Found: Sheffield’s lost Britpop album

Download Speedy’s debut for free later this month

In 2008 I posted about Speedy, one of Sheffield’s forgotten bands. You may know them from their 1996 single Boy Wonder. It wasn’t a big hit but it did appear on a Shine compilation album at the tail end of the series:

Speedy – formerly Blammo! – released a few singles but they were dumped by their label before their debut album News from Nowhere saw the light of day.

The Speedy long-player has presumably been sat in a record company vault somewhere – until now. On 15 December when you’ll be able to download a copy of this lost album for free.

Nick from the Britpop Revival blog is full of praise for the album:

Oh boy. It is that good. I listened to the whole thing with a huge smile on my face. And then I played it again, and then again…It feels unjust that a band can take the time to craft such a fine slice of pop music and then not even get to release it.

It sounds good doesn’t it? And it seems Speedy are happy about it going out in this way, with former singer Philip Watson is appearing on Nick’s blog’s radio show in January talk more about the band and their great lost debut album.

Britpop Revival: a Speedy recovery

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  2. Thanks for the update/info. This is great news!!! I for one was so disappointed that the album never saw the light of day. Such a great band who like so many Sheffield bands wrote some brilliant lyrics but were sadly overlooked. I saw Speedy play live a few times and they were fantastic. I also remember them playing in the Don Valley Bowl supporting Longpigs and Babybird and on that day Speedy were triumphant and glorious and the best band on the bill. I’ll look forward to down;loading a copy of the album. Cheers! :-)

  3. Thanks again for the info. I have now added a post about this on Postcard Cafe here http://postcardcafe.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/news-from-nowhere-by-speedy/
    I’ve credited your site as the source of the news and linked back to your blog (and also Britpop Revival). I’ve included the video to Time For You which still sounds brilliant! I’m looking forward to hearing the album. Best wishes, PC :-)

  4. Sheffield blog

     /  13 December, 2012

    Thanks for the re-blog, PC! :-)

  5. Jill

     /  27 January, 2013

    I still have my Speedy tee shirt :) perfect for the times I was on crutches ;)

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