Category: Great Music

Brush Strokes On Canvas – Fabulous Art For Pop Kids

First I have to admit that I was predisposed to enjoy this compilation, even before I listened to it as I noticed quite a few of my favourite bands in the track listing – people like Phil Wilson (of June Brides fame – one of the best bands ever), Simon Bish / aka Simon Goalpost …

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Yesterday’s News Tomorrow!

Welcome to our “Adventure Playground” and here is a smidgen of what’s going on in our small world (we had hoped to update you on a more regular basis like once a year but you will have to settle for quarterly – of a decade that is – we did warn you that the transmissions …

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Winter Garden Light – Dot Dash does it again!!

We are extremely excited here at TBM headquarters as we just released the amazing new album by Dot Dash “Winter Garden Light” (Beauty 022) which is their follow up to last year’s debut “Spark>Flame>Ember>Ash” (Beauty 019) which was released September 2011, making it two albums in one year, and giving them the title of the …

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The Cleaners From Venus Have Returned!

This is not the title of a bad B-movie from the 60’s but rather a long overdue homage to Martin Newell’s wonderful musical creations with his group The Cleaners From Venus which has been in various stages of activity since 1980 and in recent years has had a flurry of new releases and re-issues, although …

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Walk Towards The Light – Bright Lights, Big Zombie

There’s a light that never goes out and let’s hope it belongs to Bright Lights, Big Zombie (www.myspace.com/brightlightsbigzombie and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bright-Lights-Big-Zombie/125542644125373 ), the latest signings for Exeter label Pastime Records. I had mentioned in a previous post that I thought this self titled album (Pastime 017) is magnificent and maybe I should tell you why I …

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The Steady and Inevitable Rise of Pastime Records

Back in 2009 I wrote about Andy B and a young Pastime Recordings label, based in Exeter UK (now shortened to Pastime Records – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pastime-Records/180633851974327 ) which was just being launched and they had big plans for the shaping of music to come (http://www.myspace.com/48342032/blog/507761006). I watched them grow along with the wonderful Pop Noise Records …

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In Love with The Crystal Stilts While Keeping a Low Profile

Although I have been a fan of the Crystal Stilts (http://www.crystalstilts.com/ ) for a while now, ever since their first album “Alight Of Night” on the amazing Slumberland Records in 2008, nothing could have prepared me for their second album “In Love With Oblivion” (Slumberland) and their most recent EP “Radiant Door” (Sacred Bones), which …

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Keeping Up With The Wilson’s – I mean Phil Wilson

I have been meaning to write a few words about Phil Wilson for over a year now, and everytime he releases something else, I kick myself for not getting around to doing this. Now, the time has come to pay my dues with the release of a fabulous new single “I Own It” and a …

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My Affection For Disaffection by Max Eider

This is a CD I have been keenly awaiting for a few weeks now, ever since I found out of it’s existence and that it was almost complete (thanks to the Tundraducks Records mailing list) and some quick e-mail exchanges with Augustus and then Max himself, I was the proud owner of “Disaffection” by Max …

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Felt Fans Unite – Felt : Ballad Of The Fan by JC Brouchard

I was quite excited when Pol Dodu told me that there was a new book about Felt that was soon to be released and was even more ecstatic to get my own copy of this new book by the legendary JC Brouchard, about a fan’s insight into the many recordings of Felt and more. The …

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