- DON'T FORGET 19/2/16
Just another reminder of our GIG on Friday 19th February, with the marvellous GALILEO 7, EIGHT ROUNDS RAPID & THE SUPERMINX 70. ONE NOT TO BE MISSED !!!
- GIGS WANTED 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR
HERES THE PAST TENSE AT "ALBERTS HOME FOR THE DISCERNING MODERNIST"
IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR WHY NOT OFFER US A GIG IN 2016 !
THANKS - THE PAST TENSE
- 2015 - ONE OF THOSE YEARS
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL FROM THE PAST TENSE !
Well its been one of those years
1 ) We released "HEADS HELD HIGH" to great critical acclaim. Thanks to everyone who reviewed it and purchased it.
2) We played some great gigs. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to put the Past Tense on in 2015 and to everyone who has been to one of our gigs in 2015 and enjoyed great nights of live music with us.
3) Our fourth member "Buzz" has really got into his stride. We now have full on Hammond Keyboards and lead guitar to compliment our sound. Everyone has said how much fuller our live sound is now.
4) Our first night at the fighting cocks in Kingston was a great success. See our flyer below for the next one in February with THE LEN PRICE 3 !!
A special thanks goes out to Albert Cummings. His "home for the discerning modernist" in PUTNEY put us on for 3 gigs in 2015 and he continues to be a great supporter of the band and the "MOD" scene in general.
Hope to see you all in 2016
- HEADS HELD HIGH
Its only taken 3 years but finally the new CD is out today.
We are really pleased with the package as it comes as a 6 panel Digipack.
Please head to our store page to order
A couple of things to note:
1) if you want to order more than one item, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as I will be able to do you a deal on the postage cost.
2) if ordering from overseas please email Ken@thepasttense.net so that I can give you an overseas postage rate. For information its Europe £3.00 and R.O.W £4.00
Finally if you don't want the physical product or only want individual tracks there is a download option at http://thepasttense.bandcamp.com/releases
- SIX LIVE SPECIAL
Its OUT NOW and its as cheap as chips. The PAST TENSE 6 track live CD is in our store. Recorded at the HALF MOON, Putney in September 2014. Only 100 copies. When its gone, its gone. Order NOW.
Big thanks to Steven Tagg-Randall for the recording and Steve Worrall for putting on the show and for the front and back cover pictures.
Its been nearly three years but the new PAST TENSE CD will be out very shortly !!. Titled "HEADS HELD HIGH" it features 13 tracks of our usual brand of mixed up styles of music. From the Motown sounding "No apologies", the Style council..ish "Putney Sunrise" to the New Wave riffs of The Only Ones etc, there will be something for everyone. Final mix to be completed this week. The cover design is coming along as well so with a fair wind behind us we should be ready to go to the presses in the next few weeks and look to get it released sometime in April.
WATCH THIS SPACE
- NEXT RELEASE AND MORE GIGS ON THE HORIZON
Hope all is well with you all out there.
We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who put gigs on for us in the last month or so. We had a great time. We'd like to thank Derek D'Souza for being at more than his fair share of these gigs, taking wonderful photos (if photos of us can ever be classed as wonderful) and for really supporting the band. We'd like to thank YOU for being at these gigs, for making Buzz (our new lead guitar man) so welcome and for the great thumbs up we've been given for becoming a four piece outfit. We've added a few more gigs to the list for December and onwards so put the dates in your diary and join us for a beer or three.
Our next release is the fabulously quirky "POSTCARDS FROM THE DEEP" flexi disc boxset. We got our own disc in this set and its going to be fabulous. A few reveiws have classed it as the "NUGGETS" for 2014. Goldmine USA have reviewed it and the journey taken to produce it. Its well worth a read.
You can buy it here.www.fruitsdemerrecords.com/postcards.html. We will get some copies of our disc only which will be available from December onwards. Buy the boxset its GREAT !!
Finally our latest CD offering is well on the way to being finished. The plan is to have everything ready for pressing by christmas, with hopefully an early March release date. Watch this space.
