Hem

SG-022 - 'Scratch' on Mon Ami, A Silver Girl Collection cassette

Hem's stood apart from other Leeds bands like Boyracer, Wedding Present, Tse-Tse Fly, Hood and Famous Boyfriend as the duo of Nicola (Hodgkinson) and Justine served up their brand of minimalist pop.

Nicola played in Hem amidst her stints in Boyracer and Hood, and prior to forming Empress (with Chris Coyle and her Boyracer bandmate Matty). Empress went on to release music on Stewart's 555 label as well as Stephen Pastel's Geographic imprint.