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Young Marble Giants

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Young Marble Giants were a Cardiff post punk musical trio formed in 1978. Their style featured minimal instrumentation provided by brothers Philip and Stuart Moxham, which supported the coolly plaintive vocals of singer Alison Statton.

Whilst signed to UK independent record label, Rough Trade they released two EPs, "Final Day" and "Testcard", and one acclaimed and very influential album entitled Colossal Youth (a reference to the statues implied in their name).

Early influences included Eno, Kraftwerk, Neil Young, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Can and others. The band were acquainted with Scritti Politti, the band of Cardiff native Green Gartside, and ended up signed to the same label, Rough Trade records. It was revealed in the 2003 book Journals that the band were, along with Scotland's The Vaselines, Kurt Cobain's favourite band.

After the band split up in 1981, Stuart Moxham formed The Gist. Alison Statton formed Weekend.

It was rumoured that the band might reform in 2004 to make new recordings, but this project has not yet surfaced.

Discography

Singles

  • "Final Day" (1980)


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