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Andy Price talks Clothing and Failure (pt. 2)

DFFAfter yesterday’s piece about the recording of Clothing & Failure, today Andy writes about the songs themselves…

The songs on the record talk about what I’m doing now, not what I was doing a year ago. It’s in an attempt to pre-empt the idea of “quality over speed of delivery” – that’s what Coldplay are for, that’s why Green Day took five years to release an album.

Although some tracks had been written already, some like ‘I walked into the room’ were written at the time of recording and the title track ‘Clothing and Failure’ is simply one never intended for anything and was just something I’d written about a month before recording. I didn’t think it’d work out as an acoustic track but it turned out as one of my favourites – perhaps because I made the guitars up on the spot which nicely reflected the lyric writing process.

Every song has a story, but not all of them really need to be told here, so I’ve included some thoughts on just a few of them:

Maybe in Another Life
I’m currently playing in a Bristol-based alt-punk band called Dig For Fire and we run largely to the same ethic as my own stuff – documenting each moment within songs as well as keeping a record of the growth of our sound.

That may sound pretentious but there’s something nice about being able to release an entire album by yourself when you grew up in the times that singles were released well in advance of albums – even reports of DIY punk recordings that I used to love reading pale in comparison to what can be done now and it keeps us aware of how easy music has to be when every step isn’t about making money.

I like to think this is coming full circle in that respect and there will be someone who reads this and comes back in 10 years having recorded an album in 10 minutes via some super-fast speed playing during recording before slowing down the track afterwards. Now that would be cool.

Anyway – this was one of the first songs we wrote for our third album – and I love the transformation we gave it – turning a completely narrative song into a full on rock song was great, but I also love this quieter version, for those interested in the story, like.

Anyways – I go through a lot of phases in all aspects of life through simple boredom. This talks about the three things that always stuck: Writing for magazines, playing in bands and small-scale self destruction and deprecation.

I Walked Into a Room
This song was inspired by ‘An Afternoon Dance Party’ by David-Ivar Herman Düne and is basically a song about lacking in confidence and just reflects my experience in the great human trait of starting with good intentions but ultimately falling prey obeying a pre-destined ability to ruin things, miss opportunities or simply to get things very very wrong.

But anyway – the inspiration came from the DIHD song not in content, but in style. I like the way that his song meandered, never really reaching his point, including a lot of words that inevitably never led to a resolution.

I use this style a lot and I don’t think it’s either lazy or sloppy, I think of it more as playing a game and it entertains me to no end.

Before I wrote songs I used to write letters to people, and these letters always spent three pages going nowhere. A friend of mine wrote me postcards telling me exactly what he was doing and how we was feeling in 3 lines, and so I replied with a volume of nothingness. As long as people don’t realise that it goes nowhere until the end I think it’s a success. It’s a pointless hobby, but a hobby no less.

Negative Song
This is a song about how frustrating it is that being miserable seems to be so much easier. Maybe it isn’t? But it sure feels like it sometimes.

I can’t decide whether accepting this as your own personality is a good thing or a bad thing, probably bad – but it’s what I’m trying to say when I repeat the line “this shit is bigger than me,” I think that the simple feeling of acceptance of being helpless to something can be something everyone can relate to when things get out of control.

Clothing and Failure
This quickly became my favourite recording as the lyrics followed a similar concept to ‘I Walked Into a Room’ – but instead of conscious meandering, this is unconscious meandering – which I think sometimes feels like it has more direction.

It’s just full subconscious lyric writing – I found it best to type it as I’m quicker at typing than writing and there was literally no thought involved in any part of writing this song.

It’s quite nice to be able to look upon your own lyrics as an outsider… I’d say it ended up being about expectations: expectations about other people, their expectations about you and yours about your own life.

I’d quite like to do an entire album in this style – maybe next time.

And finally

Don’t take this album too seriously, if you like it, that’s great, if you don’t, that’s cool too. I just hope you appreciate that fact that it’s a fun experiment in both song recording and song writing. Here’s some links:

Myspace.com/digforfiremusic
Myspace.com/afbmusic

Love Andy x

Download the entire album for free by clicking here.

