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Brutalism Begins At Home

Tiny Global Productions

limited (500only) 10" + download

Released: 27th Jan 2017


Forever changing, consistently unique, yet always somehow the same, this rabble began life as a collective of gutter chansonniers using junk shop instruments to propagate a brute, romantic and madly literate form of dispossessed urban folk music.

They dallied with the finest practitioners of a then-burgeoning post-punk scene, too hard to pin down to a definable style. success eluded them. A series of records for the tiny Flim Flam label showed a sudden spiral into songcraft, filtered through a cabaret sensibility more in tune with tragic street scenes and bitter life experiences than romance and sarcasm. Success did beckon with a much touted signing to Rough Trade and a heavy promotional push . . . only to see the label collapse the same week as what would have been their breakthrough album was released. These days, the junk shop instruments of old are long gone, and guitars, sixties organ and visuals very much to the fore. the band continues to write about the same outsider concerns in 2017, with the same measure of spirit and care.

Brutalism Begins At Home


  1. Come Home To Me
  2. Travel To The Far Flung Towns
  3. Removal Man
  4. I Got This Job On The Brutalism Estate