March 21, 2015

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Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday b/w By The Sea (1984) - single

Strawberry Switchblade were a Scottish female pop rock/new wave band formed in Glasgow in 1981 by Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall.
The punk movement expanded rapidly in the United Kingdom in 1976. At the time, Rose McDowall and Jill Bryson were part of the bohemian art scene who adored the New York Dolls and who followed Scottish punk band Nu-Sonics (aka Orange Juice) during their career, with McDowall playing and recording with Paisley punk band The Poems.
As friends, McDowall and Bryson socialised in Glasgow pubs, catching many local bands at the time. One of these bands was Orange Juice, fronted by Edwyn Collins. Members of New Pop and Orange Juice had recorded a live version of "Felicity" as a flexi-disc and intended to release it. A fanzine, to be titled Strawberry Switchblade after a James Kirk song, was planned to promote the flexi-disc but never materialised.
In late 1984 their second single, "Since Yesterday", was released. Having been given a large marketing push over the festive period, it became a UK top ten hit in early 1985, peaking at number 5, and also met with success in Europe and Japan.

A - Since Yesterday  (2:57)
Written-By – Bryson, McDowall / Producer – David Motion
B - By The Sea  (2:55)
Written-By – Bryson, McDowall / Producer – David Balfe

Label:  Korova Records
Genre:  Synth-pop
Catalog#  KOW 38

(P) 1984

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