Pop-Off Tuesday
Pop-Off Tuesday
were an experimental band formed in 1995, which used abstract sounds combined with downtempo and breakbeat music. The group consisted of Japanese duo Hiroki Miyauchi ("machines") and Minori Odaira ("guitar/vocal") who were classmates studying English in London. The band recorded a single for the indie label, Origin Music, called This Old Lady, which later got attention by Pickled Egg Records, who signed them up after hearing their session on John Peel's show. The duo continued performing music until around 2002 when they released their last album Pop Ahoy!. There has been no information on the internet on what has happened to the band after 2002. The group throughout their time did two sessions for Peel's show and even reached the 1998 Festive Fifty at number 5 with the track "Unworldly".

Links To Peel

Pop-Off Tuesday recorded a single for Origin Music, "This Old Lady", which Peel heard and liked (even though a friend worried him by claiming that the band sounded like the Cranberries [1]) but, by the time he tried to book them for a session, they'd been forced to return home to Osaka as their visas had expired. Undeterred, Peel managed to track them down in Osaka where they recorded the session which was broadcast in July 1997. The group also managed to enter at number 5 with "Unworldly" in the 1998 Festive Fifty and also did another session that was broadcast in November 1999. By the time the 21st century came, the group were practically forgotten by Peel's playlist and even their Pop Ahoy! album in 2002 didn't get any attention from Peel himself.

Festive Fifty Entries


1. Recorded: Unknown. Broadcast: 15 July 1997. Repeated: 25 February 1998

  • Mama Awaker / Unworldly / It Was A Strangely Emotional Moment For Me / Mad Tea Part

2. Recorded: 1999-09-07. Broadcast: 18 November 1999. Repeated: None

  • Viola Fora De Moda / Adverse / Wafflehead / Ms Boo Boo's Return / A Field Of Blue Cover

Other Shows Played

(The following list was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and is certainly incomplete. Please add further details if known.)


Unworldly by Pop Off Tuesday

Unworldly by Pop Off Tuesday

'Unworldly', #5 in the 1998 Festive Fifty



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