View the first part of Andy’s blog here.

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Andy Price talks Clothing and Failure (pt. 1)

AndyPriceTwo weeks ago today, Andy Price sat in his bedroom and recorded Clothing & Failure. A few days later, it was available to all to download for free from Fleeing from Pigeons Records.

It raced into being our most successful release in our month’s existance and here Andy talks about the album’s recording – just so you know how ramshakle it is. Tomorrow we’ll have the second part of this post, where Andy writes about the songs themselves…

Those interested enough in FFP-R to be on this site will hopefully understand the concept behind this album.

For a long time I haven’t felt comfortable selling my music. It happened awhile ago when I realised that paying hundreds of pounds for a recording when you’re in a small band removes so much of the fun of playing the music itself. It may be nice to have a polished and well produced record in your hand, but in all honesty, with the bands I play in at the moment, I’d prefer to record using borrowed or average equipment and putting together something myself just to entice people to show support to the band and come to the shows – after all, that’s where the real fun happens.

The purpose of Clothing & Failure was to simply push the abilities of the internet in releasing music: how quickly can it be done when there doesn’t need to be such a huge hoo-har behind a release.

So, discarding money spent on equipment (none of which was bought specifically for these recordings), this album was made for nothing. If I spent 5 years producing a beautifully sounding record I’d be cheating myself – and this, for better or for worse, is why you had Clothing & Failure within a week of recording.

Equipment

This is a bedroom recording – even the quality of my equipment is entirely average. I have a laptop that cost about £300 about two years ago and is so poor I can’t actually hear what I’m recording as I’m recording it and the only way of tweaking the sound is to record, listen back, blindly tweak, listen back.

I use a digital 4-track to record too. Its substandard amount of tweakers and twisters is way too many for me to handle, but over time I’ve perfected the optimum settings that can be used for both guitar and vocals, it’s not perfect, but it’s good enough for me. Which I’m considering making my motto.

As for microphones, yes, I have one. I use it for both guitar and vocals. I seem to remember the mic and 4-track costing me £100 together three years ago. If there are any clunks, it is most likely down to having to freehold the mic as I left the stand at the Dig for Fire practice room – my bad.

The software used for recording was Acoustic Mixcraft 3. A licence cost £15 or so a year ago and it does the job, a similar set up to Cubase.

Guitar: I’ve only ever had two acoustic guitars. The first cost £35 when I was 19 and lasted a good three and a half years before meeting its end at the end of the first ever Bearded magazine gig. Needless to say it was a drink-fuelled incident which I whole heartedly welcomed as it was a terrible, terrible piece of equipment.

The guitar I used on this recording is made by Lindo. I don’t know much about them except that they’re based in Bath where I work as I had to collect it after they screwed up the first delivery. It’s half-depth, but has a great, full bodied sound, it’s nice and light too so it’s good for gigs.

And as for the voice – it’s 24 years old and cost me nothing. But I still feel somehow ripped off.

The process

The songs on this record have all been written over the last couple of months, many of them demos for the next Dig for Fire record – but the transference from electric to acoustic was pretty much made up on the spot. All the tracks only have one guitar track on them, and usually two vocal tracks, three or four for special occasions.

All I did was sit in a chair, with the microphone resting on the table and recorded the guitar tracks one after the other – the majority are first take.

The vocals required a few more takes – mainly because I’m still getting to grips with singing a little less loudly after being in noisy bands for so many years – but I listened to a few old acoustic demos the other day and there’s a definite improvement in there. Let’s hope they never get out!

Afterwards I tightened up the different guitar and vocals tracks with a few pre-set settings which I don’t really understand but they did the trick…

Download the entire album for free by clicking here.

The second piece of Andy’s write-up will focus on the songs themselves, it will be published here tomorrow

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New artists, new releases and new site on the horizon

tapeThe success of Andy Price’s latest release – Clothing & Failure – on Fleeing from Pigeons has astounded us all, it has also got me thinking about some future projects the label is working on.

