Alex Taylor, the singer from the Scottish indie band The SHop Assistants has died. She joined the band after their first singles and defined their glorious melodic rushes over chainsaw guitars that saw the band as firm John Peel favourites and one of the biggest and most loved bands on the C86 indie scene. A charming and highly intelligent presence on the scene she will be much missed.

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  1. Alex actually passed away back in 2005. I released the long lost Motorcycle Boy album back in February and had tried to track Alex down prior to its release but to no avail. I thought the release would bring us back into contact but I still heard nothing. In February Alex’s husband contacted me and informed us of Alex’s death. We were both saddened and shocked by the news.

  2. so sorry to hear this news. Was so excited when the “lost” album came out. I thought a reunion was on the cards. Gutted.

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