Angelfish was a short-lived early-1990s Scottish alternative rock group originating from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed as a side-project to Scottish group Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, after keyboardist and backing vocalist Shirley Manson was signed as a solo artist to circumvent the Mackenzies' existing record contract.[3] Angelfish released a single self-titled studio album, Angelfish, and two singles of which the first was an EP for minor college radio hit "Suffocate Me".[4]

Angelfish
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
GenresAlternative rock, dream pop,[1] goth rock[2]
Years active1991–1994
LabelsRadioactive Records/MCA
Associated actsGarbage,
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie,
Isa & the Filthy Tongues
MembersShirley Manson
Martin Metcalfe
Fin Wilson
Derek Kelly

The music video for "Suffocate Me" was aired once by MTV during 120 Minutes, where it was seen by Garbage co-founder Steve Marker.[5] Manson was asked to join Garbage and accepted.[6][1] The Angelfish side-project was dissolved, while Goodbye Mr Mackenzie continued for another two years without Manson.[4]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Label
1994 Angelfish Radioactive Records/MCA

Singles and EPsEdit

Year Release Label
1993 Suffocate Me EP Wasteland/Caroline Records
1994 "Heartbreak to Hate" Radioactive Records/MCA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Angelfish Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Shirley Manson and Butch Vig Answer 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of 'Garbage'". Spin. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie – Biog". Blokshok Productions. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b ""Garbage"". Record Collector. 1 February 1997.
  5. ^ "Garbage: Behind The Music". Behind The Music. 31 March 2002.
  6. ^ 153 F.Supp.2d 462 RADIOACTIVE, J.V., Plaintiff, v. Shirley MANSON, Defendant. No. 01 Civ.1948(SAS). United States District Court, S.D. New York. (29 July 2001)

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