Those involve our latest additions to the Fleeing from Pigeons roster – ‘genius electronic Bath music’ purveyor Throwing Snow and the incredibly secretive – down to not even having a Myspace page – Joshua Banks.

Details of the releases are sketchy, but A Future Without Records founder Throwing Snow will be providing us with some original releases over the coming months and possibly a ‘live sessions recording’ in which he takes over the blog for a little while.

That is a project that Joshua Banks is going to be doing as well. Carrying on his Super Army Soldiers ten-part opus, Banks will be taking over the blog for a whole week in late June while he writes, records and mixes his entire record – Super.Army.Soldiers.III live on the blog, before releasing it on the Friday at the end of the week. Stems, video diaries and write-ups will all be made available, and he’ll be asking for some involvement from the good people (that’s you) to come up with bits such as artwork.

Before all that though, I’m currently beavering away on a ‘proper’ site for Fleeing from Pigeons Records that will be integrated into a more comprehensive Fleeing from Pigeons website. It should have loads more interactivity and tie up everything FFP is getting on with, when it’ll go live is anyone’s guess, although I’ll be asking for feedback throughout the build.

I think that’s a pretty comprehensive round-up. My new fanzine Plastic Garden Furniture is still under development and is still just as secretive. You can pre-order it here.

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Andy Price – Clothing & Failure

AndyPrice4.5Artist: Andy Price
Title: Clothing & Failure
Cat: FFP-R04.5
Run time: 41:50

The story behind this release is this. Today is Friday 8 May – Monday 4 May was Bank Holiday Monday and Andy Price, who put out the first ever FFP-R release, is bored. So he writes and records an entire album (using a few unrecorded Dig for Fire tracks he’s working on). On Wednesday 6 May he sends it to me, I listen to it on Thursday 7 May, and then deliver it to you today, Friday 8 May.

By his own admission, it’s hit and miss, but the joy of FFP-R is that it is raw and ready. Some tracks written this week – including the fantastic title track – rate amongst the best songs Andy has ever written, without this release, it’d take you another few months at least before you heard it – if ever. It takes on all the anti-folk values, love, loss, food prep, and runs with them. It’s a remarkable release, and we’re continuing to argue over which tracks we think are hit, and which ones are miss!

Tracklisting
1. Imaginary Song 7. If Only
2. Maybe in Another Life 8. Shotgun
3. That’s That 9. What a Day
4. That’s Life 10. When Every Passing Moment Makes You Afraid
5. I Walked into a Room 11. Clothing and Failure
6. Negative Song

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Releases by Andy Price
Andy Price feat. Sarah Hall – Live @ Cafe Oto, London 27.03.09
This acoustic live set, recorded at Bearded Magazine’s show at the luscious Cafe Oto in North London’s growing creative hub of Dalston, covered tracks new and old from the band’s back catalogue, tracks from the AFB Band, his project with Sarah Hall – who accompanies him here – as well as covers by Ace of Base and Ratface.
FREE DOWNLOAD (MP3 V0)
Dig for Fire – Sorry
Debut LP from Andy’s punk rock outfit Dig for Fire, a fabulously ramshakle DIY recording, Sorry was recorded and produced in his bedroom. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW
CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH ALBUM 2
Dig for Fire – Album 2
Second LP from the obtuse DIY punk rock outfit. Recorded and released just six months after their debut, Dig for Fire’s second record merges both bedroom and studio recording, and heralds a move towards solid songwriting. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW
CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH SORRY

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Ratface – …On Ice!

RatfaceOnIceArtist: Ratface
Title: …On Ice!
Cat: FFP-R04
Run time: 40:28

Few may know Ratface now, but those who do have a strong affiliation with the artist who has developed his sound and style since embarking on his solo persona in 2007. His debut …On Ice! is close to being the perfect debut: brash, naive, but honest, it contains a set of tracks that don’t beat around the bush trying to be cool or fit in to scenes or genres, it is just an artist showcasing his unique style, his unique sound, and the result in invigorating. Astoundingly, Ratface’s material since his debut has just got better with each release, but this is a fantastic starting point, and we are incredibly proud to be giving it its first digital release.

