Adventures in Stereo

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Adventures in Stereo
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
GenresIndie pop, lo-fi, electronica
Years active1994–2000
LabelsCreeping Bent, Marina, Bobsled
Associated actsPrimal Scream, Spirea X, Noonday Underground
Past membersJim Beattie
Judith Boyle
Simon Dine
Gayle Harrison
Brian Doherty
David McClusky
Morag Brown
Pamela Cobb
Brad Cunningham

Adventures in Stereo were a band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed by Primal Scream founding member Jim Beattie in 1994, after his previous band, Spirea X split up.


After Spirea X split up in 1993, former members Jim Beattie and Judith Boyle resurfaced in 1994 with Adventures in Stereo, along with Simon Dine, who had been Spirea X's manager and co-producer.[1] The band initially used music based on sampled loops created by Dine, but later moved to a lo-fi sound more akin to early Primal Scream than their previous band,[2] with a Beach Boys influence,[3] and have been compared to Stereolab and Broadcast.[4] Beattie and Boyle split with Dine after the first few releases, initially with Dine also continuing with the Adventures in Stereo name for his own work, including the Yellow Album, released the same year as Beattie and Boyle's self-titled album, recorded with new collaborators.[4] Beattie and Boyle continued with the name until 2000, with 2 further albums and a few singles. Dine, meanwhile, formed Noonday Underground.[1]

The band recorded a 1997 session for John Peel's radio show.



  • "Airline" (1996) Creeping Bent
  • "A Brand New Day" (1997) Creeping Bent
  • "Down in the Traffic" (1998) Creeping Bent
  • "International" (2000) Bobsled


  • Adventures in Stereo (1997 – Creeping Bent)
  • Yellow Album (1997 – Underground Sounds – a bootleg release of Spirea X demos)
  • Alternative Stereo Sounds (1998 – Marina)
  • Monomania (2000 – Bobsled)


  1. ^ a b "Adventures in Stereo". Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Adventures in Stereo". Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  3. ^ Ben Varkentine. "Adventures in Stereo/Waxwings/Chamber Strings: 19 September 2000, Graceland – Seattle, Washington". Retrieved 5 January 2008.
  4. ^ a b Jason Ankeny. "Adventures in Stereo Biography". Retrieved 5 January 2008.

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