Catch up with you all soon
THE PAST TENSE
- THE PAST TENSE FOUR ON TOUR
Having spent the last three months on introducing a new guitarist (BUZZ) to our line up THE PAST TENSE four piece are ready to excite you once more. With the old songs sounding fresher than ever and us now showcasing a lot of tracks from our new album now is a great time to join the party.
Somehow we have managed to arrange four gigs in as many weeks over september/october so here are the details :
First of all Friday 5th September at the Fiddlers Elbow in Camden, its Dan's 50th Birthday bash. We are going to be in laid back mode and just have a good time. Playing with our chums THE SUPERMINX 70 means its bound to get a bit messy. Come and join the fun
Then our really good mate Albert has set up for SQUIRE to play at the PUTNEY CLUB on Saturday 20th September. We've always attended SQUIRE gigs wherever possible so its really great that Albert has let us support them this time round. A really intimate gig of around 100 people. Not to be missed
After that our head groupie and all round nice guy Steve Worrall of RETRO MAN BLOG has chosen us once more to support THE LEN PRICE 3 at the Half Moon in Putney on Friday 26th September. Anyone who has been to one of these gigs will know how good they are. Come and join the family and have a really good night out. You won't be disappointed.
Finally a chance to go weak at the knees as we play with a childhood hero. Again all round nice guy JIM PIDDINGTON has asked us to play at KINGSMEADOW (Cherry Red Football Stadium) Kingston on Saturday 4th OCTOBER. After our successful support slot with Nine Below Zero last year, he has only gone and put us on as support to From The Jam with BRUCE FOXTON. There's only capacity for 200 at this venue. Don't waste your money seeing FTJ in a large venue come as see them (and us) up close and loud !!
Tickets for the Half Moon and Kingsmeadow are available online and selling fast.
See you at the front
- DO YOU REMEMBER FLEXI DISCS
Just a quick update to things happenning at PAST TENSE HQ.
First of all the vinyl single with the LOOP has been selling really well. Thanks to everyone who has bought one, Its really appreciated. We've had great feed back and got a great review in Record Collector.
Our next gig is the DETOUR records showcase on Saturday 2nd August headlined by the "Self Preservation" line up of THE CLIQUE. This is not to be missed.
First we have a track on the MARCH OF THE MODS 2014 double CD. Its coming out very soon. Go to www.marchofthemods.com for more details
We are very excited about the second release as its so "off the wall". We are releasing a flexi disc. To be more precise we are 1 disc of a 9 flexi disc box set that is coming out on Fruits De Mer Records around November. We've done a cover version of an old freakbeat track and given it "The Past Tense" treatment. The plan for the box set is 9 different bands all with 1 flexi disc each, 9 card inserts and a CD of all the tracks in a clam type box. The estimated price is £25 + postage. These will be very limited so we will only order enough to cover demand. If you want one just let someone in the band know over the next couple of months.
The new album has 10 tracks awaiting final mixing. A couple more tracks to be recorded and then it will be ready. A release date of late 2014/early 2015 is looking likely. Some of you may have seen the photos of Paul (Superminx) Osborn recording some vocals with us. His contribution is really appreciated.
Finally thanks to everyone who took part in or organised the MARCH OF THE MODS gigs in March, thanks to Rob and friends for the lovely weekend we had at Clacton in March, to Albert for letting us submit the regulars of The Putney Club to some proper music and to Plastic Pop records for the gig at the Dublin Castle in May.
Its been a fun few months. Heres to many more
The Past Tense
- BLINK, AND YOU'VE MISSED IT
Just a quick note to let you know that the 40 PAST TENSE singles with the limited No'd Photo have ALL GONE! The single isn't released until MONDAY. Both bands have been overwhelmed by this response.
We still have numbered insert copies but these are already starting to be ordered so (hopefully) they won't last long either.
THANK YOU any one who has or will be ordering from us. This is all self financed and any money goes towards both bands new long players which should be out later in the year.