TEN DAYS OF TWEE (7) : ST.CHRISTOPHER

From the band’s own website:-

St. Christopher are a British indie band formed in York in 1984, who released several records on the seminal Sarah Records label in the late 1980s, and have continued to release records since.

The band are mainly known among indiepop fans for their four singles and 10″ mini-LP on Sarah Records, although they actually have a much longer history, both before and after their time on Sarah, producing a prolific quantity of recordings on a variety of labels, from the early 1980s to the present.

The only constant member of the band during its more than thirty years of existence has been Glenn Melia, and, during this time, Melia and St. Christopher have recorded with many well-known labels apart from Sarah, including Bus Stop, Vinyl Japan, Elefant, Slumberland, Caff and Parasol. The band probably achieved greatest recognition for the single “All of a Tremble”, released in 1989.

The original line-up of the band also featured Terry Banks, who went on to lead Tree Fort Angst and latterly Dot Dash.

After a long hiatus St. Christopher began gigging again mid-2007 and have gigged intermittently ever since. 2014 saw the release of a Cherry Red 2CD, 53 track compilation ‘Forevermore Starts Here’ – the album comes with a 12 page booklet featuring band photos, memorabilia pictures, and an extensive interview with St Christopher founder Glenn Melia, providing some very interesting background info on the band’s history. 2016 saw the latest live show as well, at London’s iconic 100 club with fellow indie favourites Mighty Mighty.

It was only a matter of time before a Sarah Records band appeared in this series, and so here’s the three songs from SARAH 20, as mentioned in the above bio:-

mp3 : St. Christopher – All Of A Tremble
mp3 : St. Christopher – My Fortune
mp3 : St. Christopher – The Hummingbird

It all does bring to mind a young Tim Booth if he was fronting a jingle-jangle band.

JC

4 thoughts on “TEN DAYS OF TWEE (7) : ST.CHRISTOPHER

  1. I have an earlier tack “Go Ahead, Cry…” on a compilation, but I prefer “All Of A Tremble”. I can see where you’re coming from with the Tim Booth comparison.

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