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5 Feb
Autumn Parade – Julia Blue EP
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Autumn Parade are a band I’ve loved since the 90s, but have always been a big mystery to me. They have that Manchester/Creation Records sound falling somewhere between early Primal Scream and The Stone Roses (or maybe The La’s and The Lightning Seeds? The singer totally reminds me of someone, but I can’t place it). Their only output (that I know of) was two songs on a Beachwood comp cd/lp called “Expo 1″ in 1992. Songs are credited to (John) Hamlin… and that’s all I know.

A few years ago I got in the habit of making my own “fake” releases for my iTunes library. Mainly for bands that never had proper records come out. The artwork you see above is from that, my own “Julia Blue EP”. So I thought I’d share these songs in this format and we can pretend that this is one fantastic 12″ release.

Autumn Parade – Julia Blue
Autumn Parade – White Sand
(requested to be removed by artist)

So now questions…
1) Does anyone know anything else about Autumn Parade?
2) Were there more releases or songs that never got released? I’d love to hear more from them.

UPDATE:
There’s now an official Autumn Parade myspace page here: http://www.myspace.com/autumnparade

The two tracks from above are available there plus two other unreleased songs, “Phased” and “Skylight.” Both are excellent!! Their myspace page also answers my two questions. Pity their LP “Indian Summer” was never released.

p.s. Those interested in tracking down the “Expo 1″ comp, more info can be found here!

7 Comments

  1. I know the song writer/ guitarist from this band. I will ask if I can give you some details. He’s a top bloke. Love the songs – hadn’t heard them before!

    Comment by Gary — 14 Jun @ 8:16 am

  2. That would be great Gary. Thanks!! I’d love to know what happened to the band and if there are any more songs like these two!

    Comment by ed — 16 Jun @ 11:22 am

  3. Thought we had missed out on the internet revolution, great to hear our tunes are still being enjoyed by people around the world.

    Comment by Phil [ keys & backing vocals] — 18 Jun @ 6:32 pm

  4. i got it!
    the singer sounds like the guy from the hollow men!

    Comment by daydrop — 23 Jun @ 8:27 pm

  5. i disaprove of my music being posted so please take it down.thanks.

    Comment by john hamlin — 1 Aug @ 6:30 pm

  6. Hey John, No problem. I removed the songs. Are there plans for them to be re-released? Please let us know.

    Comment by ed — 1 Aug @ 6:45 pm

  7. [...] to my Shelflife blog post (here), John Hamlin from the (then) lost 90s UK band Autumn Parade has been in close contact. As I said [...]

    Pingback by Shelflife Records: blog — 4 Sep @ 1:25 pm

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