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'''Young Marble Giants''' was a PostPunk band formed in Cardiff, Wales, in 1978. Their members were Alison Statton and the Moxham brothers, Philip and Stuart.

Their sound was very minimal, carefully constructed and, at the same time, with a strong sense of spontaneity and sensibility. After appearing on a largely forgotten compilation, they were signed by Rough Trade and released one album, one single and one E.P, disbanding in 1981. Their album, ''Colossal Youth'', is considered one of the greatest albums of the PostPunk era. It was recorded with the minimum amount of equipment, in three and a half days and featuring only one overdub.

After they disbanded, Stuart Moxham formed The Gist, while Alison Statton formed Weekend with Philip Moxham. Philip also played bass on Everything But The Girl's ''Idlewild'' album.

Their sound influenced a fair share of groups, most notoriously the ''xx''. They also garnered a few famous fans, like [[Music/{{REM}} Peter Buck]] and [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Kurt Cobain]].

'''Discography''':

Album:
* ''Colossal Youth'' (1980)

Single and E.P:
* "Final Day" (1980)
* ''Testcard'' E.P. (1981)

Compilation/Others:
* ''Peel Sessions'' (1991)
* ''Salad Days'' (2000)
* ''Live At The Hurrah!'' (2004)

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!!Tropes applying to them include:

* MinisculeRocking: A good chunk of their songs are this.
* [[OneBookAuthor One Album Authors]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: The Gist and Weekend.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: "Final Day".
* WhileRomeBurns: "Eating Noddemix".
* WordSaladLyrics: Mostly averted, with the possible exception of "Choci Loni".
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