Well, this morsel of garage psych country art maybe is known for you, indeed was posted a few months ago, and you probably already have it, but I am posting it anyways because I found NIck Wheeldon´s efforts that I forgot post them for some reason, thus lead me to an update .
So you know I’ve been hearing a lot about this Nick Wheeldon mate for the past couple of months. This dude used his guitar for a lot of rock projects in Paris, although he born on Sheffield . Thus , he is the genius it rear its head straight from psych garage heaven of several convictions as The Heroin Love Jesus Band, The Sparkling Fountains of Magic Reality , The Creep Outs, and now he left his 39th & The Nortons last project and will appear as Os Noctàmbulos with 1st album later this year .
Prior to today, if you had told me that the term ” country” was applicable to stuff outside U.S. I’d probably give you a rare face and tell you to stop joking .
But apparently, people have been tacking country onto any genre of music they see fit for a minute now – country rock, country forlk, country garage , and more, and especially if you Wheeldon tunes., will see that all his hell is insanely garage-psych-country . Apparently, Nick taken samples old dusty country , garage psych and folk´s records for his beats, and that’s just brilliant in the wearethelastbeatniks book. It’s such a weird , brilliant stuff and it works perfectly to my ears. Let’s see if it has the same affect on you.
You can download almost all digital versions as free if you want it to be, or pay some pounds over at les disques chupacabra bandcamp, or you can get a physical copy right there. thing that you should probably do…
The Creep Outs – Hopeless Friends
The Creep Outs began years and years ago in the small town of Bakewell, England. Nick Wheeldon and Andrew Anderson both grew up there, though they did not really speak whilst at school. They met in the local park through football, and found that they had a shared love of listening to records and playing music. Soon they had the idea to play music together, even though they were not very good with any instruments, and record whatever they managed to come up with.
This they did, and though the results were amateurish by most standards they were still pleased. Over the years they did more music things, played football and spent time in and around nature in their hometown.
In the summer of 2006 Nick decided that they should have another go at recording, this time as a band (he came up with the name ‘The Creepouts’) – writing half the songs each, and playing on each others songs. Realising that you did not need to be very good at guitar to write a good song, they tried to make a record that sounded like their favourite bands – REIGNING SOUND, PAVEMENT, THE KINKS – whilst still being their own thing; after all, that was what most bands that they liked had done. Following several different recording spells they had enough songs for an album. Luckily for them Off The Hip records heard what they had done, and thought it was good enough to be released – so now The Creep Outs have an album that you can buy.
This Album is also Available from WWW.OFFTHEHIP.COM.AU
released 10 October 2008
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 & 13 By Nick Wheeldon
Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11 & 12 By Andrew Anderson
Track 14 By Andrew Anderson & Heather Hyden
Drums on ‘What I’m Missing’ & ‘Treat Her Gently’ by Bruce Sargent.
1.Oh Lord, I Hope I Never Feel This Way Again 01:05
2.Beautiful Eyes 02:56
3.What I’m Missing 02:28
5.Treat Her Gently 02:37
6.You Don’t Have To Lie 01:54
7.Stay A While 03:35
8.Treat Me Wrong 01:34
9.Yours To Keep 02:36
10.In Misery 02:01
11.They Don’t love You 02:08
12.Say It 01:31
13.Guess It’s All Over 03:10
14.It’s So Easy 02:51
The Sparkling Fountains Of Magic Reality – Slow Death Blues
Debut album by the Sparkling Fountains Of Magic Reality.
‘Fuzzed out psychedelic music in the vein of the 13th floor Elevators, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spaceman 3, Brian Jonestown Massacre. Anyone into those bands will probably enjoy this band, as well as the great song writing & raw production’
released 01 September 2010
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/The Sparkling Fountains Of Magic Reality
Produced & Mastered by Nick Wheeldon
Andrew Anderson – Bass on ‘Comedown’ & ‘Take Me To Your Door’, Guitar on ‘Leaving’ & Organ on ‘Comedown’, ‘Nothing Left Of Me’ & ‘Leaving’.
Oliver Baxter – Drums on ‘Reputation’
Emma Shimwell – Backing Vox on ‘Song For Anna’ & ‘The Lord Ain’t On My Side’.
