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CATALOG TFA 05

issues

EUR 9,00

‘Issues’ is the long awaited debut from this UK Mods from outta Gloucestershire.
This limited 10′ vinyl EP features 4 songs that have a pure 79 mod revival sound inspired by bands like ‘The Jam’ and ‘Secret Affair’. Produced with Vic Coppersmith-Heaven ( legendary former producer of ‘The Jam’,  the ‘Turning Japanese’ single by ‘The Vapours’, etc ). And these guys provide much more than catchy Power Pop and Mod tunes. The Q leads by example in the song writing stakes, capturing that working class edge and displaying a keen social conscience, reminiscent of early Townsend or Weller. The first track ‘Through Your Eyes’ is a stomping call for empathy in the modern wold. In a cold slap of reality, ‘Interlude’ is the prefect example of trials of surviving in a messed up society. ‘She’ shows more of the band influences and after hearing the last song ‘Big Issue’ you..ll never look at people you pass in the street the same way again.
Including a double-sided full color inlay sheet.

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Release Date
15th November 2008

Tracklisting
Through Your Eyes
She
Big Issue
Interlude

Personnel
Michael Veale - guitar, vocals
Tim Vanstone - guitar, vocals
Rob Thom - bass guitar
Shane Blackshaw - Drums
Marianne Parish - Vocals [Guest] – tracks: A1

The Band

THE Q are a hard working four-piece band from Gloucestershire, UK. Formed in 2006 by Shane on drums, Rob on bass, Mike on guitar/vocals, and Tim also on guitar/vocals. They are a true Mod revival- style band with power pop influences in the tradition of The Who and The Jam.

In 2008 they entered the Modernworld Studio in Tetbury, Gloucestershire to record their debut EP 'Issues' with Vic Coppersmith-Heaven, best known as the producer of early The Jam and the Vapors. Around the same time the band contributed a song to a compilation album by Detour Records, UK.

After gigging the UK up and down they did their first Germany Tour in early 2009. The guys did an amazing job and after getting enough inspiration the time was ripe for a full length album. Recorded with bottles of red wine at TheQHQ Studio (Mike´s garage!) the songs were layed down and getting mixed again at the Modernworld Studio.

The debut album finally issued in April 2011 and soon after Rob sadly left the band, but with Dean they found a perfect new bass guitar player. Again the Q played a lot of gigs in UK and also did another Germany Tour the same year.

Two years later, in 2013, they released the MLP 'Chemical Overload' on Blazer Records. End of 2016 The Q turned up with their 2nd album 'The Nation´s Recreation' by Detour Records, UK.

Description

‘Issues’ is the long awaited debut from this UK Mods from outta Gloucestershire.
This limited 10′ vinyl EP features 4 songs that have a pure 79 mod revival sound inspired by bands like ‘The Jam’ and ‘Secret Affair’. Produced with Vic Coppersmith-Heaven ( legendary former producer of ‘The Jam’,  the ‘Turning Japanese’ single by ‘The Vapors’, etc ). And these guys provide much more than catchy Power Pop and Mod tunes. The Q leads by example in the song writing stakes, capturing that working class edge and displaying a keen social conscience, reminiscent of early Townsend or Weller. The first track ‘Through Your Eyes’ is a stomping call for empathy in the modern wold. In a cold slap of reality, ‘Interlude’ is the prefect example of trials of surviving in a messed up society. ‘She’ shows more of the band influences and after hearing the last song ‘Big Issue’ you..ll never look at people you pass in the street the same way again.
Including a double-sided full color inlay sheet.

Additional information

Typ

10" limited edition, 10" regular edition