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New album ! ‘Here Come The Sea Cadets’ – Preorder link up

 

  

 The new Sea Cadets album  'Here Come The Sea Cadets' is released on January 4th 2019 on Rural Tension Records (ARTLP2)

Preorders - via this link - will not only receive the CD before Christmas but receive one of our new Bands FC inspired badges and pay no postage at all.

Think of all the people who would want one of these in their stockings 😉

Download copies of the album will contain 8 tracks,

1 Here Come The Sea Cadets
2 The Houses Of Diss
3 Hamsters Are Playing
4 Lost In Time
5 For Essex Calves A Pasture
6 Born By The Ouse
7 Furious
8 What You Need

The album will be downloadable from the usual places and streamable via Spotify.

The CD version contains 4 bonus tracks

Back Cover and badge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracklist / CD Image  - Scroll down the last few posts to hear/see some of the tracks.

 

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For Essex Calves a Pasture

For Essex Calves a Pasture

'For Essex Calves a Pasture' is our new track,  in it we protest about the Land Enclosures Act and call on the men of the Fens to rise up and prevent the toffs of Essex from taking our land.  17th Century Politics. Wooo !

 Powte's Complaint

Come, Brethren of the water, and let us all assemble,
To treat upon this matter, which makes us quake and tremble;
For we shall rue it, if''t be true, that Fens be undertaken
And where we feed in Fen and Reed, they'll feed both Beef and Bacon.

They'll sow both beans and oats, where never man yet thought it,
Where men did row in boats, ere undertakers brought it:
But, Ceres, thou, behold us now, let wild oats be their venture,
Oh let the frogs and miry bogs destroy where they do enter.

Behold the great design, which they do now determine,
Will make our bodies pine, a prey to crows and vermine:
For they do mean all Fens to drain, and waters overmaster,
All will be dry, and we must die, 'cause Essex calves want pasture.

Away with boats and rudder, farewell both boots and skatches,
No need of one nor th'other, men now make better matches;
Stilt-makers all and tanners, shall complain of this disaster,
For they will make each muddy lake for Essex calves a pasture.

The feather'd fowls have wings, to fly to to other nations;
But we have no such things, to help our transportations;
We must give place (oh grievous case) to horned beasts and cattle,
Except that we can all agree to drive them out by battle.

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The Houses of Diss

The Houses of Diss is our tribute to John Betjeman and his visit to Diss in the sixties, which was the subject of a wonderful film at the time.
Preview 'The Houses of Diss' on Soundcloud by clicking here

It is availiable on Spotify too - click HERE to listen.

Rural Tension Records

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Ian Johnson

Theres a nice article in about Access to Music – or Access Creative College as its known now – in the August/September issue of Outline Norwich. The magazine interviews Ian Johnson who, pre-war, was a member of Stranger Still.

TRIGGER WARNING – The article contains a picture of Ian with Ed Sheeran

The online edition of Outline magazine can be found here.

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Fanzines

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Tox (Steve Harnett) produced Trees and Flowers fanzine.
One entire issue and bits of another are reproduced here - more to be added.
The Covers of Final Straw, an Ipswich area fanzine are also included.

Click here to see the fanzines.