HEADSWIMS

by TRUMAN FALLS

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1.
The Devils Ark
2.
Featherhead
3.
Stars Look Cheap
4.
Apple Of My Eye
5.
The Hardest Heart
6.
Blue Blue Smile
7.
Oberon
8.
Headswims
9.
10.

about

“A Stunning piece of work from arguably The Isle of Man's finest songwriter.
An album full of love, hope and new found fatherhood brought to life by a truly epic and original sound”

“Oh what an album, Oh what a life.”

Ben O’Hare
Post War Stories



After the critical acclaim of their debut album LITTLE HAPPYHELLS, TRUMAN FALLS return with their long anticipated follow up HEADSWIMS.

Singer songwriter Simon Rea hasn’t lost his feel for the grandiose in widescreen soundscapes, if anything time in the studio with friends Paul Teare and producer Dave Armstrong has helped them hone their skills to a fine art.
Simons writing style is indisputably original and yet there is an unmistakeable harkening back to the 50s-60s style that gives HEADSWIMS what they like to call its "Hestonic" feel. It’s with a myriad of both local musicians as well legendry artists such as B.J Cole who have helped in creating a Joe Meek / Phil Spector like sound the band wanted to achieve and have done so with aplomb and vigour.

Recorded at DAM Studios on The Isle Of Man HEADSWIMS is a bold and ambitious achievement. Bursting with cinematic strings, heavenly choirs, swooning vibrato guitars and at the core of it all; superbly crafted, often enigmatic yet beautifully poetic lyrics and grandiose melodies.

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releases April 21, 2017

THE DEVILS ARK
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass
Paul Tonks. Drums/Piano
Simon Campbell. Electric Guitar
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal


FEATHERHEAD
Simon Rea. Vocal/AcousticGuitar/Percussion/Glockenspiel
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums
Stuart Watret. Percussion
Simon Campbell. Electric Guitar
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal


STARS LOOK CHEAP
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass/keys
Paul Tonks. Drums/Piano
Simon Campbell. Electric Guitar
Stuart Watret. Electric Guitar
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal


APPLE OF MY EYE
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar
Paul Teare. Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal


THE HARDEST HEART
Simon Rea. Vocal/Electric Guitar
Paul Teare. Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Piano/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums


BLUE BLUE SMILE
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar
Paul Teare. Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass
Paul Tonks. Drums
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal
BJ Cole. Pedal Steel


OBERON
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion
Paul Teare. Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocal
Dave Armstrong. Bass
Paul Tonks. Drums
Anna Goldsmith. Vocal
Christy Dehaven. Vocal
BJ Cole. Pedal Steel
Steven Dallimore. Solo Cello


HEADSWIMS
Simon Rea. Vocal/Acoustic Guitar/Percussion/Glockenspiel
Paul Teare. Spanish Guitar/Electric Guitar
Dave Armstrong. Bass/Keys
Paul Tonks. Drums
The Magpie Choir. Vocal


Strings
David Kilgallon. 1st Violin
Mary Frankwick. 1st Violin
Katie Lawrence. 2nd Violin
Liz Godby. 2nd Violin
Roy Baker. Viola
Libby Mcintosh. Viola
Nigel Grimm. Cello
Steven Dallimore. Cello


All Songs Written & Arranged By Simon Rea
Except The Devils Ark Written By Simon Rea/Paul Teare
All Lyrics Simon Rea
Produced, Engineered & Mixed By Dave Armstrong/Simon Rea
Strings Written & Arranged By Dave Armstrong/Simon Rea
Recorded At D.A.M. Studios Isle Of Man
Mastered By Mike Cave At Loft Mastering Liverpool
Artwork By Bruno Cavellec
Sponsored By The Isle Of Man Arts Council

In memory of
Alan Armstrong
Irene Teare
Patricia Ann Rea

To Anna with love

For My Little Dove x

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Track Name: Featherhead (Radio Edit)
All in tatters
Blue from black
Im halfway down the glass
Tired of hearing
Four leaf mantras
Getting nowhere fast

Then you smile
And curse me for a featherhead
Then you smile for me

But love is a lie
That wont let me go
Begging excuses
As bitter as bold
All for a smile
All for the curve of your mouth

Then you smile
And curse me for a featherhead
Then you smile for me
Track Name: Oberon (Radio Edit)
Hey there Oberon
Cant you hear the signs
Blackbird spoken
Words worthless in rhyme

Its a poor mans prize

Hey there Oberon
Cant you see the light
Warmer than a lovers arms
Still as bold a bright
Summers stolen
A gilded golden smile

Its a poor mans prize

hey there Oberon
Its a wondrous life
Time its time to learn
How to live it right
Simple moments
A mothers lullaby

Its a poor mans prize

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