Tracklisting
1. Digging Holes 6. The Monk and the Whore
2. Playing Games 7. The Vampire Song
3. The Coffee Shop 8. The Paranoia Song
4. Bony King of Nowhere 9. Four in the Morning
5. The Big Sleep Coming 10. One of these Days

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Other formats are currently unavailable with this release. You can still donate to us though.

Releases by Ratface

Ratface – …On Ice! Debut album from Swindon’s finest, “a dance around the bedroom bed breaker” …On Ice! is a blistering introduction to the world of Ratface. Naive but bombastic in all the right ways, the production is as raw as the lyrics, and makes for a phenomenally personal record.
Ratface – Down With Ratface A digression, but also an advancement into diversity from his debut, Down With Ratface, showcases Ratface’s ability to change the mood at will whilst keeping you interested and listening. Bearded reviewed as thus: “a real showcase of the man’s ability as an artist, rather than a punk rocker trying to go hip-hop.”
Ratface – Enough Ratface Ratface’s second release through DIY label Bumtapes, again it showcases a diversion in Ratface’s talents as a producer and artist. With just nine tracks on it, Enough Ratface still clocks in at over 30 minutes, it is packed full of his own personal style of beats n’ lyrics that just keep getting better with each new release…CD £4.50 – Buy from Ratface

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Pagan Wanderer Lu – Make Archive (2001-2005)

Artist: Pagan Wanderer Lu
Title: Make Archive (2001-2005)
Cat: FFP-R03
Run Time: 27:40

Originally given a digital release through the subscription service Beardaid, Make Archive (2001-2005) gets a full, free digital release thanks to Fleeing from Pigeons. The imperfect, charming and nonsensical nature of Pagan Wanderer Lu’s pop music comes across splendidly in this release – a collection of the omnichord-basher’s bedroom recorded pre-Brainlove Records tracks – which all originally found a small place in the world through DIY CDRs – and perfectly segues us towards Pagan Wanderer Lu’s first ‘proper’ full length Fight My Battles For Me, released through Brainlove next month.

Tracklisting
1. My Victor 5. The Lord Geraint
2. Make a mediocre dinner 6. ”Headaches” Girl
3. Hypersanity (Kiss & Refrain) 7. J.L.B. Smith
4. Matthew/Mark 8. Brecon Beacons

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If you wish to support Pagan Wanderer Lu, please think about donating directly to him.

Releases by Pagan Wanderer Lu

Pagan Wanderer Lu – Fight My Battles For Me
Fight My Battles For Me is a distillation of PWL’s prolific output and a glimpse into what the future has to offer. Catchy pop songs meet experimental sonic flair and an intelligent lyrical sensibility to create a truly unique sound. His crowning achievement to date.
CD £10 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Pagan Wanderer Lu – The Independent Scrutineer EP
Six wonderful songs from the seemingly neverending mine of tunes at PWL’s disposal. From the mournful echo and rousing refrain of ‘The Memorial Hall’ to the wiry guitar of ‘Our New Hospital Sucks’ and the twinkling omnichord sounds of closer ‘Knight > King 4’, this is an EP to remember form a brilliant emerging songwriter.
CD £5 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Pagan Wanderer Lu – Perfection R.I.P.
Nine-track, second EP for Brainlove. Self-recorded at his home in various locations from 2006-07 and mixed and mastered by Oli Horton of Trademark. Released on CD in card sleeve. The first batch of CDs came with a photocopied explanatory booklet inside.
CD £5 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Pagan Wanderer Lu – The Omega Point EP
Limited to 100 numbered copies on CDR. Kind of a companion EP to Fight My Battles For Me, it contains four songs which were recorded for the album but not included. Track 4 is a new version of the BLH(oe!) song featuring David and Laura from The Volunteers.
CD £4 (£1.50 P&P) – Buy from Pagan Wanderer Lu
Napoleon IIIrd / Pagan Wanderer Lu – Split EP
Napoleon IIIrd and Pagan Wanderer Lu are two of the brightest up-and-coming stars in the English underground music firmament. Paired together for Brainlove¹s first release of 2006, their split 7″ single release contains arguably their best songs to date – Napoleon’s ‘Hit Schmooze For Me’ is an anthem for anyone who’s ever dreamt of more than an unfulfilling dayjob; Pagan Wanderer Lu’s ‘Repetition 1’ is a subtle, affecting ode to the stresses of modern living.
7″ vinyl £3.99 (ex. P&P) – Buy from Norman Records

