Paul Simpson - Astral Girl EP

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Available to buy in-store from 22/04/2023 (Record Store Day).

Remaining copies will be available to buy online from 8pm, 24/04/2023.

Teal Vinyl Ltd to 500 Signed copy

On vinyl for the first time, these lost recordings from my wilderness years of 1989-1996 contain two of my favourite ever solo compositions in ‘Astral Girl’ and ‘Sunken Ships’. For me, the latter’s incendiary guitar, played by a then very young Micheal Mooney (Psychedelic Furs, Julian Cope, Spiritualized) is worth the price of admission alone. - Paul Simpson 2022

Paul Simpson was a founder member of The Teardrop Explodes, and is best known for his work as frontman of Liverpool post-punk band The Wild Swans. Their single ‘The Revolutionary Spirit’ so typified the genre that Cherry Red Records chose it to name their box-set focussing on the ‘second wave’ of Merseyside music. Alongside a new Wild Swans album, Paul’s autobiography ‘Revolutionary Spirit - A Post-Punk Exorcism’ is published in 2023. “Not only was Revolutionary Spirit by far the best single that we put out at Zoo, but The Wild Swans captured that young man’s idealistic vision thing better than any other bunch of English young men since The Brotherhood first put paint to canvas back in the 1950s.” Bill Drummond


  1. Astral Girl
  2. Sunken Ships
  3. Apollo Tomorrow
  4. Contact High
  5. Side Effects 1