John Peel championed the band playing their first single ‘flies / contrix’ on radio 1 in late 1979. This was followed up by second single ‘world in action’ in June 1980. John Peel played this single to death over the next couple of months, even coming up to Hornsea to play a gig with the band.
The band continued to play locally for the next couple of years and were chosen in 1983 to perform on BBC television programme ‘Bubbling under’ focusing on unsigned bands. The band split in 1984 and the various members went on to play with other notable groups / singers including ‘Everything but the girl’, ‘Felt’, ‘Denim’, Nik Heywood, Orange Juice, and the Monochrome set.
The Vets Discography Tracks
Singles & EPs
|SRTS/79/CUS 513||Vets*||Flies (7", Single)||Not On Label||SRTS/79/CUS 513||UK||1979||Sell This Version|
|DECK 80/001||The Vets / Go-Attic||The Vets / Go-Attic - World In Action / Waiting For Fashion (7", Single)||Deckchair Records||DECK 80/001||UK||1980||Sell This Version|
|002||The Vets||Could've Been - the Rise and Fall of the Vets 1978-1983 (CD, Comp)||Deckchair Records||002||UK||2006||Sell This Version|