1.Little Hell 02:37
3.Nothing Left Of Me 04:09
5.Get You Out My Head 04:05
6.Song For Anna 02:13
7.Lonely, Too Lonely To Care 02:30
8.The Night Before #2 00:55
9.Take Me To Your Door 03:30
11.Don’t Deny Me 02:33
12.The Lord Ain’t On My Side 03:52
13.Wasted Time 03:18
Los Noctàmbulos – Put A Hurt On You
A dark Lo-Fi take on country, garage and gypsy sounds from the places i’ve never been…(Not to be confused with new band, Os Noctàmbulos)
released 12 October 2010
Recorded in Sheffield 2010
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/Los Noctàmbulos 2012
Produced & Mastered by Nick Wheeldon
1.A – To Be Your Man 02:46
2.A – Put A Hurt On You 03:18
3.B – So Strange 03:12
4.B – A Stranger (Walks Into Town) 03:18
The Jesus Loves Heroin Band – Slow Fever
You could call them anything else and they’d still be great but The Jesus Loves Heroin Band’s music like their name makes you sit up and take notice. From the get go ‘Slow Fever’ throws a rusty spanner into the cog’s of the Simon Cowell ‘music machine’ and then pours paint remover over its glossy finish. Don’t get me wrong, this album isn’t anti-pop, just anti-bullshit. With only ‘Leave Me Cold’ breaking the 3 minute mark these guys have the knack of creating perfectly crafted tunes that include statements of grandeur without every needing to venture into space odyssey-esque territory. Sure their influences are highly visible, they fuse elements of country with 60’s garage rock and surf pop but rather than just lunching out on a portion of Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets The Jesus Loves Heroin Band tend to stray from the original recipe and a add a few ingredients of their own. Where as the garage bands of the 60’s could seem a little 2D at times, ‘Slow Fever’ has a more rounded quality to it which makes it instantly and effortlessly engaging. Tales of hurt, loss and heartache can be found underneath the 3-chord verses and spring reverb tales which are merged with a ‘fuck-you’ rock’n’roll spirit that means wallowing and self-loathing are shaken loose and left lagging in the distance. Frontman Nick Wheeldon’s voice delivers weight to this message and catapults the lyrics home to great effect. Whatever Wheeldon lacks in the way of Erickson-esque feral pitches he graciously makes up for with an even keel of solid cool. In conclusion ‘Slow Fever’ is a self-funded, low-fi gem that needs to be unearthed and this talented collective blister through their material like a coke-fuelled steam train sparking a hectic energy that seems to be lacking in the music of many of their contemporaries. Having jumped back to the past for their influences these guys are staring into a bright future and it’s about time you found out why.
By Daniel Raymond
released 06 April 2011
Drums on ‘Death Waltz’ by Bruce Sargent
Background Shouting on ‘Death Waltz’ by Andrew Anderson & Bruce Sargent.
Backing Vox on ‘Mistakes’ & ‘Leave Me Cold’ by Heather Hyden.
Drums & Backing Vox on ‘Never Again’ by Andrew Anderson.
Mixed & Produced by Nick Wheeldon.
Mastered by Ben Nicholson at Alive Audio Ltd.
Artwork by Coline Loison.
Recorded in Over Haddon & Sheffield 2008/2009.
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/The Jesus Loves Heroin Band
1.Jesus Loves Heroin 01:00
2.Death Waltz 01:57
3.Slow Fever 01:33
4.I Won’t Go To The Doctor 02:28
5.Don’t Wait For Me 02:12
6.Don’t Believe Me 02:42
7.Never See Me Cry 02:37
8.Gypsy Curse 02:52
10.Never Again 02:29
11.Leave Me Cold 04:15
The Jesus Loves Heroin Band – Revenge
Loud & Quiet Magazine (London)
The Jesus Loves Heroin Band – ‘Revenge’
It’s almost a year since I first had my ears turned onto the psychedelic sounds of The Jesus Loves Heroin Band. Their early recordings carried the ragged edges of home taping, but from the first confident burst of ‘Its Over’ it’s clear this is a whole new experience. Revelling under lush production inspired by Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’, JLHB have become bigger and bolder. The Animals style organ of ‘Be Mine’ could be lost recordings from the Ed Sullivan show, yet despite being steeped in the spirit of ’64, the band’s sound still resonates, with singer Nick Wheeldon’s gravely squall leading out a modern day gang of outsiders. Tales of love and loss run thick, with the doo-wop beats of ‘I Don’t Want To Start Again’, but their finest hour comes with the B-Movie instrumentals of ‘Dead Skin’. It’s the coolest slice of rock’n’roll since I don’t know when.
