Live at the Rum Puncheon

by Swansea Sound

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    releases November 19, 2021

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    Swansea Sound 'Live at the Rum Puncheon' CD
    4 panel full color booklet in jewel case.

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    Swansea Sound 'Live at the Rum Puncheon"
    Black vinyl LP in sleeve w/ full color insert and download code.
    700 copies pressed (first US pressing)

    HHBTM would suggest anyone outside the United States order via Skep Wax Records based in the UK.

    Includes digital pre-order of Live at the Rum Puncheon. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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      $20 USD

     

1.
Rock n Roll Void
2.
I sold my soul on eBay I sold my soul on eBay Get a doctor someone get a doctor Bids were derisory Get a doctor someone get a doctor I need some money Don’t need a soul So monetising is my goal I sold my soul on YouTube Get a doctor someone get a doctor Got my own channel too Get a doctor someone get a doctor I need attention I need it bad And it’s the best I’ve ever had... Doing it for free Liberated From that old scene I’m gonna get evicted Cos I’m doing it for free Who needs money When you’ve got fame and autonomy I sold my soul on Spotify Get a doctor someone get a doctor I’m earning 0.000000000000001p But several thousands follow me Doing it for free Liberated Materially I’m gonna get evicted Cos I’m doing it for free Who needs money When you’ve got fame and autonomy Been waiting for so long Now everybody’s streaming my song Been hungry for so long Now everybody is streaming my song, yeah they’re streaming my song I sold my soul on eBay
3.
I'm OK When You're Around
4.
The Pooh Sticks
5.
Let It Happen
6.
Je Ne Sais Quoi
7.
Pasadena
8.
Indies of the World
9.
Corporate Indie Band We had a plan To form a corporate indie band Angst on demand All our emotion second-hand We sold the van Cos we get transport from the man The tour’s in hand Play to our corporate indie fans They had a scheme They formed a social media team Giles Piers and Lee They make things up, we just agree All the time We’ve got to write more songs Not sure we can keep it up for long We took the chance To be ambassadors for brands Part of the plan If you’re a corporate indie band All the time We’ve got to write more songs Not sure we can keep it up for long
10.
Freedom of Speech
11.
Angry Girl
12.
Swansea Sound 
Drive down to the station all alone Five am there’s no one on the roads Sun’s just coming up to light the town Silver shards on concrete all around Gonna be the first to say good day What will be the first song that I play? Swansea Sound Swansea Sound What will be the first song that I play?

about

Swansea Sound: a band that came into being during lockdown and decided that fast, loud, political indiepop punk was the answer to being stuck indoors. Who needs introspection?

Hue Williams is reunited with Pooh Sticks singing partner Amelia Fletcher (ex- Talulah Gosh, Heavenly). Rob Pursey (also ex-Heavenly) and Ian Button provide the noise. The band has played one gig in real life – but there will be more in 2022.

Three of the tracks were released as singles, all of them now impossible to obtain. ‘Corporate Indie Band’ was a limited edition cassette, ‘I Sold My Soul on eBay’ was a one-off lathe cut that got auctioned on eBay (with a £400 winning bid), ‘Indies of the World’ was a 7” inch single that briefly hit the UK physical charts, but quickly sold out and plummeted back out again. And now, to coincide with the LP pre-release on 1st September, ‘Swansea Sound’ is released as a limited edition cassette. (1st September was the date, exactly one year ago, when Swansea Sound Radio was re-branded by its new corporate owners and the name became available.) The song is a requiem for that specific lost radio station - a DJ describes his final day at work before his show is ‘rationalised' out of existence.

Swansea Sound took their name from a radio station, and they even use its abandoned logo. Something modern, acidic and angry has taken up residence in a familiar, borrowed frame, just as it has in these indiepunk pop songs. You can throw yourself around to Swansea Sound like it’s 1986, but if you catch the lyrics you’ll remember you’re in 2021. (Sorry about that.)

Released on Indie Labels of the World!
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LP, CD: Skep Wax Records (UK, Europe); HHBTM Records (North America).
CASSETTE: Lavender Sweep Records (UK, Europe); Austin Town Hall Records (North America); Shiny Happy Records (Indonesia).

credits

releases November 19, 2021

Ian Button: Drums
Hue Williams: Lead Vocal
Rob Pursey: Bass, Guitars
Amelia Fletcher: Lead Vocal
Additional vocals by The Crystal Furs and Catrin Saran James
Additional keyboards by Fay Hallam

Songs by Rob Pursey

Produced at The Sunday School, Kent
Mastered at Grimston Levelling Solutions

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