TUMBLEDRYER BABIES, THE

IT'S ALL FOR YOU: TEN YEARS OF THE TUMBLEDRYER BABIES (SOUTHEND RECORDS)

TUMBLEDRYER BABIES, THE - IT'S ALL FOR YOU: TEN YEARS OF THE TUMBLEDRYER BABIES 131032
Format:
1 CD
Release:
18.01.2019
Label:
SOUTHEND RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
131032
Barcode:
0689749709803
THE TUMBLEDRYER BABIES is a vessel for the outpourings of 'undiscovered' alt-indie-slacker-pop genius Andrew Moore who has been recording music at home for ten years - and this album is a whistle-stop tour of his talent.

Including tracks from his first releases right up to 2018, 'It's All for You: Ten Years of the Tumbledryer Babies' cherry picks the stand-out songs for fans and new listeners alike.

Living in Southend with his wife and two young kids, Moore makes music on his 8-track and his computer at home, detailing his day-to-day experiences with wry humour, sensitivity, pathos, self-deprecation and a steely underbelly which belies the more humble exterior.

You may want to hug him but you wouldn't want to mess with him and his music is similarly multi-faceted.

The simplicity of arrangements help negotiate complex emotions with tunes that are above all incredibly catchy.

It's hard to make comparisons - he's named one song 'Daniel Johnston Please Don't Die' and Dan Treacy comes to mind, but the stripped-down slacker rock is strewn with surprising touches of Jarvis Cocker-esque vocals or even Marc Almond's synthy panache.

Ultimately, the lyrics are brutally honest, with blunt humour wielded as an effective tool: here's to the next 10 years...
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE LAST DAY
  • 1.2. MY LIFE, THE OPEN WOUND
  • 1.3. SCARLET LETTER SWEATER
  • 1.4. WWF
  • 1.5. I THINK WE MIGHT BE WEIRDOS
  • 1.6. PUNCH
  • 1.7. PENSIONER'S HANDS
  • 1.8. YOU WANT ME BUT NOT ME
  • 1.9. YOSSARIAN
  • 1.10. TELL ME WHAT TO DO
  • 1.11. GRIT IN THE OYSTER
  • 1.12. ROCK & ROLL