By Kate Parkin
released 06 September 2011
The Jesus Loves Heroin Band:
Bruce Sargent – Drums
Coline Loison – Bass
Joel Robson – Lead Guitar
Kieron Wright – Organ & Piano
Nick Wheeldon – Guitar & Vox
Violin on ‘I Don’t Need Revenge’, ‘Judas’ & ‘Tired Of Being In Control’ by Ric Booth.
Produced & Mastered by Ben Nicholson at Alive Audio Ltd.
Recorded on 30th April & 1st May 2012 at The Hobbit House Studio.
Released by Les Disques Chupacabra.
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/The Jesus Loves Heroin Band
‘Dead Skin’ (c) Coline Loison/Nick Wheeldon/The Jesus Loves Heroin Band
‘Going To Hell’ (c) Bruce Sargent/Nick Wheeldon/The Jesus Loves Heroin Band.
Artwork ‘Desert Blues Again’ by Keith How
1.It’s Over 02:48
2.Be Mine 01:56
3.Try It 02:02
4.I Don’t Need Revenge 03:09
6.I Don’t Want to Start Again 02:11
7.Dead Skin 02:12
8.Going to Hell 02:31
9.Someone You Knew 02:12
10.Crawling Back 02:02
11.Tired Of Being In Control 04:32
Dead Melodies – Out Of Time
Dead Melodies ‘Out Of Time’ E.P.
Recorded in two days at Leicester De Montford University April 2012.
Influenced by the dark country sounds of Dillard & Clark, Neil Young & The Flying Burritto Brothers.
released 21 September 2012
Bobby Lee – Slide Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/Backing Vox
Coline Loison – Bass/Backing Vox
Joel Robson – Piano/Drums/Guitar/Backing Vox
Ric Booth – Violin/Backing Vox
Nick Wheeldon – Guitar/Drums/Vox
Produced/Mastered by Ryan Berry
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/Dead Melodies 2012
1.Nowhere To Turn 04:26
2.Out Of Time 03:48
3.Another Sleepless Night 03:12
39th & The Nortons – On Trial
released 12 November 2012
– Nick Wheeldon
– Andrew Anderson – Drums/Fuzz/Piano/Backing Vox on ‘I Won’t Hurt You’
Olly Baxter – Drums on ‘I Can’t Do It’ & ‘Without Regret’
Luke Adey-Rennard – Organ on ‘I Can’t Do It’
Coline Loison – Backing Vox on ‘I Can’t Do It’ & ‘One Mistake’
Gemma Gray – Backing Vox on ‘I Can’t Do It’ & ‘Dead Flowers’
Laura Burn-Acaster – Backing Vox on ‘I Can’t Do It’, ‘Carefree’, ‘Disconnected’, ‘One Mistake’ & ‘Dead Flowers’
Guy Whittaker – Drums on ‘Don’t Look Back’, ‘Disconnected’ & ‘On The Run’
Sarah Henderson – Violin & Cello on ‘Without Regret’ & ‘Dead Flowers’
Produced By Nick Wheeldon.
Mastered By Matthew Johnson at Suburban Home Studio, Leeds.
Recorded at Portland Works, Sheffield, 2012.
Released by Evil Hoodo Records 2012.
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/39th & The Nortons
1.I Won’t Hurt You 01:22
2.I Can’t Do It 02:52
3.Don’t Look Back 02:48
4.Itching + Scratching 03:07
5.Without Regret 02:00
7.On Trial 02:46
9.On The Run 02:20
10.One Mistake 02:58
11.Dead Flowers 05:15
39th & The Nortons – I’m A Creep/Cursed
released 31 January 2013
New Free Digital Download featuring ‘I’m A Creep’/’Cursed’
A Side – Gene Clark fighting the Kinks
B Side – Country Instrumental Version of ‘Your Love Is A Curse’
Produced by Nick Wheeldon
Mastered by Matthew Johnson at Suburban Home Studio in Leeds
Original Artwork by Chris Eff, Mars In Furs
All Songs Nick Wheeldon/39th & The Nortons (2013)
Thanks to Bruce, Olly & MJ
1.I’m A Creep 03:16