There are covers bands who do not imitate,
Who cannot imitate
But then there are covers bands who emulate
At times, to expand further the sticky floor
Of a long-lost Indie disco
Knowing that to imitate the Britpop
And to imitate the Baggy
These boys are those.
From under a Birmingham Skyline
Whole, a gang,- drawn from Country sources
Of Glen, or Patsy. Through Johnny himself.
As mountains, alike, alike, alike,
Each song here is complete and contained
And as each unalike star shines
The original swagger, or surly fringe, is banished
To leave way for a new ray.
And their words, works and songs
Like strong, quick flashes, are light-fingered.
So where are your reference points
To match the originals with their inspirations?
These boys can match the tick of times long gone,
That edge of teenage pain, with the wealth of age
And the tunes of men and women
From a land removed, from The Opry stage.
With the skills of the magpie, at the speed of light.
I'm proud to say that I know it:
Here-in is a hell of a band.
And lots of other things
And lots of other things.
-- Robson Da Silva.
released December 2, 2016
Recorded by Independent Country, Jamie Lumsden and Kacper Jelic
Mixed by Jamie Lumsden & Kacper Jelic
Mastered by Matt Saunders at 808Hz Mastering (www.808hz.com)
Vinyl copies lovingly hand-cut by Phil at 345rpm (www.345rpm.com)
Executive Producer - Robson Da Silva
Front Cover image: Dexter Robinson
Back Cover image: Pete Ashton
Independent County Logo: Matheus Augusto
Thanks to Ruth, Caroline, Kelly, Rachel, Val, Zoe, Geoff Dolman, and Deputy Rich
6 cowboys from Birmingham (UK) who take Indie classics on a rollickin’ ride to Nashville and back. Floppy fringes and
baggy jeans are swapped for pedal steel guitars and four-part harmonies as the NME meets The Grand Ole Opry....more
supported by 5 fans who also own “TrailerParkLife”
I greatly admire Steve and all of his music. Like all of his releases, this album is distinctly profound in so many respects. It may cause you to feel things you least expect, and question things you have never questioned before. Sit down, relax, and enjoy this like you would a delicious home-cooked meal. Your appetite will appreciate it. :) Gavin Harmon