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Swansea Sound – Live At the Rum Puncheon – New LP
HHBTM Records

Swansea Sound – Live At the Rum Puncheon – New LP

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Swansea Sound: a band that came into being during lockdown and decided that fast, loud, political indiepop punk was the answer to being stuck indoors. Who needs introspection? Hue Williams is reunited with Pooh Sticks singing partner Amelia Fletcher (ex-Talulah Gosh, Heavenly). Rob Pursey (also ex-Heavenly) and Ian Button provide the noise. The band has played one gig in real life – but there will be more in 2022.

Three of the tracks were released as singles, all of them now impossible to obtain. ‘Corporate Indie Band’ was a limited edition cassette, ‘I Sold My Soul on eBay’ was a one-off lathe cut that got auctioned on eBay, ‘Indies of the World’ was a 7” inch single. ‘Swansea Sound’ the song is a requiem for that lost radio station: a DJ describing his final day at work before his show is ‘rationalised' out of existence. Swansea Sound took their name from a radio station, and they even use its abandoned logo. Something modern, acidic and angry has taken up residence in a familiar, borrowed frame, just as it has in these indie punk pop songs. You can throw yourself around to Swansea Sound like it’s 1986, but if you catch the lyrics you’ll remember you’re in 2021.  Released on Indie Labels of the World!

LP, CD: Skep Wax Records (UK, Europe); HHBTM Records (North America).
released November 19, 2021

Ian Button: Drums
Hue Williams: Lead Vocal
Rob Pursey: Bass, Guitars
Amelia Fletcher: Lead Vocal
Additional vocals by The Crystal Furs and Catrin Saran James
Additional keyboards by Fay Hallam

Songs by Rob Pursey
Sleeve design by Catrin Saran James

Produced at The Sunday School, Kent
Mastered at Grimston Levelling Solutions

 


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