Angelfish (band)

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Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Alternative rock, dream pop,[1] goth rock[1]
Years active 1992–1994
Labels Radioactive Records/MCA
Associated acts Garbage,
Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie,
Isa & the Filthy Tongues
Past members Shirley 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.[2] 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".[3]

The music video for "Suffocate Me" was famously aired once by MTV during 120 Minutes, where it was seen by Garbage co-founder Steve Marker.[4] Manson was asked to join Garbage and accepted.[5] The Angelfish side-project was dissolved, while Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie continued on for another two years without Manson.[3]



Year Album Label
1994 Angelfish Radioactive Records/MCA


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. ^ "Goodbye Mr Mackenzie – Biog". Blokshok Productions. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b ""Garbage"". Record Collector. 1 February 1997. 
  4. ^ "Garbage: Behind The Music". Behind The Music. 31 March 2002. 
  5. ^ 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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