Shelleyan Orphan are Caroline Crawley and Jem Tayle. An enterprising and innovative band who were better known in the late 80s and early 90s. Their first album, Helleborine, appeared in 1987. Their sophomore release, Century Flower, led to their larger commercial recognition. Robert Smith of The Cure became a big fan and gave them the opening slot during the US leg of the 1989 Disintegration tour.