Hopper were one of those bands you’d see playing the Bull & Gate all the time, I saw them and loved them. Lead singer Rachel was so quiet and demure at first glance and then very scary on stage with a very unique voice.

4 R UMAX     PL-II            V1.5 [3]We did the first single very quickly and it didn’t really do them justice, but their second release certainly did.

A 5 track 10” that was quickly seized upon by Steve Lamacq at Radio 1, he made it his single of the week immediately and it all looked very bright for them. 

DG39A very drunk Tony Wilson then saw them at the Moonlight Club in Hampstead, I think, around this time and he decided that they would be the band to launch his new label, Factory Too.

They signed and released 3 singles and an album over the next 18 months. Nothing much really happened after that and the band called it a day in 1998.

Rachel is still involved in music, with various solo projects and I wouldn’t be surprised if she came back with something amazing one day.