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Secret Shine

Dream-pop outfit Secret Shine was formed in November 1990 in Bristol, United Kingdom by vocalist Jamie Gingell and ex- PandaPops guitarist Scott Purnell; originally dubbed Amelia’s Dream, the duo recorded a three-song demo which they mailed to theinfluential indie label Sarah Records, who agreed to issue a single, After Years, in the autumn of 1991. Another single,Unbearable, appeared almost simultaneously on the German imprint A Turntable Friend; by this time the group had rechristeneditself Secret Shine, expanding to a quintet with the additions of bassist Paul Vowles, drummer Nick ...read more

Dream-pop outfit Secret Shine was formed in November 1990 in Bristol, United Kingdom by vocalist Jamie Gingell and ex- PandaPops guitarist Scott Purnell; originally dubbed Amelia’s Dream, the duo recorded a three-song demo which they mailed to theinfluential indie label Sarah Records, who agreed to issue a single, After Years, in the autumn of 1991. Another single,Unbearable, appeared almost simultaneously on the German imprint A Turntable Friend; by this time the group had rechristeneditself Secret Shine, expanding to a quintet with the additions of bassist Paul Vowles, drummer Nick Dyte and Purnell’s guitaristbrother Dean. Ephemeral followed on Sarah in the spring of 1992, and after adding vocalist Kathryn Smith, Secret Shine issuedthe gorgeous Loveblind, their lone single to crack the UK Indie Top 20. The band’s long awaited full-length effort Untouchedfinally surfaced in 1993; by the release of the follow-up, the Greater Than God EP, Dyte had assumed Vowles’ bass duties, withTim Morris tapped as the new drummer. The band re-formed in 2006. « hide

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LPs
There Is Only Now
2017

3.6
7 Votes
The Beginning And The End
2010

2.5
2 Votes
All of the Stars
2008

3
4 Votes
Untouched
1992

3.7
20 Votes
EPs
Greater Than God EP
1994

3.8
2 Votes
Loveblind / Way Too High
1993

After Years
1991

2.5
1 Votes

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