Bombed Out and artist news
Posted: 25th August 2023
South Wales' finest underground power-pop devotees return with their 5th album
Never wanting to release the same record twice, the current Peachfuzz line-up of Adam Jones (guitar/voice), Matthew Griffiths (bass/voice) and Jimmy Tiley (drums) have taken things back to basics with their latest album, There's A Sadness At The Heart Of Everything.
Song lengths have been snipped and the layered guitar mangling has been stripped. The tunes and the harmonies remain (you can't teach an old dog new tricks) and a light production (courtesy of Adam's home recording set-up) seal the deal to give the record a sincerity and warmth that their 70s power-pop heroes would be proud of.
As a taster this is the first song taken from the album:
Posted: 15th July 2022
Tagged: Slow Science
8 years after their last tour, Slow Science are playing a handful of dates with buddies, Sounds of Swami
Fresh from playing the recent Manchester Punk Fest, this August our favourite anthemic-punk Southerners (heh) are hitting the road to play Leeds, Cambridge and London for what the band are calling the 'Years Have Not Been Kind To Them' Weekender. To be fair the years have not been kind to any of us!
Friday 5th August - Wharf Chambers, Leeds, with Sounds of Swami, Mr Shiraz and Jake McAllister
Saturday 6th August - New Cross Inn, London, with Sounds of Swami, Modern Shakes and James Hull
Sunday 7th August - The Blue Moon, Cambridge, with Sounds of Swami and Yarraman (matinee show)
The songs from the recent Sham Laws EP are sure to be getting an outing so don't miss the chance to pop along. Who knows, it may be another 8 years before they do this again!
Posted: 8th April 2022
Tagged: Slow Science
Slow Science return with a brand new EP and an appearence at the Manchester Punk Fest
We're incredibly excited to share the surprise new video and EP from one of our favourite bands, and a band who have been sorely missed these last eight years, Slow Science.
Slow Science bassist and vocalist, Stacey Conway-Jones explains:
“We always wanted to get together and record these songs and being booked to play Manchester Punk Fest was the catalyst we needed. It was great fun being back in the studio after all this time, especially with our good friend Tom. We picked up right where we left off 8 years ago and, with little rehearsal time, had to work on the songs as we recorded them. We’ve not written like that before and we’re really chuffed with how the songs and recordings have turned out as a result.”
The EP’s two songs - "Cold Smoke" and "What We Are" - prove the band haven't missed a beat and showcase their musical and song writing abilities with their trademark dual vocals, sing-along choruses, and wailing guitar solos. The video for "Cold Smoke" documents the recording of Sham Laws and was edited by London-based film maker, Adrian Cecil. The EP was recorded at Liverpool’s Trap Door Studios by Tom Peters of the band Alpha Male Tea Party.
You can download the full EP over on the Slow Science Bandcamp page now.
Posted: 29th January 2017
Zapiain return with their sophomore album
It's been a while but it finally gives me great pleasure to announce the next release on Bombed Out. Zapiain follow up 2011's (has it really been that long?) Jibberjabber album with the equally brilliantly titled Giantnormous.
11 great songs that build on that classic UK melodic punk sound so loved by bands that have spring up from the Wakefield post-code area in the past (Zapiain hail from Dewsbury).
The album is at press right now and will arrive on clear blue vinyl this spring. The LP will be a co-release between ourselves and All In Vinyl Records. The band are currently planning launch gig so expect news on that soon.
In the meantime, here's the first song from the album, titled "My New Home". Enjoy...
Posted: 18th March 2015
The brilliant Peachfuzz return with their 4th studio album
The first Bombed Out band to make it to 4 full-lengths, Peachfuzz are set to unleash their new album in the not too distant future.
Titled Raise High Your Bright Halo Of Stars, Adam Jones and company have put together a magnificent selection of songs that deliberately and consistently meander from solid power-pop to pure rock and roll, all the while balancing the finest of melodies with Adam's gravely vocals. Adam still cites Teenage Fanclub (and, transitively, Big Star) as a major influence but there's no mistaking the fact that Peachfuzz have now been at this game long enough to ensure that they no longer feel shackled to the sounds of their heroes.
The image above is a teaser for the artwork and what better way to compliment it than with a teaser for the record. You can listen to the laid-back groove of "Trouble Came" below. Enjoy.