February 25

The Telescopes released ‘Celeste’, their third single for Creation Records, and one which bizarrely saw them accused of jumping on the baggy bandwagon. It actually added a swirl of psychedelia to proceedings, helped by Douglas Hart’s incredible epilepsy unfriendly video, which is still burned on my retinas all these years later.

It’s also worth pointing out the brilliance of the B-side ‘All A Dreams’, one of the band’s finest songs. As an aside: Stephen and Jo from the band were DJs at the first ever Sonic Cathedral night in 2004 and The Telescopes released their new album, Songs Of Love And Revolution, in February 2021.