Music of Substance is a brand new label based in London. We have around 200 songs available from the following bands.........................
Ekranoplan 4 - ( Alternative/ Indie )
One album recorded and released in 2015 entitled "Dirty Business"
JOE BLANK & THE INSERTS ( Alternative / Pop/ Soundtrack )
A studio based band with one album recorded and due to be released in March 2018 entitled "Leamas" .
Shabby Rogue ( Alternative / Folk / Indie )
Two albums recorded . "Hair, Nails and Beauty " - released in 2005 and "By Hook and By Crook " - released in 2009 . The band were heavily played on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 2 . A very small example of their press is below .......
Hair Nails and Beauty
The Rogue recall a galliant wardrobe of 1960s heroes from Arthur Lee to Bob Dylan, while imprinting their influences with fresh emotions and ideas. As an introduction to an outrageously good live band you could do far worse than investigate this beautiful and troubled album...'
By Hook and By Crook
"…a staggering excursion of genres and emotions exhibiting how a wish of escape can twist into a tragically troubled masterpiece. 9/10" - Tasty Fanzine
"...it absolutely is a collection of wonders" - Music News
"Suffused with elements of country, blues, jazz and pure rock and roll, this feels like a labour of love, and it is an absolute delight as a result" - The Music Fix
"A heady mix of catchy melodies, pop sensibilities and ramshackle, chaotic pop-punk riffing" - Sea of Tranquillity
Thomas Truax is an American singer/musician, inventor and multi-media artist.
One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, since the year 2000 Thomas has been traveling the world performing with his evolving “band” of bizarre self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’, as well as his venerable resonator guitar ‘Hank’. Time Out magazine has dubbed him “The king of home-made instruments” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.”
Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, and the late author Terry Pratchett. Brian Viglione (of the Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) plays drums on Thomas’s latest studio album ‘Jetstream Sunset’
Thomas has recorded 8 albums as listed below .....
"Full Moon Over Wowtown" (Psycho Teddy Records, US/Breakin' Beats, Europe - 2002)
"Audio Addiction" (Psycho Teddy Records, US/Breakin' Beats, Europe - 2005)
"Why Dogs Howl at the Moon" (SL Records - 2007)
"Songs from the films of David Lynch" (Psycho Teddy Records, SL Records - 2009)
"Sonic Dreamer" (Psycho Teddy Records, SL Records - 2010)
"Monthly Journal" (Blang - 2012)
"Trolls, Girls & Lullabies" (Psycho Teddy Records - 2014)
"Jetstream Sunset" (Psycho Teddy Records - 2015)
"All That Heaven Allows" (Psycho Teddy Records - 2018)
Harry Palmer and the Caine Mutiny ( Alernative/ Indie/ Dance)
Around 4 albums of music recorded but nothing yet released. New releases planned for 2018 and beyond.
Pussycat Doorman ( Pop/ Dance )
An album recorded entitled "Volume 1 " The album was written to be an animated cartoon . Work is being completed .
Much more music is available on request .