Solid green vinyl 180gm LP with printed inner disco bag. Limited to 500 copies.
Teenage Waitress returns with the new album ‘Your Cuckoo’. This album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed debut Love & Chemicals.
“Melodies and storytelling. . basically" is how Daniel J. Ash of Southampton’s Teenage Waitress describes his eagerly anticipated second album Your Cuckoo. “It’s a bunch of characters singing songs about love, youth, drugs, boredom and of course, dancing”.
‘Your Cuckoo’ is a leap forward in every way for Teenage Waitress. Ash’s trademark ‘story songs’ are set to a backdrop of irresistible melodies, colourful arrangements and impeccable production. While noticeably a more focused effort than Ash’s previous effort Love & Chemicals, this album still offers a little something for everyone.
For the recording of ‘Your Cuckoo’ Ash recruited some of his musical friends to join him in the studio, adding a rich new layer of musicianship to his latest songs. “We basically wanted to go a step ahead from where we got to last time. . and I think we’ve done that” smiles Ash “I’ve been a perfectionist in every sense and annoyed a lot of people to get to this point. I hope it was worth it!”
Tracklisting: 1. Baby Blue 2. Maggie 3.Grey Sky 4. Girl, I Want You To Kill Me 5. Bedroom Waltz 6. I Like The Way You Fall In Love 7. Big Smoke 8. Back Seat 9. Too Much Of A Good Thing 10. Hold Me In The Afternoon 11. Salutations
Through these strange and uncertain times it is sometimes a little hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel but this is where The Moons have stepped in. This long player is an album full of colour and raw songwriting recorded live in the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. With cinematic string arrangements and masterclass songwriting from the pen of singer/songwriter Andy Crofts this album will be your happy escape.
'Most of this album had been unintentionally sat in my pocket for quite some time. Songs that I had written and forgotten about or had just lost their way and left unfinished. So that is why I wanted the album to simply be named Pocket Melodies. I had this inner feeling to pull them all together and it turned out my favourite Moons record.' Andy Crofts
Pocket Melodies takes you on a journey of glorious melodies leading you through love, romance, nostalgia, regret and unity.
'I wanted to be true to myself with this record. My best strength is writing melodic pop songs so I just let it all flow as I wanted this album to be soaked in colour and completely natural. There's no pretence, it's just straight up pop songs. I have always worn my heart on my sleeve when it comes to my feelings and I think you can hear this in the lyrics this time.' Andy Crofts
The album features singles Riding Man and Today which received high praise and championed on BBC London and Radio X and a collaboration with Paul Weller on the song Tunnel Of Time.
"I wrote all of the songs on the album except Tunnel Of Time which is a collaboration between myself and Paul Weller. He once approached me with a little idea and we slowly worked at it in dressing rooms etc until I took it away and put it all together. Its a nice little song and im glad it found a home with The Moons." Andy Crofts
Tracklisting: 1. Today 2. Riding Man 3.The Old Brigade 4. Far Away 5. Tunnel Of Time 6. Where Are You Now? 7. Sleep 8. Maybe I'm The Perfect Man (For You) 9. The Lone Wolf 10. Midnight 11. Rear Window 12. An Ordinary Romance - ¦
CD Only Bonus Tracks : 13.Sunday Love In 14.Here I Am 15.Today (Le Superhomard Remix) 16. Riding Man (Instrumental) 17. Don't Be Long
Sunzoom have been making a stir from their Liverpool base and this highly anticipated debut is not to be missed.
Lo-fi and DIY in equal measure, the record was only conceived of 4 weeks into the first lockdown when songwriter Greg McVeigh decided that recording music was the only way to stay sane. Building a makeshift studio in the kitchen of his North Liverpool home (and deciding to name the new project SUNZOOM after a favourite Captain Beefheart track) Greg set about learning the processes of home recording from the ground up.
The album theme draws upon the peculiar aspects of lockdown; isolation, spiritual introspection, longing to be somewhere else, weird dreams, drinking too much and takes the listener on a journey of escape. The songs move the record through fields, countries, time, space, memories and longings to finally end back at home in the reality of the four walls.
Digging into some past unreleased recordings, poems, unfinished snippets of tunes and writing new songs (usually sung into his phone during months of daily beach walks with his dog) Greg began to build a record within the claustrophobic environment of summer 2020. Friends were able to collaborate (by the magic of old recordings and new parts sent via email) and in early 2021 Sunzoom entered ARK Recording Studios in Liverpool to add live drums and vocal parts subsequently spending a month mixing the record back home in the familiar surroundings of the kitchen where the concept first began.
The result is a snapshot of the period that magically transforms personal and public strife into glorious pop-folk psychedelia.
Vinyl is limited to 500 copies on black vinyl, no download card.
Tracklisting: 1. The Sun's Everlasting 2. Pour Me Another Wine 3. Anytime Soon 4. A Simple Song 5. The Garden Birds of India 6. Willowhedge 7. Osaka Radio 8. Let's go 9. The Place Where The Long Shadows Grow 10. Hell No 11. Soul Parade 12. Home On The Range
Bonus Tracks (CD Only) 13. The Happy Fly 14. Hell No (Original Demo) 15. Pour Me Another Wine (Alternative take)
Limited transparent blue vinyl 7” single for RSD, 500 copies only. Rsd 22 Brings You A Ltd 7” Pressing Of Single ‘You Ain’t Got It Bad’ By Teenage Waitress. An Electronic, Melancholy Hum Along Number.
You Ain’t Got It Bad ‘ is a danceable, upbeat track with trippy psych production and a strong positive message. It features. both a vocal cameo from Blue Canary’s Harry Burgees and as close to a happy ending as you’ll probably get from Daniel.
The Record is backed with an exciting Pale Sabres (of Colorama Records) remix of ‘I’m Leaving Berlin’ also from the Love & Chemicals album. Teenage Waitress is the solo project from Daniel Ash.
The debut album, ‘Love & Chemicals’ is a fresh hybrid of infectious 60’s inspired pop melodies, blippy synths and fuzzy guitars all set to short lyrical vignettes. Some are funny, some are mysterious but all have a story to tell.
Tracklisting: Side A: You Ain't Got It Bad - 4:02
Side B: I'm Leaving Berlin (Pale Sabres Remix) - 4.25
Limited Black & white (half and half) vinyl 7" single for RSD, 500 copies only. This belated 7" record pressing brings you a cinematic collaboration between Andy Crofts and french musical genius Christophe Vaillant of Le SuperHomard.
Forevermore is a simple love song of devotion. A person who will forever devote their life, heart and soul to the one they love. Christophe’s musical soundscape lays the perfect foundation for Andy’s minimal heartfelt words.
I’m Dreaming is the perfect song for the flip complimenting side A with it’s raw vocal and piano. Dreaming offers words of escape, hope and self sanctuary in a world on fire.