Totem Terrors tshirt watch : Brighton
Totem Terrors t-shirt watch : USA edition
Max Terror did one of those 5-10-15-20 Pitchfork style lists and an interview the other day for BenLikesMusic.com
Perfect reading for lunchtime / waiting for the kettle to boil / being fidgety whilst listening to music
A year ago today, the kickstarter project we ran to raise money for our début album successfully finished, resulting in this beautiful thing.
Thanks again to all of you who contributed, or have bought, listened to, downloaded (‘illegally’ or otherwise) or said or written good things about our awkwardly named first child “Repeat Play Torrent Rar” x
Show us your TT Tees people!
Not got one? Buy yours HERE for £7 and get a download of our début album included! x
Yeah, time for more of this. Did you know…
…that there are 2 easter eggs on the vinyl copy of our album, which aren’t on the digital one?
Several songs on the vinyl edition also have a slightly different mix than the digital versions (Slovak’s Dream, Disco Tryst, How Late and The Waves).
Fascinating, no? Buy a copy of the vinyl to see for yourself, since it comes with a digital download included in the price! x
Tom Bradbury hitting the Superman stance to show off his Totem Terrors t-shirt. Get yours today from totemterrors.bandcamp.com £7 Inc. full album download! Limited edition colours and sizes x x x
Yeah, ‘Totem Trivia’. Sounds like the kind of sad, nostalgic crap you’d find in a kid’s magazine annual from the 80’s right? That”s ok though, because I am sometimes sad, nostalgic and/or crap myself, so at least I probably know what I’m talking about. Anyway, here comes the trivia.
On our last (first) album, ‘Repeat Play Torrent Rar’, is a song called ‘Art Of Falling (Fall Song Rev. 6)’.
Snappy title, no? It’s quite obviously a massive Fall reference, and that’s The Fall (the band) not Fall (the season in America).
We’ve always gotten more than our share of Fall comparisons because I (Max) am a sprechgesang man, and we’re apparently in short enough order that when one of us is spotted in the wild, whoever did the spotting has to shout YOUSOUNDLIKEMARKESMITHIBETYOULIKETHEFALL really enthusiastically even though not many of us have even been to Manchester (see also: Gates, DC).
Point is, for a laugh, we thought we’d acknowledge the constant Fall comparisons in the title of the song, even if the song itself actually doesn’t sound all that much like The Fall. We even went so far as to give it a name which we thought sounded like something The Fall would do. The ‘Rev. 6’ actually stands for ‘revision 6’, because there were 5 other versions of this song before we came up with the one we liked.
Aaaaaanyway. When The actual Fall released their 2013 album ‘Re-Mit’ a month and a day after we released ours, it had on it a song titled ‘No Respects rev.’
Notice the ‘rev.’ part? Yep, in an act of art imitating art imitating art, for the first time in their decades long career, The Fall used the expression ‘rev.’ in a song title of their own right after we had used that exact same expression in our attempt to come up with a ‘Fall-y sounding’ song name in homage.
t must be coincidence, right? The rev. in the Fall song probably stands for ‘revisited’ because there is a ‘No Respects (Intro)’ on the same album, but still. We’re psychic I tells ya.
It’s Halloween again, which means it’s time for us to resurrect some scary song or another from the vaults of our combined record collections (and the internet, natch).
Anyway, prattle over. This is Scareywarey, originally by Larry Pickleman. If you can find the original, grab it, it’s a beauty.
Also available in Bandcamp
So we’re really happy to announce that we’ll be playing Cardiff’s Swn Festival this year!
We’ll be playing a set of under-rehearsed old and unusual ones, so it’ll be awesome. And we’ll probs do some usual ones too, because we can’t help ourselves.
Why not treat yourself to a copy of our début album in advance so you can learn the words?
Or download our illustrious back catalogue (to date) for FREE.
See you (at) swn, M&R x TT