It comes in ‘Single’, ‘EP’ and ‘Double concept album’ sizes. Prices are £2, £4 and £6 with all profits going to the band’s favourite local charity ‘The Listening Centre’, which offers low-cost counselling to people in Oxford who need it most and can afford it least.
“We wanted to do something quirky, tasty and peculiarly English, like our music, with a hint of Dr Feelgood, The Kinks, Madness and Ian Dury about it”, said band spokesman Julian Sharples. “I had the idea when I heard Pulp on John Peel and I’m so happy that it’s now bearing fruit.”
“Marmalade has been somewhat under-represented in the music industry. The Scottish band ‘Marmalade’ and Labelle’s hit ‘Lady Marmalade’ – “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?”, being the main flag wavers. We hope to change that”, said Julian.
If you want to buy a jar, come to our marmalade launch event at The Wheatsheaf on Friday 18 March.