Blackest Ever Black announces Weekend “The ’81 Demos” (ex-Young Marble Giants)


Blackest Ever Black is pleased to present the first vinyl edition of the legendary demos recorded in 1981 by Weekend – the trio of Alison Statton, Spike Williams and Simon Booth.

Alison Statton began her recording career with Philip and Stuart Moxham in Young Marble Giants, one of the most unique and important bands to come out of the UK post-punk/independent scene. YMGs dissolved in 1981, at which point Statton began writing with Wrexham native Mark ‘Spike’ Williams, one of the brains behind Z Block Records and a member of the band Reptile Ranch. They joined forces with guitarist Simon Booth to form Weekend, and recorded the exquisite demo versions of ‘Drumbeat’ (later titled ‘Drumbeat For Baby’), ‘Red Planes’, ‘Nostalgia’ and ‘Summerdays’ that are collected on this new 12″.