High Llamas

High Llamas

The High Llamas may have started in 1991. The founding members Sean O'Hagan, Jon Fell and Rob Allum were joined by Californian Anita Visser and Marcus Holdaway. The Idea was to make melodic pop in opposition to the dull grunge obsessed UK and US orthodoxy of the early 90's

The starting point was Santa Barbara, harmony, 12 string guitars and Alex Chilton, very straight forward melodic pop but it was soon unseated by the gothic garage sweetly psyched Gideon Gaye, a budget record which sounded lo-fi but time trapped. The guitars were replaced... more