Indifferent Dance Centre- Flight & Pursuit 7”

This is another 7” that I’ve seen posted in the past, but I’ve cleaned up a donated rip here for maximum listening pleasure.  Very lo-fi female-fronted post-punk here, two tracks that are as interesting as they are classic.   Very minimal arrangements, steady drum machine rhythms, mellotron, and well-anchored bass make up the center of both tracks.  Fans of the indie side of Factory (The Wake, Durutti Column) as well as bands like Marine Girls and Dolly Mixture should love this otherwise obscure single from 1981.

We know that the band hailed from the small cathedral town of Chichester, UK, but otherwise there isn’t much of a back story to this one.  The sleeve itself is as minimal and DIY as the band’s sound, complete with what appears to be a hand-printed cover.  There is reportedly an insert which reads “We’ve no Scotland, Martin Hannett, Paul Morley, Postcard or Factory to lend credibility to this record,” but you can tell their heart was in the right place with this one.  Here’s the rundown:

Indifferent Dance Centre- Flight & Pursuit 7”
1. Flight & Pursuit
2. Release

*download it here*

9 Responses to “Indifferent Dance Centre- Flight & Pursuit 7””

  1. Thanks for this interesting post.

  2. i’m giving it a try thanks man

  3. This is excellent! Thank you!

  4. Thanks for info and post. Cheers.

  5. Lovely. Dig the deep melancholy on both tracks. Thank you for everything you do.

  6. douglas barrett Says:

    I played on this record!

    • Frankie Teardrop Says:

      Great to hear from you, Douglas! What have you been up to since?

      • douglas barrett Says:

        Growing up and having kids mainly. Single has been reissued on Outer Reaches label this month. It’s left us somewhat baffled but happy that folk seem to find something they like in our only recording. Still good friends with the remaining members of the band, although my brother Ashley, the bass player died 10 years ago. There’s an interesting remake as part of the reissue by C.A.R. Thanks, Douglas IDC

  7. douglas barrett Says:

    Sorry for the late reply, hadn’t realised that you had replied.

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