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The Popguns

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Brighton, United Kingdom (1986 – present)

The Popguns were formed in 1986 in Brighton with a line up of Wendy Morgan (vocals), Simon Pickles (rhythm guitar), Greg Dixon (lead guitar), Pat Walkington (bass) and a drum machine. After a couple of local gigs they were joined by Shaun Charman (ex-The Wedding Present on drums).

After a number of local gigs and a flexi-disc release, the band managed to catch the attention of Manchester label Medium Cool and released Landslide, which made it into John Peel’s Festive 50 at an admirable 46.

Medium Cool managed to go under on the first day of the band’s recording session for their first album. Fortunately Midnight Music were there to pick up the slack and presided over a string of singles and two albums, Eugenie and Snog before going the same way as Medium Cool. During this period, two John Peel sessions confirmed the band status as not complete rubbish.

Charman left after 3 years to be followed by a Tap-like procession of drummers, notably Bill Cox who recorded on Love Junky and A Plus de Cent, both released on 3rd Stone.

Despite rumours to the contrary, the band has never quite managed to spilt up, and have had a few live outings in the last few years including an exploration of an urban folk at the Prince Albert in Brighton in October 2006, and gigs in Brighton and London in 2012.

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