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Paul Hawkins – The Misdiagnosis of Paul Hawkins

PaulHawkins01Artist: Paul Hawkins
Title: The Misdiagnosis of Paul Hawkins
Cat: FFP-R02
Run time: 54:18

A treat for anybody who has been beguiled by Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences’ debut record or stunned by the band’s rapidly becoming legendary live shows in and around London, this largely bedroom recorded CDR album by Paul pre-dates We are Not Other People by two years, but retains the themes of love and loss whilst other tracks convey the energy of the live show remarkably well.

“In a pop world desperately short of eccentrics right now, Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences are simply a revelation.” God is in the TV

Tracklisting
1. My Baby Left Me for a Travellin’ Show 8. I Didn’t Sell My Soul
2. I Found my Love on a Battlefield 9. I’ll Be Getting a Divorce for Christmas
3. Walthamstow Bungalow 10. Serial Killer Smile
4. Waiting to Hear From You 11. On the Banks of the River Seine
5. I Like it When you Call me Doctor 12. Not the Kind of Thing I Do
6. Mother I’m on TV 13. Don’t Blind me With Science
7. (On My Way to the) Nuclear Plant

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If you wish to support Paul Hawkins, please think about donating directly to him.

Other releases by Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – We are Not Other People
Paul’s first ‘proper’ album with his band Thee Awkward Silences, universally acclaimed by critics across the alternative press (and the Peterborough Telegraph), it is a typical debut: brash, crass, full of pitfalls, you can forgive its lack of structure because of the sheer quality of the songs it possesses, and the quality of some that are missing, which you should buy as well!
CD £8 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Lil’ Lost Lou and Paul Hawkins: Split Release: Bad Bad Girl/The Evil Thoughts
Debut Single from two of London’s most exciting acts, this is a split 7″ with cover art by Lou herself and includes a postcard and CDR of the tracks for those of you without record players…
7″ vinyl & CD £3 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – The Bigger Bone CDS
The second single and the first to feature the full band and a multi colour sound. Great artwork from bassist Alex’s girlfriend Rose Forshall. This is a limited edition CD in a digipack. Tracks: The Bigger Bone, The Cavalry Ain’t Coming, Hate Is All Around.
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – I Believe In Karma
It’s actually impossible to choose a favourite non-album single of Paul’s, but the pure energy in the incessant ‘I Believe in Karma’ certainly gives it an edge. Non-stop and utterly brilliant, it’s backed with ‘My Darling Frankenstein’.
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – Don’t Blind Me With Science
The single re-recorded version of the last track on The Misdiagnosis of Paul Hawkins album. Backed with a band and studio recorded, this version blows the demo out of the water. It is backed with a different version of album track ‘Gentleman on Crutches’.
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – You Can’t Make Somebody Love You
A personal favourite of the Hawkins non-album singles collection. ‘You Can’t Make Somebody Love You’ is a fabulous, wrenching live favourite, but backed with the fantastic electro bounce of ‘The Substitute’ this is really a must-have CDS (and I never thought I’d ever say that!)
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences – The Battle is Over
Get Hawkins remixed here, the album track (featuring Diana De Cabarrus of Candythief) is backed with remixes of ‘Music is my Enemy’ (by the excellent Tim Ten Yen) and ‘The Evil Thought’ (taken on by Will Horsebox).
CD £2 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences T-Shirt
T-Shirt proclaiming that you’re not in fact London’s greatest underground dark and twisted pop artist. Described as ‘stylish’ by the label, I wouldn’t suggest I’m fashionable but I do have one… Sizes small, medium, large.
Tee £8 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records
Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences T-Shirt
More tradition band tee for the band. Available in a range of colours or which they only have blue and white left. Sizes small, medium, large.
Tee £8 – Buy from Jezus Factory Records

