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The Speed Of Sound

If the Velvet Underground and The Jam were merged together like Kafka's fly it might have sounded like this. The Speed Of Sound play original music colliding the 1960's with The Now in "a mix of punk and The Byrds 5th Dimension LP".
John Armstrong guitar/vocals, Ann-Marie Crowley vocals/percussion, Kevin Roache bass & Paul Worthington drums, based in Manchester UK. Unfettered, unchained and independent since 1989.
They frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.

December 2016 Everything Changes limited edition 12" vinyl 33.3 rpm LP, with double CD set also available as download/iTunes etc
March 2016 Shut All The Clubs / Love a limited edition 7" 45rpm vinyl single also available as download/iTunes etc
July 2014 Girl On The Roof / Maid Of The Grey a limited edition 7" 45rpm vinyl Double-A-side single, also available as download/iTunes etc
April 2012 The Speed Of Sound In A Blood Orange Sky is the 2nd full length CD (53 minutes) from The Speed Of Sound twelve more songs in just 54 weeks.
December 2011 mp3-only single released - a cover of The Jam's classic b-side The Butterfly Collector
November 2011 mp3-only single released - a cover of the title song from the James Bond film From Russia With Love.
March 2011 The Speed of Sound - At Tree Level CD and download/iTunes issue, twelve songs 59minutes.
February 2011 Two mp3-only singles were issued exclusively on CD Baby these are cover versions of the TV-theme-song White Horses and Edie Brickell's Little Miss S.
September 1989 cassette only issue 4x song EP, recorded on 24 track at Real To Reel studio in Macclesfield.

Brief Reviews :
"The vocals are dark and melancholy – they have an intense quality that makes me stop everything I’m doing and just listen. The music surrounding the words pulls me along like a tide, making me drift away from reality without even feeling that I have an option. The Speed of Sound have a definitive sound for these times."
Music Vs The World
"unique and somehow in a time capsule (or timeless) the 80s are a bit in there - somehow, somewhere, but still it's *new*"
Lord Litter Radio DJ Berlin Germany
"Weird but cool" LoveMods Switzerland
Don Campau Radio&Internet DJ CA USA

Some Fan Comments:
" 'Time Will Tell' I like this one a lot reminds me of The Chieftains doing Venus In Furs." Mark - Brazil
"This is 'Progressive-Punk'!" Claudia - Manchester UK
" 'Love' is good stuff! A bit spooky, but it feels like you'll be in a drug addled harem at times with the chimes of the 12 string." Fraser - East Lothian - Scotland
“ 'I see you everywhere that I go' brings back a lot of good memories. Nice one." Andy - Manchester UK

There was no internet in 1989, but there was a thriving independent underground network:
Lord Litter (Radio DJ in what was then West Berlin – and still going strong in the 21st century too!)wrote of:
“this fresh British band that offers music somewhere in the middle of folk and rock” and described a “band into natural English folk rock – well done”
He has referred to The Speed Of Sound At Tree Level LP CD as a sound that is: "Unique, timeless and new."

Norway - Jan R Bruun of Hypertonia World Enterprises wrote to say: “ have a good voice and the songs are good too; not boring at all.” The Blood Oranges feature on Hypertonia's ‘Fire Engine 201’ compilation cassette.

Poland – Janusz Justyna wrote to say “Your music is fine, I liked it!”

“Stick It In Your Ear” (an underground cassette review magazine) said of the 1989 EP:
“Immaculately produced swathes of rock sound juxtaposed with a style that is fresh, inventive and innovative. The four songs find an intelligent, effortless song-writing ability, that displays elevated harmonies that steam upwards towards a hauntingly volatile climax. All of which adds up to a tape that’s individual, idiosyncratic and adventurous. It’s utterly perfect and hopefully a portent of things to come”

With special thanks to the Landstrom Sharkfin Plectrum