Videographer and photographer Maria Angelica Sepulveda Medina from Chile must be one of the biggest fans of legendary Swindon band XTC in South America.
She listened to The Beatles, Iron Maiden and many others since a young age but her imagination lit up in 1985 when a friend played This World Over by XTC.
“I was absolutely stunned with the melody and the voice of Andy Partridge,” she mailed Swindon Link. “His music has been with me ever since; XTC are prodigious geniuses from Swindon. Almost no one knows of them in my country.”
To raise awareness Maria has made a video of XTC’s song Melt The Guns featuring her three children. She said: “I have a dream of seeing XTC live or at least Andy Partridge playing unplugged. I’ve not visited Swindon, but maybe someday.”
In the meantime Andy Partridge has congratulated Maria for her video via Twitter. See it on YouTube
See XTC in Swindon in 1977 on Swindon Viewpoint