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Andy Price feat. Sarah Hall – Live @ Cafe Oto, London 27.03.09

AndyPrice01Artist: Andy Price feat. Sarah Hall
Title: Live @ Cafe Oto, London 27.03.09
Cat: FFP-R01
Run time: 27:01

Andy Price is better known as part of Bristol punk rock three-piece Dig for Fire. This acoustic live set, recorded at Bearded Magazine’s show at the luscious Cafe Oto in North London’s growing creative hub of Dalston, covered tracks new and old from the band’s back catalogue, tracks from the AFB Band, his project with Sarah Hall – who accompanies him here – as well as covers by Ace of Base and Ratface.

Cover image by Luke Yates

Tracklisting
1. Maybe in Another Life… 5. Down
2. Negative Song 6. This is Who I Am
3. High Flyer 7. The Sign
4. Imaginary Song 8. The Wet Song

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For other formats, please donate and specify required format.

If you wish to support Andy Price, please think about donating directly to him.

Other releases by Andy Price

Dig for Fire – Sorry
Debut LP from Andy’s punk rock outfit Dig for Fire, a fabulously ramshakle DIY recording, Sorry was recorded and produced in his bedroom. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW

CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH ALBUM 2

Dig for Fire – Album 2
Second LP from the obtuse DIY punk rock outfit. Recorded and released just six months after their debut, Dig for Fire’s second record merges both bedroom and studio recording, and heralds a move towards solid songwriting. Limited edition of 200. All money goes directly to the band, not to Fleeing from Pigeons.
CD £5.50 – BUY NOW

CDx2 £8.50 – BUY WITH SORRY

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Ratface – …On Ice!

RatfaceOnIceArtist: Ratface
Title: …On Ice!
Cat: FFP-R04
Run time: 40:28

Few may know Ratface now, but those who do have a strong affiliation with the artist who has developed his sound and style since embarking on his solo persona in 2007. His debut …On Ice! is close to being the perfect debut: brash, naive, but honest, it contains a set of tracks that don’t beat around the bush trying to be cool or fit in to scenes or genres, it is just an artist showcasing his unique style, his unique sound, and the result in invigorating. Astoundingly, Ratface’s material since his debut has just got better with each release, but this is a fantastic starting point, and we are incredibly proud to be giving it its first digital release.

Tracklisting
1. Digging Holes 6. The Monk and the Whore
2. Playing Games 7. The Vampire Song
3. The Coffee Shop 8. The Paranoia Song
4. Bony King of Nowhere 9. Four in the Morning
5. The Big Sleep Coming 10. One of these Days

FREE DOWNLOAD (MP3 192kbs)

Other formats are currently unavailable with this release. You can still donate to us though.

Releases by Ratface

Ratface – …On Ice! Debut album from Swindon’s finest, “a dance around the bedroom bed breaker” …On Ice! is a blistering introduction to the world of Ratface. Naive but bombastic in all the right ways, the production is as raw as the lyrics, and makes for a phenomenally personal record.
Ratface – Down With Ratface A digression, but also an advancement into diversity from his debut, Down With Ratface, showcases Ratface’s ability to change the mood at will whilst keeping you interested and listening. Bearded reviewed as thus: “a real showcase of the man’s ability as an artist, rather than a punk rocker trying to go hip-hop.”
Ratface – Enough Ratface Ratface’s second release through DIY label Bumtapes, again it showcases a diversion in Ratface’s talents as a producer and artist. With just nine tracks on it, Enough Ratface still clocks in at over 30 minutes, it is packed full of his own personal style of beats n’ lyrics that just keep getting better with each new release…CD £4.50 – Buy from Ratface

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