Marine Research

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Marine Research
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresIndie rock, twee pop
Associated actsHeavenly

Marine Research were an indiepop/twee pop band, based in Oxford/London (UK), formed in 1997 by four of the five members of Heavenly (Amelia Fletcher, Peter Momtchiloff, Cathy Rogers and Rob Pursey), following the suicide of Heavenly drummer Mathew Fletcher.[1] The band were joined on drums by DJ Downfall (real name: John Stanley), who is also a solo recording artist.

The band disbanded in 1999. Vocalist and keyboardist Cathy Rogers moved to the USA, and became well known for producing and starring in the television show Junkyard Wars. Lead singer and songwriter Amelia Fletcher was also in the group Talulah Gosh and currently records with Tender Trap, alongside bassist Rob Pursey and drummer John Stanley. Guitarist Peter Momtchiloff now plays in Would-be-goods, Speed of Sound and Scarlet's Well.

Sounds from the Gulf Stream[edit]

Sounds from the Gulf Stream
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Studio album by
Marine Research
Released24 August 1999 [1]
Genreindie pop
LabelK Records
Sounds from the Gulf Stream
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link

The band recorded just one album; Sounds From the Gulf Stream, released on K Records (USA) and Elefant Records (Spain). Nods to Heavenly are present,[1] especially in terms of the twangy guitar and multi-layered vocals.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Parallel Horizontal" (3:21)
  2. "You and a Girl" (4:42)
  3. "Hopefulness to Hopelessness" (4:02)
  4. "Queen B" (3:54)
  5. "Chucking Out Time" (3:00)
  6. "Glamour Gap" (3:47)
  7. "At the Lost and Found" (2:37)
  8. "Venn Diagram" (2:57)
  9. "End of the Affair" (3:24)
  10. "Y.Y.U.B." (4:19)


  • "Queen B" (7" single; 1998)
  • "Parallel Horizontal" (EP; 1999)
  • Sounds from the Gulf Stream (LP; 1998)
  • "Sick and Wrong"/"By The Way" (split 7" with Built to Spill; 1999)


  1. ^ a b c "Sounds from the Gulf Stream (Overview)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-05-23.

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