Swansea Sound: I Offered My Soul on eBay

Swansea Sound: I Sold My Soul on eBay – one vinyl copy to be auctioned on eBay

Swansea Sound: I Offered My Soul on eBay – one vinyl copy to be launched and auctioned on eBay!

Cult Hero Indiepop Legends Hue Williams (Pooh Sticks) and Amelia Fletcher (Talulah Gosh / Heavenly…) of their present guise as SWANSEA SOUND are releasing a model new single and it’s a really, very, very restricted version!

There’s just one vinyl copy obtainable, and it will likely be bought to the very best bidder….on eBay!  Launch date is 22nd January 2021. They are saying.

However concern not…An infinite variety of digital singles are already obtainable on Bandcamp.

It’s a wry ditty in typical Pooh Sticks type, with Heavenly bounce, about bands being pressured to depend on digital giants for publicity, with little monetary reward.

Keep in mind, Pooh Sticks have been the band who, in 1988, launched the traditional ‘On Tape’ – an affectionate pisstake of the aggressive record-collecting hipster, who within the days whenever you needed to hunt for obscure releases, had every little thing from Falling and Laughing (the unique Postcard model) to the Monkees ‘Head’ Soundtrack – however not on treasured vinyl …. ‘On Tape’.

Talulah Gosh (and later Heavenly) have been the band(s) who inadvertently invented Riot Grrrl of their try and reclaim punk-rock for smart-girls and shy-boys.

Consequently, that is an totally incredible observe, which pop-kids of a sure classic will love!

I Offered My Soul on eBay is the primary bodily launch by new label SKEP WAX. The public sale of the 7” single will probably be introduced on Twitter @skepwax.

That is the second single from Swansea Sound, following on from 2020’s Company Indie Band/Indignant Woman. The band reunites ex-Pooh-Sticks Hue Williams and Amelia Fletcher, and options Rob Pursey on guitar and bass, and Ian Button on drums.

The entire lyrics are reproduced, by form permission of the band, under – so you’ll be able to sing alongside!  Louder Than Conflict IS the ‘New Smash Hits’ expensive readers!

I bought my soul on eBay

I bought my soul on eBay
(Get a physician somebody get a physician)
Bids have been derisory
(Get a physician somebody get a physician)
I want some cash
Don’t want a soul
So monetising is my objective

I bought my soul on YouTube
(Get a physician somebody get a physician)
Received my very own channel too
(Get a physician somebody get a physician)
I want consideration
I want it dangerous
And it’s the very best I’ve ever had…
Doing it totally free
Liberated
From that previous scene
I’m gonna get evicted
Cos I’m doing it totally free
Who wants cash
Whenever you’ve bought fame and autonomy

I bought my soul on Spotify
(Get a physician somebody get a physician)
I’m incomes 0.000000000000001p
However a number of 1000’s observe me
Doing it totally free
Liberated
Materially
I’m gonna get evicted
Cos I’m doing it totally free
Who wants cash
Whenever you’ve bought fame and autonomy

Been ready for therefore lengthy
Now everyone’s streaming my track
Been hungry for therefore lengthy
Now everyone is streaming my track, yeah they’re streaming my track
I bought my soul on eBay x 3

(C) Swansea Sound 2021

Skep Wax will observe up very quickly with the third Swansea Sound single – Indies of the World, which will probably be obtainable as a 7” single from all good report shops.

In all probability a pleasant concept to obtain on ‘Bandcamp Friday’ I might recommend…

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All phrases Ged Babey *- besides press launch content material which is italicized.

* Belated apologies to Hue & the Pooh Sticks for an appalling, drunken try at an ‘interview’ in 1988 or 1989 in Southampton -prior to the recording of the ‘dwell album’ by Pooh Sticks – Commerce Mark of High quality – at a gig on the Labour Membership, organised by my pal the eponymous ‘Mark’ Pearson aka the Gnome.

“I’m NEVER doing an interview once more, after that!”

(GB)

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