Bilge Pump

Let Me Breathe / Bilge Pump
CD album Released 2002

Years ago, Colchester gave Leeds a man called Joe Mask. Now, in a pleasing moment of cultural exchange, Leeds gives Colchester (well, Gringo) the mighty Bilge Pump in return. The jewel of the north is well known for its steady turnout of self-sufficient, trend-proof rock wallahs. The Pump are no exception. These three men have forged a sound based on clang and whallop, given shape by the rollicking bonh(a)mie of Neil Turpin, a man who has loaned his rhythm to Him more than once. Think Gang Of Four bass tumbling over Led Zep drum-rollick, slammed up against gnarled, screeching King Crimson guitar fripperies from 'Our Joe,' a chap who is also known to millions for his tireless work in Red Monkey. This is heavy and off-kilter, but never turgid. Sharp melodies and upbeat delivery jump out with repeated listening.

Bilge Pump, like McDonalds, are popular both in Europe (where they have toured extensively) and America, where they have released on the supreme Troubleman Unlimited stable. They will shortly be touring with kindred spirits Erase Errata in the UK.

Recorded by Marc Simms using the Electric Press.
Artwork by Rose Borthwick.

Pressing Information
2000 CDs.

International Distribution
Australia - Rocket
Benelux - Suburban
Canada - F.A.B.
Finland - Supersounds
France - Differ-ant
Germany - Cargo Records
Italy - Goodfellas
Spain - Popstock
New Zealand - Southbound
Scandinavia - Border
United States - Red Eye and Forced Exposure