Profile of the performer Expelaires: First formed in 1978, this Leeds based bands nucleus consisted of [a257204], [a527222] (later of [a=Red Lorry Yellow Lorry] and The Mission) and Grape ([a1009449], later of [a1678509] and [a1678508]).

After supports to [a=Echo & The Bunnymen] and the [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Teardrop+Explodes,+The]The Teardrop Explodes[/url] they signed a one single deal for "about £400" with [l6052].

The first single "To See You" was released in September 1979 and featured Grape (vocals), Wolfie (Guitar), Craig (Guitar/Keyboards), [a481187] (bass) and Carl "Tich" Harper ([a2360082], drums).

Their upcoming band status earned them an invitation to record a session for [a=John Peel]. The seesion comprised of 4 tracks "Nasty Media", "Its Alright Mother", "Frequency" and "The Dashboard (killed me)".

A few months after this, also due to the limited success of the single, things started to go wrong: first, Copson quit, to be replaced by [a664430] (later of [a89019]) and Craig, too, left not long after the release of their second single "Sympathy" in January 1980.

The song will appear in the compilation "Hicks From The Sticks" released the same year.

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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label production
1 Expelaires - To See You / Frequency To See You / Frequency 2 mp3, CD 1979-09-00 Zoo Records
2 Expelaires - Sympathy Sympathy 2 mp3, CD 1980-01-00 Rockburgh Records
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