© 1999 Onwards Steve Drury
Upd’d: 2021 (v2.25)
Here is a celebration of Party Day’s indie goth music and their foot note in the grand scheme of things.
I kid ye Not!, courtesy of those wonderful guys at Optic Nerve Recordings, Sorted!
During the 80’s, Party Day had produced some great music and were exciting to watch live. Their ‘post-punk’ indie-rock (sometimes ‘darkwave’, sometimes ‘coldwave’, even ‘Old-School Goth’ - the cheek!) goth songs soared and swooped, and once heard, you couldn’t forget them. However success was always a step away, as their light shone bright but oh so briefly. To this day, their music continues to be played both in the Goth clubs throughout the world and on selective online radio shows. I kid ye not. And they continue to find new fans.
There has never been a reunion gig of worth, but while the band lived and breathed, it was a breath of fresh air; their raw energetic music created chords that splattered and ricocheted off the walls. Susan Williams described them as “They hold their guitars like loaded AK47's”, and Andy Darlington, another journalist converted to the cause called them “explosive cartridges onstage”. This band was ‘serious joy’. If you were lucky to see Party Day play live, you knew what that meant.
Party Day was a band with mixed musical blood, a band to be loved, and a band that’s been missed. Oh what could have been.
It’s Grim Up North! But that’s the weather for you . . .
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"Ten thousand women dancing round the silos"
"When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurly burly 's done. When the battle's lost and won".
NOTE: This is NOT a mobile friendly site, as there’s too much info to squeeze into such a small screen!
The Party Day site was originally at www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/8616/party_day/ (in 1999) and was later revamped with extra added bite and relocated here, as of Oct 2010.
For the record, the earlier version of this website had been archived by Reocities.com (http://reocities.com/SunsetStrip/8616/party_day/index.html), but this has since died too, along with 1000s of early internet web pages. Corporate vandalism.
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