Cath Carroll was part of yesterday’s Factory ICA and it was the very inclusion of England Made Me that stopped me featuring FAC 179 in the posting:-

mp3 : Miaow – When It All Comes Down

Miaow had Cath Carroll on vocals and guitar, with Ron Caine on bass and Chris Fenner on drums. They had released a debut single Belle Vue in late 1985 on their own Venus Records which led to Factory taking them into the studio with the first fruits being this catchy pop single that sounded pure indie-pop but also tipped its hat to 60s girl/harmony groups.

It really is a hugely enjoyable piece of music and I’ve gone digging deep to find the extended 12″ remix.

mp3 : Miaow – When It All Comes Down (Catechism)

And finally, here’s your b-side:-

mp3 : Miaow – Did She

More evidence that the Manc label in the mid 80s wasn’t entirely devoted to miserablists or the painfully obscure.