Stanton were a British indie band formed in the late 90's featuring Simon Hughes, Bob Davies, Joe Thompson and Chris Thompson, plus various other members along the way. Having formed while at college in Watford, after a few cassette only demos, they formed their own label Jonson Family Records and self released a number of 7" singles and an LP called Walking Songs (also available on CD on Tritone (UK)). They also appear on various compilations and a Victory Garden 7". An demos/outtakes cassette only compilation called Walkman Songs is also still available through the Victory Garden label. Simon now records as Fupper and Chris and Bob play in the band Hey Colossus.
Links To Peel
Stanton's only Peel session was broadcast live on 11 December 2002, alongside other 10-minute sets by fellow Jonson Family bands that had previously appeared on The Twominutemen 2x7” compilation. A similar event took place on 23 July 2003 with other artists from the series.
Peel nominated the Stanton album 'Walking Songs' as his album of the month for March 2003 (Peel's Record Box).
1. Recorded: 2002-12-11. Broadcast: 11 December 2002
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Other Shows Played
- 01 September 1998: The Phrenology Bust (EP - Four Walls) Jonson Family
- 22 June 2000: Direct (7") Jonson Family
- 06 July 2000: Direct (7") Jonson Family
- 05 March 2002: Electric (2 x 7" - The Twominutemen) Jonson Family
- 21 May 2002: Electric (2x7” – The Twominutemen) Jonson Family
- 21 August 2002: Electric (Various 2 x 7" EP - The Twominutemen) Jonson Family
- 17 December 2002: Seaweeding (7") Victory Garden
- 14 January 2003: 'Seaweeding (7")' (Victory Garden Records)
- 04 March 2003: Growth Chip (Album - Walking Songs) Jonson Family
- 13 March 2003: A Free T-Shirt (Album: Walking Songs) Jonson Family
- 09 April 2003: Celebrating Away (Album: Walking Songs) Jonson Family
- 28 May 2003: Dead Man's Hammock (LP - Walking Songs) Jonson Family
- 03 July 2003 (Radio Eins): 'Seaweeding (LP-Walking Songs)' (Jonson Family)
- 04 September 2003: Seaweeding (LP - Walking Songs) Victory Garden
- 02 November 2004 (Rob Da Bank): Ripped Up' (v/a LP - Silver Rocket SR50) - (Stupidcat)