The Independent Group featured James Kirk (guitar, of Orange Juice), Blair Cowan (bass guitar, from Lloyd Cole and The Commotions), Campbell Owens (drums, of Aztec Camera), Robert Hodgens (guitar, of The Bluebells), and Postcard Records founder Alan Horne. The group’s first album The Phantoms and the Archetypes was released in 1992. After a further single, “Stupid Thing”, Hodgens was replaced by Mick Slaven (formerly of Jazzeaters and Del Amitri), Steve “Skip” Reid (formerly of Associates), Andy Alston, and Jane Marie O’Brien. A second album, Will I Ever Be Inside of You, was released in 1994.The band performed at the Glasgow Film Theatre, playing songs from the album while clips of films including Midnight Cowboy, The Loveless, Taxi Driver, and Un Chien Andalou played behind them.
[via Nat Beskos]