A Lost Classic of the 90’s…East Villiage , Drop Out

east villiage

This  for you all the pop enthusiast out there. Cool guitar work, some bongos’ and sweet melodies.

Formed in the mid ’80s by two brothers, Martin and Paul Kelly, East Village were an indie pop band from Princes Risborough, England. The band’s music, which drew heavily on the influence of 1960s guitar bands such as The Byrds, The Beatles,and Buffalo Springfield[1] was in stark contrast to the acid house and rave influenced output of their contemporaries. for more….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Village_(band)

East Village captured a point and place in time. Now, 20 years after their debut and subsequent split, Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce a special re-release of the band’s sole record, ‘Drop Out’ as well as a limited pressing of their 1991 single ‘Circles’ on 7″ for the first time.

Formed by Martin Kelly (Saint Etienne manager who set up Heavenly Recordings with Jeff Barrett and now runs Heavenly Films), and his now-film-maker brother Paul Kelly, they were joined by Spencer Smith and Johnny Wood. As East Village, the four piece found a spot of their own, a neglected spot on the map between the scratchiness of eighties indie and the rise of house.

A jewel from Heavenly’s past, this is a release not to missed. The record is available on limited 12″ vinyl and comes with a free download code. You can pre-order below and also find copies on our stall at the Independent Label Market.









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