunes to the good and the great. Joined on the journey by Hugh Whitaker (drums & vocals) and Steve Parry (electric guitar), they released 2 demo tapes “Sunny Enough For Cats” and “Sunny Enough For Cats Too” as well as a 12” single “Taj Mahal” in 1989. Nick left the band in August 1990 (Hugh and Steve had already left and been replaced by this point) and the band eventually split up in March 1991. Personally speaking, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Nick Langley (March 2011).

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  • solanum

    Wossname: Memory Box, Typical, Taj Mahal, Fool Ideas, Once Over, Dial M. Sorry about the 18 month delay in replying! Amazing what can be rediscovered on the internet eh?

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Sonicjr01

    Splendid !

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • langleyn

    Bloody hell! "Wossname". I'd completely forgotten about that. What's on it?

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • solanum

    So, my tape says nothing about cats on it, but appears to be called 'Wossname', dated 1989. Was that a different demo tape? I have the Taj Mahal 12" too...

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Eldar88

    lovely jangle pop!

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • steveforder

    I remember the Penny Candles I have a tape carefully preserved which I bought the night they played Ripon and York St.John's college in York . Oh happy days of cheap booze and a laugh.

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • anotherzeb

    Hi, good to see you still exist, even if not as a band.

    3 Aug 2009 Reply

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