LET’S HAVE A PARTY!
Yorkshire post-punks PARTY DAY are to have their complete works made available on CD for the first time ever.
Formed near Barnsley in 1981, the band’s proximity to both Leeds and Sheffield meant they were ideally placed to involve themselves in both cities’ developing post-punk and goth scenes, while they made an instant impact nationally with their first two singles ‘Row The Boat Ashore’ and ‘The Spider’ being picked up for airplay by John Peel. These were followed in 1985 by their debut album Glasshouse and a year later by Simplicty, each earning rave reviews in the music weeklies.
The two-CD Sorted! anthology comprises both albums and singles, plus the 4-track Glasshouse EP, along with compilation tracks and unreleased material. The set is completed by a 20-page booklet, including rare photographs and contemporary reviews. The sleeve design replicates the Glasshouse EP artwork which has achieved peak goth by being selected for the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Prints and Drawings collection.
The two-CD edition of Sorted! is released on 24 September through Optic Nerve Recordings and is available to pre-order here. A gatefold double coloured vinyl edition comprising Glasshouse and Simplicity without the extra tracks will be available later in the year.