Another Sunny Day

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Another Sunny Day were a London-based indie pop band on Sarah Records, best known for the somewhat Smiths-esque single "You Should All Be Murdered" and for the single whose title perhaps best epitomises the Sarah Records output "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist".

History[edit]

The band was formed as a vehicle for Harvey Williams in Newlyn, Cornwall in 1987.[1] Williams had been a student at Plymouth Polytechnic but dropped out of his course to pursue a career in music.[1] Williams signed a deal with Sarah records and the first ASD release was the "Anorak City" flexi-disc in April 1988, which came with the Are You Scared To Get Happy? fanzine. The band's debut single proper was "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist", released two months later. The next release would be in May 1989 – the "What's Happened?" single, followed later that year by "You Should all be Murdered" and a limited 7-inch single on Bob Stanley's Caff label, with a cover version of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's "Genetic Engineering".[1] A couple more singles preceded the band's only album, London Weekend. Williams then joined Blueboy, before recording under his own name, and later went on to collaborate on several records by other groups including The Field Mice and The Hit Parade. Harvey Williams now works at the BBC.

Cherry Red records re-issued the London Weekend album in August 2009. This release included six additional tracks: "Genetic Engineering", "Kilburn Towers", "It's OK If You Don't Love Me", "The Boy From St Ives", "I'm In Love With A Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist" (four-track version), "Things Will Be Nice" (four-track version).

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Anorak City" (flexi) (1988) Sarah
  • "I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist" (1988) Sarah (UK Indie No. 12)[2]
  • "Whats Happened" (1989) Sarah (UK Indie No. 19)[2]
  • "You Should All Be Murdered" (1989) Sarah (UK Indie No. 15)[2]
  • "Genetic Engineering" (1989) CAFF
  • "Rio" (1990) Sarah
  • "New Year's Honours" (1992) Sarah

Albums[edit]

  • London Weekend (1992) Sarah

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "I Want You" on Something's Burning in Paradise (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Strong, Martin C. (2003) "Another Sunny Day", in The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0
  2. ^ a b c Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1999. Cherry Red Books. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4.