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ANGEL CAGE - latest update 13th SEPT 2006
ANGEL CAGE..........various people have been talking about a Pixies style mix of girl fronted contradictions and heavy riffs - that'll do us. VOX said "Angel Cage's debut takes the visceral gnashing of PJ Harvey, the icy vibrato of Siouxsie, a chiming Cocteaus twinkle or two, some brutal Pixies riffing.. There's all the stylised savagery and cool attitude that Elastica, for all the hype, never managed to deliver..." 

"they sound like they've just stolen the world and painted it silver. Something special indeed..." (Kerrang) 

BAND BIOG 
Angel Cage Actually started life as Angel Interceptor, the debut single upset Captain Scarlet and his indestructible lawyers, so by the time the second single came out to excellent underground reviews the five of them were collectively known an Angel Cage....We actually released four singles and an album - Sophie Magic - We've got the album on now, it still sounds as exciting as it did when we originally put it out in 1995, actually it's frustrating when you compare the media fuss that some bands are enjoying (and deserving) right now to the relative lack of interest afforded to Angel Cage in '95 (true, we were enduring a brit pop strangle hold on our mainstream media at the time, a lot of fine bands were being ignored while Oasis, Bluetones and the bloody tedium of Cast hogged the radio and press attention - back then before the www the mainstream press mattered). Angel Cage never got the attention we enjoyed with Cay four years later, by then the musical climate had changed though, it was far easier for Cay (thank god for the death of Brit Pop). Cay and Angel Cage are/were two very similar bands, both endured the lazy (but, hey, justified if you want a convenient reference point that gives you a general idea) Hole comparisons, both are/were electric live, both fronted by a rather dangerous girl with an equally dangerous guitar (actually when Cay's first single came out several people hopefully called us to ask if it was Angel Cage re-emerging) - Angel Cage certainly had the far better songs (not saying Cay don't have fine songs), Robin Key and Jean Hare were (still are?) a potent song writing force - Sophie Magic is made up of excellent song based scathing Pixies/Babes In Toyland style earfood.... we're still very proud of it - Angel Cage could have been something very special, for a fleeting moment they were...... sometimes a band should just make one classic album and then destroy it all..... 

OR MAYBE it wasn't all over, ANGEL CAGE came back in 2003 after several soul destroying encounters with clueless major labels and even more clueless big talking managers and evolved in to YOUR HIGHNESS - GO HERE

PRESS QUOTES AND SUCH
ANGEL CAGE - Sophie Magic (ORG)  - They used to be called Angel Interceptor, but the legal brains behind Captain Scarlet weren't so keen. Newly renamed but still bruisingly confident, London indie crow Angel Cage deal in armour- plated guitar pop which marries the slashing energy of riot grrrl to frayed, unhinged melodies. Singer Jean Hare has a vicious way with vocals, taking gentle strummer `Believe' one minute but snarling 'you're not as big as you think, I'll knock you down" the next. Although released on a fanzine offshoot label and championed by London alternative radio station XFM, Angel Cage's debut is clearly aimed beyond narrow indie horizons. There are dozens of reference points from the visceral gnashing of Polly Harvey, the icy vibrato of Siouxsie, a chiming Cocteaus twinkle or two, some brutal Pixies riffing, but none of them boil down to slavish imitation. There's all the stylised savagery and cool attitude that Elastica, for all the hype, never managed to deliver. Like Captain Scarlet himself, Angel Cage sound pretty indestructible. (Stephen Dalton, VOX Magazine) 

Sophie Magic (ORG Records) KKKK - THEY'VE GONE from fluffy jumpers to leather jackets. They've gone from shouting at things and looking like tarts, to this debut album which makes them sound like they've just stolen the world and painted it silver. Something special indeed. Something special has happened to Angel Cage (formerly Angel interceptor) since they discovered they were better than their squat/indie roots. A banner in the crowd at a Scottish Terrorvision show read `Angel Cage for Donington!'. Now that would be fucking hilarious. Not a chance. Smash Hammerbox's Carrie Acre, the Pepperami advert and Vivienne Westwood into a day-glococktail of crooning mischief, and you're close to vocalist Jean Hare's manic worldview. Add the Nymphs, Hole, Boston and Iggy for musical launchpads. Light the blue touchpaper and prepare for the perfectly bullish `Princess Die', the pretty `Dagenham' and the enormous `Cruiser'.Seek out `Sophie Magic' and go paint your town silver.
(Kerrang) 
 

RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS
ANGEL INTERCEPTOR 
organ002    PIGEONHOLE PUSSYCAT/TRUTH MACHINE   7"45 limited edition of 1000 in hand painted wrap around covers 

ANGEL CAGE 
organ009 BOXTRIMMER CDep  4 track Cdep Princess Die/Sorry/Angel/Blind 

organ014 CRUISER CDep 4 track Cdep Cruiser/She Doesn't Know/Hesitate/ButtMen 

organ016 SOPHIE MAGIC  CD album Princess Die/Shell Suit/Dagenham/Sorry/Idolise/30 Producers/Exposure/Strangers In My Head/Believe/Untitled no.69/Cage Me, Kill Me/She Doesn't Know/Cruiser 

organ017 split 7" with DONE LYING DOWN (Angel Cage track: Exposure)

ORG055 Track on Organ Radio 8 CD compilation album  Princess Die 

rael01  Track on 4 track 4"ep (free with Organ issue 38) Sorry

YOUR HIGHNESS
ORG302    ANTI PERSONAL E.P 

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