The High Llamas

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, the High Llamas is the vehicle of former Microdisney co-founder Sean O’Hagan (Eire). After that band sundered in 1987, O’Hagan spent three years incubating his solo debut album, High Llamas, released on Demon Records in 1990. Though a low-profile release, it received several encouraging reviews, not least from long-standing Microdisney fans within the press. Afterwards O’Hagan established a band named after the album, featuring multi-instrumentalist Marcus Holdaway, former Microdisney bass player Jon Fell, drummer Rob Allum, and guitarist John Bennett. The newly minted band made their debut in 1991 with the Apricots EP.

Following this release O’Hagan divided his time between the High Llamas and several side projects. He appeared on three albums by Stereolab (and one by that band’s spin-off project Turn On), and also remixed the Boo Radleys’ ‘Find The Answer Within’. The High...

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