were an all-girl punk rock band from Lancaster, England. Holly Ross (lead vocals and guitar), Brigit Colton (bass guitar), Claire Windsor (guitar) and Rachel Parsons (drums) formed the band while still at school in 1994 and performed until 2003. Their music was influenced by punk music mixed with surf rock overtones, and feminist lyrics. Beginning with their first single, "Teenage Girl Crush" on the independent label Deceptive Records in 1997, they were regulars on the independent music scene as well as supporting The Beautiful South at the Galpharm Stadium (formerly McAlpine Stadium) in Huddersfield. After disagreements with Deceptive Records management, they switched labels to Fantastic Plastic. In August 1999, their "Why Did You Let My Kitten Die?" single was voted Alternative Record of the Year by BBC Radio One's Steve Lamacq Evening Session audience.

In January 2000, Angelica played at the NME Premier Awards with Ash and Muse. In August 2000, the band played at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. In 2002, Angelica completed a European tour supporting Babes in Toyland and also appeared on the UK Ladyfest Tour. Their first full-length album, The Seven Year Itch, was produced by Kat Bjelland of Babes In Toyland. Angelica also ended the year by headlining the Lancaster Music Co-op benefit weekend. The band played in September 2002 at the Lancaster venue, The Yorkshire House. At some point after this performance, the band split. Bridget Colton and Rachel Parsons appeared with Lancastrian band The Adventures of Loki from 2003 to 2010. Rachel Parsons is now playing with Lancaster hip-hop funk band Carpe. Holly Ross is now playing with her husband in The Lovely Eggs, who have had numerous Festive Fifty entries on Dandelion Radio.

Links To Peel

The band were first signed to Deceptive Records, who were originally founded by BBC Radio One DJ Steve Lamacq and others. Lamacq played their first single Teenage Girl Crush on his Evening Session show. The song entered Peel's 1997 Festive Fifty at number 31. In 1999 Peel invited the group for their one and only session and the band did a showcase set on Steve Lamacq's show, the Lamacq Live, before splitting up in 2003.

Festive Fifty Entries


1. Recorded: 1999-12-15. Broadcast: 23 February 2000. Repeated: None

  • Concubine Blues / Bring Back Her Head / Fireflies

Other Shows Played

Angelica - Teenage Girl Crush

Angelica - Teenage Girl Crush

Teenage Girl Crush, #31 in the 1997 Festive Fifty

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add further information if known.)
  • 19 October 1996: Teenage Girl Crush (7 inch) (Incredible) (Steve Lamacq sitting in for Peel)

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