Miranda Sex Garden

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Miranda Sex Garden
Origin London
Genres A cappella, gothic rock, dark wave, dream pop
Years active 1990–2000
Labels Mute,[1] Sugardaddy Records [2]
Website www.mirandasexgarden.com

Miranda Sex Garden were a music group from London, England. Formed in 1990, they were originally a trio of madrigal singers. Their first album, Madra (1991), was entirely a cappella, with the songs all based on traditional English verse. It took only two days to record.[3] By their second release, Iris (1992), the sound evolved into a blend of their madrigal-styled vocals with sounds reminiscent of gothic rock, dark wave, ethereal wave, and industrial music. Their sound became increasingly dark and sophisticated over the years. Around the time of their third album, Fairytales of Slavery, they said they wanted to create music that evoked a "seductive garden of earthly delights, full of colour and chaos."[citation needed]

The latest date mentioned on the group's website is October 2012.


The group's membership changed significantly over time; only Katharine Blake remained in the group for their entire run. The performers on their last album, Carnival of Souls, were:

Former members:


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=miranda_sex_garden
  2. ^ SugarDaddy Records was a specially set up record label by the older boyfriend of Katherine Blake to finance their final album - http://www.mirandasexgarden.com/burn.html
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/101664-Miranda-Sex-Garden