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« Dec 1, 2021 16:53:25 GMT » -
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My new one up on Bat Chain:
batchainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/universal-gloom



1. Green Snake
2. The One True King of Tin Foil Town
3. Pigeon On The Roof
4. Happiness Is Just A State of Mind
5. Not Figuring Anything Out
6. The Difference You Could Make
7. When The Morning Comes You Will See The Light
8. Away We Go
9. Moon Plaza
10. Crashing Down
11. Universal Doom
12. A Desolate Desert Wasteland
13. I Had A Dream (Boy Living In Space)

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« Dec 1, 2021 17:39:46 GMT »
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2 eps and two full lengths in the past 366 days, the new Pollard? The new Hello Whirled?

Really dug this on first listen. Where as the last record had a lot of different styles this one feels more focused & uniformed in its sound, really atmospheric and melancholic.

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« Dec 2, 2021 16:46:10 GMT »
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I am only interested in Universal Gloom

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« Dec 2, 2021 16:55:14 GMT »
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FFS Steve, saw you'd commented and was looking forward to reading your thoughts.

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« Dec 2, 2021 17:30:20 GMT »
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Sorry Thomas,

I'll try and have a listen this afternoon at work. I am gonna try and level off some accounts while I listen to you in action.

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« Dec 2, 2021 17:34:22 GMT »
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The marketing team at Bat Chain have really let Tuckerman down this time

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« Dec 3, 2021 16:15:21 GMT »
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The marketing team at Bat Chain have really let Tuckerman down this time


Can't pretend I'm not disappointed but all is forgiven. And at least there is now an excuse for the lack of interest in this release.

We go again and can put things right with album 3.

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« Dec 3, 2021 17:19:38 GMT »
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Sorry tucks, I'm planning to giving this some listens but now I'm busy working on the 2021 list (December is not a release month ffs)

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« Dec 3, 2021 17:55:55 GMT via mobile »
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Cover looks great....

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« Dec 3, 2021 18:00:53 GMT »
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Sorry tucks, I'm planning to giving this some listens but now I'm busy working on the 2021 list (December is not a release month ffs)


No worries, barny. The 2021 list is more important for the dwindling and feint heartbeat of this place.

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Cover looks great....


My sarcasm detector is broken. If you actually like the cover, then that's excellent because I spent a maximum of about 45 minutes making it. Be good to know my time wasn't completely wasted.

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« Dec 4, 2021 1:11:39 GMT via mobile »
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I heard a few songs here and there - I'll definitely give it a proper listen this weekend because I know, even if we pretend this stuff is not important, it is important.

I really liked your latest EP and I can already tell you are moving forward, you've definitely stepped up every aspect of your game with this, especially the sound. You still have that quintessential bedroom sound but it has a lot more personality now. "Finally" had a few great melodies - this doesn't sound as melodic/catchy at first, but I really need to listen to it more. Perhaps you went for something less immediate and more rewarding in the long run?!

By the way I'm a bit envious, I wish I had written that first tune.
Tux I think your stuff is a wonderful example of what I call pocket music. If a great band is a PlayStation 4, you sound like the Game Boy version of it. And I think it's great.

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I heard a few songs here and there - I'll definitely give it a proper listen this weekend because I know, even if we pretend this stuff is not important, it is important.

I really liked your latest EP and I can already tell you are moving forward, you've definitely stepped up every aspect of your game with this, especially the sound. You still have that quintessential bedroom sound but it has a lot more personality now. "Finally" had a few great melodies - this doesn't sound as melodic/catchy at first, but I really need to listen to it more. Perhaps you went for something less immediate and more rewarding in the long run?!

By the way I'm a bit envious, I wish I had written that first tune.
Tux I think your stuff is a wonderful example of what I call pocket music. If a great band is a PlayStation 4, you sound like the Game Boy version of it. And I think it's great.


Thanks, shenandoah! I'd definitely be interested to hear your thoughts when you've had a proper listen.

With this, I think I was more focused on a certain mood/sound more than I was focused on catchy melodies. Even on the stuff from FINALLY, I didn't put a big effort into melodies really - they just came natrually / I got lucky.

A lot of the songs here, I spent lots of time on the music then once it was done, because I'm impatient, I rushed the lyrics and getting the vocals recorded.

But overall, I'm really happy with it considering all I used were 2 guitars - 1 that probably cost £70 that my Mum got me for my birthday about 10 years ago and a my daughters pink kids guitar that cost something like £25 - some software for putting effects on the guitar and adding pianos/synths, and a mic that isn't really designed for recording guitar.

For number 3, I'm focusing on lyrics and song structure a bit more. I'm going to try and be more patient and not rush things and perhaps that will come out in the overall sound and songs themselves.

Thanks again for taking the time to listen. It is greatly appreciated.

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Cover looks great....
My sarcasm detector is broken. If you actually like the cover, then that's excellent because I spent a maximum of about 45 minutes making it. Be good to know my time wasn't completely wasted.



Yeah I think it looks great, always love those sort of fanzine-ish collage type covers.

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« Dec 5, 2021 18:43:27 GMT »
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I'm 3 tracks in and I'm enjoying it! "Green Snake" is my fave so far because I like that guitar sound. Good on ya Tuckerman and I will continue listening as my time allows.

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Sorry tucks, I'm planning to giving this some listens but now I'm busy working on the 2021 list (December is not a release month ffs)



The marketing department did recommend waiting until jan 1st. A few ratings on RYM and it could have charted for a week or so, thus creating buzz

But tuckerman waits for no man.

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I'm 3 tracks in and I'm enjoying it! "Green Snake" is my fave so far because I like that guitar sound. Good on ya Tuckerman and I will continue listening as my time allows.


Thanks for taking a listen, bakester!

Green Snake, I'm a bit annoyed with the final mix. The guitar sound, yep, great. But I wish I'd gotten the vocals and piano higher in the mix. Unfortunately I no longer have the individual tracks so it is what it is.

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« Dec 5, 2021 19:50:25 GMT »
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MYSTERY OF THE LOST INDIVIDUAL TRACKS

Listening further, I like "The Difference You Could Make".

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Digging this back up in the hope that a few more people will have a listen.

I've started writing again for the 3rd record. Most recently, I've been working on an atmospheric synth rock track which really gets going in the chorus.

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