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Wam Bam!

by The Mams

'40-something asthmatic chancer seeks...' Energetic camp disco-pop 'concept album' from west Wales
Genre: Pop: Party Pop
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1. Neighbourhood Watch
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2. Ten Percent Loafer
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3. The List
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4. Carscrash
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5. Mandy
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6. West End Girls 2 Shangalang
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7. All Hail The Dilettantes
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8. In The Summer
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9. Flags In The Basement
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10. Catch
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11. 40-Something Asthmatic Chancer Seeks...
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'That's genius! All of it. I smiled so big my ears cracked. Superb, up, pop, aceness... It doesn't sound like it comes from this, or most other eras... They take all these bits and pieces of music's uncool past and put it together in such a jolly fashion. Irresistible. Absolutely irresistible. Everything about it is ACE!!...'

Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

The Mams write noisy danceable pop songs about carousing, heartbreak, flirting and mortality. When Jon Tregenna and Matt (The Hepburns) Jones made up early in 2006 after falling out years ago they found they had a few things in common. John Peel had played their records in the past, they were both studied commitment phobes who also liked a pint and a fib (tho' the bit about Peel is true). More importantly, they still had an enduring passion for accessible gonzo pop music. Untethered by careers, children or wives, or indeed any responsibilities whatsover they set about writing a soundtrack to their hedonistic and shallow lives.

Less than 7 months later their debut album, 'Wam Bam!' was recorded. Recorded in just 17 days it's a 'glorious row' packed with poignancy, joy, handclaps, energy and trumpets. A computer generated party album with a built-in comedown also featuring guitar solos, whistling, electronica, string synth stabs, slap bass (courtesy of a man who once played in Toyah's band) and some very high singing indeed. The 11 track 'Wam Bam!' album was released on the 19th March 2007.

Things they said -

'Carscrash and All Hail the Dilettantes are two of the best unsigned songs I have received in thirteen years of presenting a radio show dedicated to new Welsh music. Great lyrics, melodic, hooky, produced originally and with no regard to cool...'

'A strange melding of early Roxy Music with Odyssey or Ottoman...'

'Music I could make children to... tho' the wife probably wants to stick some James Morrison on...'

'There's a serious danger The Mams could become a cultural phenomenon...'

'Sounds like The Beautiful South doing kitsch disco and catchy as hell... coool...'

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