YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS,
Twenty-nine years after its release, Young Marble Giants’ legendary ‘Colossal Youth’ (Rough Trade, recorded in 1980 in five days and mixed in 20 minutes) remains a landmark in post-punk music, an enigma of its own, acclaimed by musicians and audience over the years.
Formed in 1978 in Cardiff, the trio’s music was constructed around the powerful and minimal instrumentation of brothers Philip and Stuart Moxham on bass and guitar, supporting the naive untrained vocals of Alison Statton.
Stuart Moxham wrote the majority of the band’s songs, and his writing was often deceptively simple-seeming, giving YMG’s classic work a uniquely fragile yet powerful quality. The band split in 1980.
Reunited in 2007, the band has been since playing some rare shows around Europe, including Jeff Mangum's All Tomorrows Parties, Primavera Sounds, Villette Sonique among others. The orginal drum-machine parts are now played on electronic drums by third Moxham brother Andrew.