“Fall of Man” backmasking

10 August, 2014

Blog reader Tanner writes in a comment:

Has anyone else worked out the back masking from “The Fall of Man”? I’m working on mine, but its so hard to hear with the background noise. It sounds like it might be an interview from a soldier or someone effected by war.

its been 47 years since …….
and thousands of people…..
16 years in …… silent affair
Then again no one saw me
My mother was a………(could be arrested)
I bite my tongue the taste of blood

The rest is to hard to make out.

Also I’ve uploaded the backmasked portion of ‘The Fall of Man’ to soundcloud if you guys want to check it out:

Bree Tranter’s EP – “Jaws”

25 February, 2014

It’s old news now (came out in September 2013), but in case you missed it, here’s some details at Gaga Digi, and here’s a link to the 5 track EP in iTunes.

You can also stream it here.


Joseph Liddy’s new single (and upcoming album release)

25 February, 2014

You can grab a preview of the song “Sandyman” here.

The following is straight from the press release:




out soon via Glenlivet-A-Gogh Records.

Former ring leader of Joseph Liddy & The
Skeleton Horse, Joseph “Liddy” Ireland swaps wild garage
blues of Jon Spencer/Tav Falco for the sweet
soulful seventies on his new track “Sandyman” the
first single off his forthcoming debut solo
record. Self-recorded by himself and then mastered
by Glenlivet-A-Gogh go-to masterer Owen Penglis
the record is unlike anything you’d expect from
2014. In between cycling and painting Ireland has
created a multi-colored trip partly inspired by
Prince-like soul, Seals and Croft- melodies,
Steely Dan-arrangements and Frank Zappa solos and
Motown madness. Filled with exciting sounds and
explosive unexpected surprises it sounds as if it
was recorded by someone who’d been stuck inside a
bunker since the seventies – or at least stuck
inside a room in Newtown for a few months
listening to nothing but the hits. The 9- track
debut will be available on vinyl/digital sometime
in April. Featuring backing vocals from his wife
and housemate – most recently Ireland produced and
played on long- time collaborator/another NQLD
penal colony inmate Nathan Roche’s debut solo
record “Watch It Wharf” – its not hard to tell
what mad man came up with the experimental noises
on that one. Never the less, Ireland goes all out
on his own this time around and it pays off big
time – “Sandyman” is a sandy taste-tester.

Launch tours w/Nathan Roche (releasing his
“Magnetic Memories 12”) around the country in

The Middle East t-shirt clearance

25 February, 2014

Spunk records needs to clear out the storeroom. Can you help them? Limited sizes. $10.

Here’s the direct link.

Via @spunk_records

Ps, does it actually mention the band’s name, or would that have been too mainstream? :P

Rohin’s follow-up Dulux comercial

28 January, 2014

Via gaga.

Here’s the long older one (also via gaga) which is available on iTunes.

Bree Tranter touring with Matt Corby in October

27 September, 2013

More details here via themusic.com.au. See the actual dates and venues here.

Bonus: Here’s Bree helping Matt Corby perform his song “Big Eyes” a couple of years ago:

Hard-to-find Split EPs up for grabs

18 October, 2012

(Requires a Facebook like to go into the running).

See the details over on Sound Doctrine.

How to (really) play Blood on guitar

08 October, 2012

By Dave Mann who previously brought us this cover of Black Death 1349

Joseph Liddy and the Skeleton Horse’s Instagram (& Blog & Facebook)

11 July, 2012

Their Instagram id is josephliddyandtheskeletonhorse. (You can follow in your smart phone app or look here).

The blog is here. You can bookmark it or subscribe in your favourite RSS reader.

Finally their Facebook page is over here. You can… well, you know what to do with that.

“Where are they now?” via Sound Doctrine

27 May, 2012

Tommy at Sound Doctrine talks about The Starry Field and gives us a round up of what former Middle East band members have been doing lately. Includes some songs to download or stream.

Read the article here.