Angelfish (band)

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Lead singer Shirley Manson performing live in 2012
Lead singer Shirley Manson performing live in 2012
Background information
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
GenresAlternative rock, dream pop,[1] goth rock[2]
Years active1991–1994
LabelsRadioactive Records/MCA
MembersShirley Manson
Martin Metcalfe
Fin Wilson
Derek Kelly

Angelfish was a short-lived early-1990s Scottish alternative rock group originating from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed as a side-project to Scottish group Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, after keyboardist and backing vocalist Shirley Manson was signed as a solo artist to circumvent the Mackenzies' existing record contract.[3] Angelfish released a single self-titled studio album, Angelfish, and two singles of which the first was an EP for minor college radio hit "Suffocate Me".[4]

The music video for "Suffocate Me" was aired once by MTV during 120 Minutes, where it was seen by Garbage co-founder Steve Marker.[5] Manson was asked to join Garbage and accepted.[6][1] The Angelfish side-project was dissolved, while Goodbye Mr Mackenzie continued for another two years without Manson.[4]



Year Album Label
1994 Angelfish Radioactive Records/MCA

Singles and EPs[edit]

Year Release Label
1993 Suffocate Me EP Wasteland/Caroline Records
1994 "Heartbreak to Hate" Radioactive Records/MCA


  1. ^ a b "Angelfish Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Shirley Manson and Butch Vig Answer 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of 'Garbage'". Spin. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie – Biog". Blokshok Productions. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b ""Garbage"". Record Collector. 1 February 1997.
  5. ^ "Garbage: Behind The Music". Behind The Music. 31 March 2002.
  6. ^ 153 F.Supp.2d 462 RADIOACTIVE, J.V., Plaintiff, v. Shirley MANSON, Defendant. No. 01 Civ.1948(SAS). United States District Court, S.D. New York. (29 July 2001)

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