Simon Dowson (Vocals / Guitar)
Chris Gough (Guitar / Vocals)
Sean Revell (Bass)
Paul Peterson (Drums / Vocals)
Moloko Plus formed from the fusion of two earlier bands – US Megachicks and The Dempseys. They had a lush 60s influenced sound, jangly guitars and shimmering harmonies. They had success in Hull and nationally between 1990 and 1991; their song “Can’t Wait Til Sunday” was placed in the top 10 of the Yamaha Band Explosion competition – out of 4000 entries. The band later shortened their name to Moloko.
Moloko Plus (as Moloko+) returned to the fore in 2016, firstly with a surprise appearance on the LP “Small Town Scenery: Lost Indie Gems 1985-1995″, a limited edition release put out by Record Collector magazine. This preceded a new single, Can’t Wait Til Sunday b/w Never Know What You’ve Got, a reboot of their second 1991 demo tape, released on the revered cult vinyl label Fruits De Mer in December 2016.
Their association with Fruits De Mer continued in 2018 with a super-limited lathe cut 7” re-release of “Bite The Hand” / “I Wonder”, released on an equally limited small run cassette by specialist label Eggs In Aspic.
(Simon Dowson / Hull Music Archive)
I Wonder / Bite The Hand (Cassette) – self released, 1991
Can’t Wait Til Sunday / Never Know What You’ve Got (Cassette) – self released, 1991
Can’t Wait Til Sunday / Never Know What You’ve Got (Lathe cut limited 7″ vinyl) – Fruits De Mer, December 2016
Bite The Hand / I Wonder (Lathe cut limited 7″ vinyl) – Fruits De Mer, January 2018
Bite The Hand / I Wonder (Cassette) – Eggs In Aspic, January 2018
Small Town Scenery: Lost Indie Gems 1985-1995 (Limited vinyl LP) – Record Collector, 28 Feb 2016 (track: Bite The Hand)