Back in the late 80s London psychedelic popsters The Chemistry Set had a top 20 single (“Don’t Turn Away”) in both the UK and Spain, and toured heavily in the U.S., Europe and UK playing with the likes of Hawkwind and Robyn Hitchcock. Their music was also often played on the air by John Peel, and their recorded output comes in at over 40 releases.
After a hiatus in the early 90s, the band reappeared in 2008 and released their 1989 LP “Sounds Like Painting” but didn’t play live again until 2011. Since their return, the second coming of the Set has released 3 CDs: “Alchemy # 101”, “This Day Will Never Happen Again and “Chemistry is Just Numbers” along with four singles and five compilation appearances.
Now they have a new EP coming out on Fruits De Mer Records (January 19) called “Elapsed Memories”. The EP includes a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Love or Confusion” but with 12 string acoustics, sitars, tablas and a mellotron.
Check it out for some good vibrations.