catalogue

MORGAN, TOM

TASTE FOR BLOOD (FIRE RECORDS)

MORGAN, TOM - TASTE FOR BLOOD 58520
format:
1 7"
release:
07.12.2012
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
58520
barcode:
0809236120571
Fire Records are delighted to announce that they will be releasing the brand new solo album from Australian songwriter Tom Morgan, best known for his contributions to Smudge and The Lemonheads.

'Orange Syringe' is due out in February 2013 and includes ten perfectly formed pop songs saturated with Australian indie's finest traditions, with just the right amount of jangle and an instantly comforting hook.

The first single to be taken from the album is "Taste For Blood", a brilliantly prescribed surf pop song, about ruthlessness and getting your own way.

The b-side "One True Love" is a stunning ballad telling a yearning love story. Tom Morgan has played in a plethora of bands and fronted Aussie stalwarts Smudge, a marvellous 'slacker pop' trio who he formed in 1991 with drummer Alison Galloway.

They quickly became known for the melodic, mini-pop masterpieces of Tom Morgan and their low-fi approach to recording, releasing three albums (plus a collection of B sides and unreleased covers), a mini-album, a handful of singles, and appearing on several compilation albums.

The band were catapulted to world's stage in the early 1990s primarily due to the recognition of singer-songwriter Tom Morgan's co-authorship of tracks on The Lemonheads breakthrough 1992 album "It's A Shame About Ray".

Although Dando is often given the credit for some of the tremendous hits on the album, many of the album's best loved tracks were in fact written by Morgan, including the droll "Outdoor Type" and the title track "It's a Shame About Ray".

Dando returned the favour by penning some songs for Morgan as well as a tribute song to the Smudge drummer Alison Galloway, lison's Starting to Happen'.

Following the success of The Lemonheads, Smudge continued in various guises before splitting in 1999 only to get together to play shows a few years later.

Morgan has been continuously working and creating. The new album sees him recording with his wife Leticia and producing some of the best work of his career.

Time to sit up and take notice in the power-pop songwriting masterclass that is "Orange Syringe".
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TASTE FOR BLOOD
  • 1.2. ONE TRUE LOVE