10 YEARS sat on the sidelines, waiting for the opportunity to show itself to the world...please put your hands together and welcome THE LP from..."Billy No Mates USA"!!!
The story: Not content with writing records & playing shows all over the Eastern Hemisphere, Billy (AKA Duncan Redmonds) decided way back in November 2010 that it was time that North America should be the next continent to lend some of its musical talents to this very global project! The premise of Billy No Mates USA was a simple one: - one that had already spawned LPs from both 'BNM West/UK' and 'BNM East/Japan' - to lock up three Yankee punks in a studio with the mad scientist himself until they had either gone completely Lord Of The Flies on each other, or produced something worth committing to record! Fortunately for everyone, the latter ensued and what you (almost) hold in your hands is the very first issuance of that studio recording...the "Sourdough" LP.
These 12 tracks, which were recorded in Motor Studios San Francisco, once again show Billy's untouchable ability to write songs that will stick in your head for years to come. Couple that with what can only be described as a melodic punk all-star team of musicians, and you've got everything you need for the release of the decade (which decade? you choose)... Joey "The Caper" Cape (Lagwagon, Me FIrst & The Gimme Gimmes), Tyson "Chicken" Annicharico (Dead To Me, ex-Western Addiction) and Sergie, umm..."the Loob(??)" Loobkoff (Samiam, Knapsack) pooled their collective talents to create this heady mix of skate-punk/hardcore/sea-shanty perfection! It's hard to believe these recordings are a decade old (pretty much to the day!) but they serve as the perfect time-capsule of that rarest, most beautiful moment in time where it all just seems to come together for that one session! The three legends joining Billy were clearly excited at the opportunity to stamp their own mark on these tracks, and it's great to imagine just what the atmosphere must have been like - In fact for one night only back then, lucky punters at Thee Parkside would have been able to see the band play their one & only show together!
For the rest of us, this LP finally gives us the chance to hear that great combination of Billy's unmatched songwriting combined with possibly the greatest backing band in all punkdom! Throw in artwork by none other than self-confessed Snuff-geek Chris Shary, and the package is complete. As one astute Japanese reviewer once wrote..."It's ridiculous to say No Mates! After all, everyone loves Duncan"
On LIMITED TO 167 GREEN VINYL! North America Exclusive. Unless You Try Records (UK Import!)