The Tempest were a short lived band that included future Spacemen 3 and Spiritualised guitarist Mark Refoy and Alex Novak, who went on to be in Attrition and Venus Fly Trap.
Originally released in 1984 this reissue is limited to 500 coloured vinyl copies (Blue with white splatter) with new artwork by original sleeve designer Alex Novak. Also included with the LP is the first ever CD pressing of the album with an additional 3 non LP bonus tracks. The Tempest were formed early 1983 in Northampton from the ashes of Glass recording acts Religious Overdose and Wheres Lisse. Their debut single 'Lady Left This' was released later that year, unsurprisingly, also on Glass Records and met with favourable reviews, which led to them being quickly snapped up by Anagram Records, releasing the indie chart hit 'Montezuma'.
Their upbeat, guitar and percussion based post-punk drew regular plays by Kid Jensen and John Peel on their BBC Radio 1 shows.
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