First vinyl release from Birmingham metal band. Destined to be huge, TOR Records is delighted to be involved with the band. It features ex members of Marshall law and Cloven Hoof. Essential and very heavy new metal. Limited edition of 300 copies. 7″ single on black/red vinyl with a “manga” insert.
The Silence That Kills/Dream Stealer.
A beautiful package, black/red vinyl housed in a black inner. Lush black and red sleeve designed by Gavin Morrow, sealed with a sticker to the front. Each copy numbered. There will also be a “Manga” insert depiction of the band included with this release. The first 50 orders will be signed by the band.
Released November 1st. Limited edition 12″ single/mini album on transparent yellow vinyl. High gloss sleeve, sealed and with a numbered sticker to the front. Sleeve by Gavin Morrow who can be found on Facebook. Exceptional work as ever. Keith Jones (Fruits De Mer) ” A shimmering, floating thing of great beauty that ends far far too soon”
I Can’t Tell You (How This Feels) – Extended Version
I Can’t tell You (Radio Edit)
We reissued Richard’s 2006 album, Not If But When earlier this year on a limited run of 125 copies. Some still available but not many.
RICHARD RILEY – NOT IF BUT WHEN LIMITED EDITION OF 125
RELEASED: March 2016
Every now and then an album comes along that really make you sit up and listen. You can’t explain what it is or how this thing happens but like Bob Marley said “one good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain”. Richard Riley’s “Not If But When” is such a record. Released in 2006 on Richard’s own label Alsatia Music, the album sold poorly on release and following a serious accident, Richard didn’t get the opportunity to promote this record, more’s the pity. Take some great catchy well crafted songs, superb fluid guitar playing, influences as diverse as The Beatles, ElO, Nick Drake, Robert Kirkby, Ray Davies, throw in empathetic strings and a great band, you’re half way there. All the tracks are written by Richard and he’s joined by many players in and around the Bath/Bristol area. This is a real analogue album and how brave was it to release a new vinyl album in 2006 long before it became trendy.
Richard is joined by his sister, Audrey on cello on Kissing Doesn’t Count and she also did the string arrangements on the track. The track is exceptional, reminiscent of The Beatles in places with quite stunning strings driving the track on and on. “Nothing” (To Write Home About), is a sad yet uplifting song about a failed relationship with guitar licks that Steely Dan would die for. This makes it one of the album highlights, of which there are many. To find an album with so many superlatives in this day and age is hard, repeated listens keep revealing new depths to this great music. This album is very hard to find on vinyl. Essential if you can find a copy. Those who have heard have it have snapped it up. Pressed on heavy gauge black vinyl with replica Atlantic labels. Gatefold sleeve with very detailed sleeve notes and lyrics/players etc. Make no mistake, this is a masterpiece.
Geoff Dolman – Static Caravan “There is good craft at work here”
Chris Twigger (Reviewer) – “Across the 10 tracks we have on this disc Richard comes across as an insightful and poetic lyricist. A couple of songs e.g. “Mr. X” reminded me of aspects of “The Wall” and “The Final Cut” by Pink Floyd. Reflection and soul searching permeate the lyrics and the musical arrangements perfectly complement his words. A very special LP indeed by an artist who truly deserves re-discovery.”
We have taken delivery of the second run of TOR promotional CD. These have been manufactured by Disc Factory in Ringwood, Hampshire. Exceptional CD with music by John Williams, Spell, Peter Parker’s Rock N Roll Club, Sarah Gillespie , The Madeline Rust,
Copies are free, just send me a stamped addressed envelope.
The new double A sided single by Peter Parker’s Rock N Roll Club “Downtown Tokyo/Mama Stop Your Baby Cryin’ is now in stock. . The first 50 copies will be signed by the band. Highly recommended.
Rolling Stone July 2015 Review by Wolfgang Doebling (translation by Kark at Reslo Sound Microphones)
Peter Parker’s Rock’n’Roll Club
A song full of euphoric even libidinous anticipation, and that after a lengthy absence and a temporary uncertainty about the future viability of this combo. At the moment the bass position is left unoccupied, the club is now just a duo, but this has offered more in terms of dynamics and melodic exploding high tension. Sakura has expanded her drumming vocabulary, thankfully without any rock fuss, and Peter’s guitar competes with his vocals for favour: “She’s all right, oh what a night” he rejoices, “I’m feelin’ good, I’m feelin’ divine.” 7inch (Those Old Records)