7" paired w/ reproduction picture sleeve & insert, printed by Floating Mill
Local history! How strange, then, that we had to source these dead stock copies of the one and only single by Islington's very own The Antelopes from Floating Mill, an operation based all the way over there in Pittsburgh. Well, as long as ropes unravel good news will travel! And indeed, that was news that also travelled all the way to the desk of John Peel, an early champion of the band who encouraged singer Glenn Dallender to release a single, something he duly did via his then wife's newly minted imprint, Jungle Records. Both tracks hit a proto-indie sweet spot that unmistakably draws on The Cure, but in reality probably most resembles the psych-pop inspirations of Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus/The Stray Trolleys) and Modern Art's Stereoland. Floating Mill have also put together a tape containing a raft of unreleased material, which suggests a band with a lot more in common with the pre-punk music than many of their post-punk peers, though it's Prisoner and Hour of Light that unmistakably shine brightest. Sadly, Glenn Dallender passed away shortly before these copies were able to reach us, and Floating Mill has reproduced a special insert to accompany these copies which pays tribute to his memory - RIP and respect. Understandably, these are in short supply. One per person.