Latter-day interest in Artery tends to stem from the presence of Simon Hinkler (later to join the Mission). However, the Sheffield bands sound was an interesting blend of post-punk and funk, and worthy of attention in its own right. Hinkler was accompanied by Mark Gouldthorpe (vocals/guitar), Michael Fidler (vocals/guitar), Neil Mackenzie (bass) and Gary Wilson (drums), the team first appearing on Mother Moon via the Limited Edition label in 1979. A move to Aardvark Records spawned two singles, Unbalanced (with a free live EP) and Afterwards, before Artery signed to Red Flame Records. August 1982s The Clown hinted at the promise found on their debut mini-album, Oceans, and a further single, The Slide. It was then over a year before Artery offered their rendition of Alabama Song (a co-release with Virgin Records), and they left Red Flame soon afterwards, signing to Golden Dawn...