|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Never Find Time||2||Audio||1998||Vinyl Japan|
The Mixers formed in 1980 when 15-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarists Dannie Vallely and Ulric Kennedy replaced departing lead guitarist Jim Bell in a group comprising Grant Morrison (rhythm guitar) and Ron Bookless (bass). Eventually joined by Mikel Angus (drums), the band adopted a name from Anthony Burgess' [i]A Clockwork Orange[/i] and set about creating melodic pop which drew heavily on 60s influences cross-fertilised with the supercharged delivery of the punk era. The band played a succession of gigs around Glasgow to little effect, eventually finding kindred spirits among the London-based New Psychedelia crowd who likened their demos to "The Hollies on speed". In 1984, by which time the band had effectively split up, two Mixers tracks - [i]Love Hurts[/i] and [i]Never Find Time[/i] - made it onto Daniel Treacy's legendary Whaam! compilation [i]All For Art And Art For All[/i], later re-surfacing as a 7" on Vinyl Japan in the 1990s.