Bands

Woollen Kits

Woollen Kits

Melbourne, Australia
MEMBERS
Tom Hardisty Guitar/Vocals
Tom Ridgewell Drums/Vocals
Leon Appelbee Guitar
LINKS
TIM044
Four Girls LP/CD
Australia is in a full-on rock & roll renaissance right now & charging to the front of the pack is Melbourne's Woollen Kits! "Four Girls" is the follow up to their self-titled debut LP on RIP Society & a continuation of the greatness of their TiM debut 7-inch from summer 2012. The new album finds the band in tip-top form; confident & assured, with a suite of their best tunes to date.

Songs herein deal with underlying longing or fantasy with individual truths & being fed up with people's phoney concepts and ideals (which, guitarist Tom H says: "in an effort to make themselves feel more deep and interesting to people, are actually creating a barrier between themselves and everyone else by only relating to others on a very one dimensional level"). But despite this frustration or sense of loss, there's usually (usually) a positive spin on these themes. 'Cheryl' is a definite standout on the album and offers listeners some of the truest lyrics ever put to song with "When you look good, you know you feel good, and when you feel good, you get shit done." 'Susannah' is another instant head-bopper with its happy-tappy VU guitar strum and horn interplay. Tom, Tom and Leon have taken the two disparate voices of their debut album and forged a united delivery emphasizing the best of both song writer's strengths. It's got the swagger and jangle of classic Flying Nun and the simplicity and directness of Beat Happening with a dash of late-80's underground rock. The U.S. edition on Trouble In Mind is pressed on black vinyl, includes an insert & download code!

TRACK LIST
1. Back To You
2. Cheryl
3. Sandra
4. Be You
5. So Cold
6. Susannah
7. Please
8. Shelley
9. All Sorts
10. On The Move
No Flash
Susannah
LP $12 CD $8
 
TIM039
Shelley / Down Your Street
Melbourne, Australia's Woollen Kits turned quite a few heads with their s/t debut LP last year - released on RIP Society, that long player was a hook-laden, fuzz-filled album of candy-coated cacophony swathed in the jangling, echoed vibes of The Soft Boys & Beat Happening that didn't leave the TIM HQ hi-fi for months, so you can bet we are thrilled to be releasing the band's US debut. The A-side, "Shelley" has an infectious stutter-step verse that hearkens back to the scrappy pop sensibilities of Archers of Loaf or Sebadoh merged with the off kilter harmonies of The Clean. Once the coda comes in at the end, you'll be humming this one for days! On the flip side, "Down Your Street" eases into a chiming guitar riff that crashes head-first into a winsome rocker, swaying to & fro like that rusty old tire swing at that park you used to go to with your first crush. It's that kind of song you put on a mix tape. Yeah - a perfect primer for the waning days of summer. The first pressing of 500 copies is pressed on randomly mixed vinyl, comes housed in the Trouble In Mind company sleeve, & includes a download code.
No Flash
Shelley
$5.00