The Particles


I actually never knew that The Particles came from Melbourne. I’ve long been a fan of their three EPs from 1980-83, but I’ve owned a copy of any of them. In July Chapter Music will be releasing a long overdue retrospective of their music, called 1980s Bubblegum. The 18 tracks include all the songs from the records (the last which was one of the first ever releases on the legendary Waterfront label) as well as compilation tracks and bunch of live recordings.

The bands consisted mainly of Peter Williams on guitar and vocalist Astrid Spielman (who passed away in 2015), but also shared members with e.g. The Lighthouse Keepers and The Cannanes. If you want to hear more 80s DIY pop I recommend you check out the playlist we did for our Test Pressing event series.

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