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The Aphrodisiacs were a Scottish three piece band from Motherwell that mixed electronic beats with unusual keyboard sounds, guitar, bass and drums. The group were formed in 2002 by Stephen McFall (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Kevin Carlin (drums and bass) and John Cairns (guitar and bass). The band at the beginning played mainly around Scotland, before expanding to other areas of the UK. The group only made two albums, before splitting sometime in the late 2000's. 

Links To Peel

The band sent demo tapes to John Peel and several record labels. Peel heard the demo and the band got their material played on his show, which attracted the attention of SL Records, who also had the same demo from the band, when one of the co-founders of the label heard their track on Peel's show. After hearing the track, the band were invited for two sessions for Peel's show and were also signed to SL Records.

Festive Fifty Entries 


1. Recorded: 2002-09-01. Broadcast: 25 September 2002. Repeated: 10 December 2002

  • Against The Grain / Backbone Of Society / This Is A Campaign / Sordid Secrets

2. Recorded: 2004-08-18. Broadcast: 05 October 2004. Repeated: None

  • Terrahawk / The Tomorrow People / The Hour Is Late But Please Consider / Do You Remember The First Time

Other Shows Played 


The Aphrodisiacs - This is a Campaign

'This Is A Campaign', #49 in the 2002 Festive Fifty

(The list below was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive. Please add more information if known.)


John Peel's The Aphrodisiacs - If U Want Me

'If U Want Me', #45 in the 2004 Festive Fifty

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