Angelica (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Angelica


Background = group_or_band
Origin = Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Genre = Punk rock, indie pop
Years_active = 1994–2003
Label = Deceptive, Fantastic Plastic, Victory Works
Associated_acts = The Adventures of Loki,
The Lovely Eggs
Past_members = Holly Ross
Brigit Colton
Claire Windsor
Rachel Parsons

Angelica were an all-girl punk rock band from Lancaster, England. Holly Ross (lead vocals and guitar), Brigit Colton (bass guitar), Claire Windsor (guitar) and Rachel Parsons (drums) formed the band while still at school in 1994 and performed until 2003. Their music was influenced by punk music mixed with surf rock overtones, and feminist lyrics.

Members

* Holly Ross - Lead vocals, guitar
* Claire Windsor - Guitars
* Brigit Colton - Vocals, Bass guitar
* Rachel Parsons - Drums and percussion

Career

Beginning with their debut single "Teenage Girl Crush" on the independent label Deceptive Records in 1997 they were regulars on the independent music scene, making numerous appearances on BBC Radio 1's "Evening Session" and the legendary John Peel show as well as supporting The Beautiful South at the Galpharm Stadium (formerly McAlpine Stadium) in Huddersfield. After disagreements with Deceptive Records management, they switched labels to Fantastic Plastic. In August 1999 their "Why Did You Let My Kitten Die?" single was voted Alternative Record of the Year by the "Evening Session" audience. Their follow-up single in November 1999, "Bring Back Her Head", peaked at No 8 in the Indie Charts. The band finished the year with a Peel Session [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1990s/1999/Dec15angelica/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/sessions/1990s/1999/Dec15angelica/] "BBC.co.uk" Retrieved on 05-10-07 ] and a showcase set on "Lamacq Live". In January 2000 Angelica played at the "NME" Premier Awards with Ash and Muse. In April 2000, their EP "The End of a Beautiful Career", recorded in Matrix Studios London and produced by Paul Tipler, reached No 4 in the Indie charts. In August 2000 the band played at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and their single "Take Me I'm Your Disease" débuted at No 1 in the Indie charts.

In 2002 Angelica completed a European tour supporting Babes in Toyland and also appeared on the UK Ladyfest Tour. Their first full-length album "The Seven Year Itch" was produced by Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland and Katastrophy Wife. Angelica also ended the year by headlining the Lancaster Music Co-op benefit weekend. The band played in September 2002 at the Lancaster venue, The Yorkshire House. At some point after this performance, the band split. [ [http://www.new-noise.net/now_205.html http://www.new-noise.net/now_205.html] "New-noise.net" Retrieved on 05-10-07 ]

Bridget Colton and Rachel Parsons have been appearing with the Lancastrian band The Adventures of Loki since 2003.

Holly Ross is now playing with The Lovely Eggs.

Discography

Albums:

* "The End of a Beautiful Career" (2000) (Mini-Album)
* "The Seven Year Itch" (2002)

Singles:

* "Teenage Girl Crush" (1997)
* "Why Did You Let My Kitten Die?" (1999)
* "Bring Back Her Head" (1999)
* "Take Me I'm Your Disease" (2000)

Compilation Appearances:

* Deceptive Fifty (1998)
* Ladyfest UK 2001 (2001)
* Ladyfest UK 2003 (2003)

ee also

* All-women band

References

External links

* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:e23m967ofepc~T0 Allmusic.com entry]
* [http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,658741,00.html Artistdirect.com entry]
* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/angelica_uk_/artist.jhtml VH1.com Angelica]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/artists/a/angelica/ BBC entry with Peel session and Festive 50 details ]
* [http://www.myspace.com/theadventuresofloki The Adventures of Loki - myspace]
* [http://www.myspace.com/thelovelyeggs The Lovely Eggs - myspace]


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