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Fourth Drawer Down (2016 expanded edition)



Released: 20th May 2016


reissue of the compilation album by the Scottish post-punk/new wavers, originally released in October 1981 by record label Situation Two.

It compiles the A- and B-sides from the six singles the band released that year on the label. the band's lavish, genre-bending cabaret pop was in full swing following the success of their 1980 debut and they built upon that success with this stunning collection of singles, here expanded to include b-sides and demo versions from the same era. "'white car in germany' and the dry cough of 'q quarters' might adopt an icily dramatic, trans-europe atmosphere, yet the band also exploit a different kind of tension, building the sense that they are about to slip out of control." - 4/5 mojo

Fourth Drawer Down (2016 expanded edition)


  1. White Car In Germany
  2. A Girl Named Property
  3. Kitchen Person
  4. Q Quarters
  5. Tell Me Easter’s On Friday
  6. The Associate
  7. Message Oblique Speech
  8. An Even Whiter Car
  9. Straw Towels
  10. Kissed
  11. Fearless (It Takes A Full Moon)
  12. Point Si
  13. Blue Soap
  14. The Tree That Never Sang
  15. Straw Towels (Demo)
  16. Q Quarters (Demo)