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THE LATE DISTRICT
new album from The Cleaners From Venus 2012
Available to download
Five pounds please.
It's here, it's ginchy
and from early November, it'll be available from bookshops and our own
online shop. It's called The Stars On A Tray. It's the very best of 4
years of my columns and articles for The East Anglian Daily Times.
I didn't even expect to be making another record this year. Didn't know what I was expecting to do. However round about Easter having a bit of time on my hands, I thought I ought to maybe do another download for the website. Up in Dave's garden shed, with a little digital eight-track, the kind which young musicians buy to make their first demos on, we started work. The thing is, I discovered, a shed and a portastudio is exactly my forte. I've made perfectly good records with less. We had one mic, my acoustic guitar, a semi-acoustic bass and my old Rickenbacker. No keyboards, no proper drum kit--only some beats backed up with a few kitchen utensils for percussion. Two months later, we've nearly finished an album of almost brand new songs, most of them written a couple of days or so before I began recording them
Using classic garage production methods, we slammed things down, often in one or two takes, left them, stuck some reverb on them and mixed them to CD. Very Cleaners from Venus. When I finally air the collection, which I will do quite soon, I will ask myself: "What's changed, since I was last doing this kind of d.i.y thing?" The answer is, everything...but also, nothing. I'm probably a slightly better songwriter and musician, if a slightly less fiery one.
2009 Works in progress
the cunningly titled 'E.P. 2' Just out, late August 2009
1) Will I Do
2) Wait Till Spring
3) Bag Of Dust (2009)
4) 2nd Hand Man
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Martin Newell / Humbug Records
4 track CD e.p. 1994 black and white pic sleeve 280 copies (about)
Track List: The Jangling Man/ Former Phonebox Vandal / Wunderbarmaid/ I Will Haunt Your Room.
Live In Japan '94
Now available as a download only. Slightly edited down from original for convenient listening on the go. None of the charm lost, gauranteed.
Cleaners for this gig included the Damned's
Captain Sensible, XTC's Dave Gregory/ Garrie Dreadful and Nelson from
New Model Army
Contains 13 live tracks .
Prices the world Four pounds and 50pence.
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