Right here on your official BOB channel (actually, probably unofficial, but why not – we damn well love them) we’re delighted to premiere the latest single to be taken from their forthcoming ‘You Can Stop That For A Start’ album, whose release on 29th September on the Optic Nerve imprint grows ever closer.
Unlike John and Yoko, our love-in with BOB has stretched back many years, and includes a near miss at Huddersfield University (the van broke down) and a foot race through a record shop to grab long player Swag Sack before some other pointy-shoed, drainpipe jeaned attired youth could get there.
For everyone else though, the potted history includes formation in 1986, peel sessions, a couple of albums and a handful of singles/EP’s all adorned with some of the most perfect pop stylings and dreamy melodies ever committed to independent vinyl production, that was lapped up by a criminally small amount of people, before the band befell the great Rough Trade cull of ‘95 (where their distribution arm went bankrupt and wiped out the assets of, and in turn most of the desire to continue, swathes of bands and artists).
There has been stirring recently, with odd gigs here and there, and a retrospective cd along with last years Flexi disc. However, news reached us that the band were to release a new album – the aforementioned ‘You Can Stop That For A Start’. Recorded in 1992 and accompanied by a selection of the band’s favourite demo recordings made between 1988 and 1994, it comes in at a healthy 28 tracks, either as a double cd or the 12 track ‘album’ on vinyl, with the rest of the tracks as download.
We’ve already premiered the brilliant Plastic taken from the release, and we’re beyond delighted to follow that up with the premiere of Telepathy, a gorgeous slice of heart warming indie pop, with melodies tom die for and chiming guitars and backing vocals that reach down and firmly grab at your feels.
Check it out, here
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The long awaited and eagerly anticipated new album by BOB captures the band at their peak and includes some of their best material ever committed to vinyl and CD. A 12-track vinyl record is available in coloured and black vinyl and includes digital download of all 28 tracks contained on the double CD version. ‘You Can Stop That For A Start’ is an exclusive album of previously unheard material written and recorded by BOB over a five day period in 1992. The almost legendary archive of unreleased professional and demo recordings by BOB is a rich one, and this release showcases some of the band’s best work.
All the recordings in the set have been newly mixed by songwriters Simon Armstrong and Richard Blackborow, and come packaged in artwork conceived by the band and accompanied by period images and new sleeve notes.