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: 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.
Posted: 27th January 2014
New Peachfuzz EP and details on album number 4
Peachfuzz singer-songwriter, Adam Jones, has carefully assembled another collection of solo tracks as a follow up to the acoustic EP1 record that came together between the Everything Takes Forever and We Are Solid State albums.
Titled, sensibly, EP2, the record takes a Jones original ("Its a Beautiful Life" - the product on an apocalyptic hangover according to Adam) and compliments it with covers of songs by Bill Fay, Bedford Falls, Gene Clark and Jim Reeves.
Once again bridging the gap between albums this EP should inform you that, yes, a new Peachfuzz album is also on the cards. No title as yet (actually there might be - need to check with Adam) but it's a good two thirds recorded, with Adam implying the record will be a return to the bands power-pop roots. From what we've heard so far he ain't wrong! Teenage Fanclub on steroids perhaps?
Here's a teaser:
Posted: 9th October 2012
The third Peachfuzz record is at press now and, if you'll excuse the obvious cliché, it really is their best yet.
Now streaming in full and up for pre-order, We Are Solid State is the new album from these Bridgend lads and it see's them pushing their power-pop sensibilities into harder and certainly rockier territories.
Featuring 10 tracks, the record will bring to mind a plethora of bands from Social Distortion to Teenage Fanclub, Neil Young to Screaming Trees, All to Soul Asylum, Badfinger to, well, Peachfuzz... For while main song-writer Adam Jones' record collection spans the decades and the genres make no mistake, he knew exactly what he wanted to achieve with this record... And it shows. This is a confident album that doesn't really give a shit about the trends that come and go, year in year out. Guitar solos aren't cool? So what, deal with it. Songs about love aren't cool? So what, deal with it. An 8 and a half minute epic with a coda straight from Bandwagonesque isn't cool? So what, you get the picture.
In a year that's seen us cover post-punk (Wooderson and Saturday's Kids) and alt-country (The Brown Hound James Band) maybe it's fitting that we end our 2012 releases with another record and band that are doing their own thing.
Here's to keeping things interesting!
Posted: 8th May 2012
The third album from Adam Jones and the lads will be released on Bombed Out Records this summer.
Things have been incredibly hectic in the Peachfuzz camp over the last few months. To start with, drummer Jon Roche left the band and bassist Lewis Kreft has taken more of a back seat role, leaving Adam to draft in a few musicians to fill out the band's live line-up, namely Iolo Edger, Nigel Cooke and Vaughan Jordan.
None of which stopped the band writing and recording a new record in the form of We Are Solid State, a 10 track monster of an album that pushes the band's sound onwards and upwards. If you thought Everything Takes Forever covered everything this band is about then you might get a bit of a shock on first listen. We Are Solid State maintains the band's penchant for a solid pop song and the backing vocals are still present and correct but there's no doubt that the rock has been turned up to 11!
We'll have more news on the album (and hopefully some gigs) shortly but in the meantime the band have uploaded the first song from the album, "Down To Me" and matched it up with a great little acoustic cover of "Astro City 0.5" (originally by fellow countrymen and BO favourites, Bedford Falls). You can stream and download this for free on the Peachfuzz bandcamp page.
Posted: 9th May 2011
The first in a series of free download-only releases, here's a lovely little EP from one of our favourite singer-songwriters in the scene, Peachfuzz's Adam Jones.
What started out as a demo of songs that may have ended up being recorded with the full band for Peachfuzz's upcoming third album, EP1 has grown into a neat little release unto itself and we thought this was too good for Adam to keep to himself.
In some ways the EP follows on from the narrative started on the last Peachfuzz album, Everything Takes Forever, as Adam fleshes out the characters from the track on that album, "Are We Broken?" - an alternative version of that song acting as the bridge between the releases. The "demo" quality gives the songs a stripped down, authentic feel and gentle fragility that may seem a million miles away from a usual Bombed Out release... but at the same time it's not. The songs are great, the sentiment is genuine and the integrity is there. Standard innit.
Give it a listen if you fancy something a little bit different and, if you like it, download away!
Posted: 10th May 2010
We're pleased to announce that the next release to come from the Bombed Out stable will be the 2nd album from Bridgend, Wales' Peachfuzz. A fantastic album (that has been secretly streaming to "those in the know" for a while now), Everything Takes Forever will see the light of day in July when the band will also embark on a short UK tour. Fans of Soul Asylum, The Replacements, Big Star and Gin Blossoms, or even The Hold Steady, take note. Peachfuzz could be your new favourite band. "So damned brilliant" said Ben Deily of The Lemonheads (now Varsity Drag) fame. Listen to some Peachfuzz goodness here.