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Topplers Records



What's New?

08/04/2021

New downloads available on Bandcamp

 

12/02/2021
Updates to Phones Sportsman

 

11/12/2020

Added pages for Dan Melchior, The Knockouts, Jowe Head, Topplers 'Other' releases and updated Phones Sportsman and The NoMen.

 

21/11/20

Updated The NoMen page with news of a new album.

 

01/11/2020

Topplers Records and Steve Treatment are merging their websites. There may be a bit of chaos but we'll get there!

 

Welcome to Topplers Records website; also the home of the Steve Treatment archive. Topplers has had a strong link with Steve Treatment since 2002 and we are proud to share this website with his archive.



Punky Pea by The PSB... more info soon!

 

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! OUT today (May 1st) A brand new EP from The Phones Sportsman Band.

We all know Phones as a founder member of the iconic DIY punk band Swell Maps; and no record collection is complete without his garish 1980 solo single! Now he's back with a genuine follow up to his original Phones Sportsman Band EP. It's the PUNKY PEA and the five track CD can be bought on Bandcamp for under a fiver (if there's any left!). 

 

You want it as a digital download? Get it at BandCamp for £2.99.

 

You wanna see a video first? Here's one...

Sounding so synthetically weird but at the same time deeply rooted in an early primordial British post-punk, to understand this psychotic and instantaneous product you have to know a little bit about where it all comes from... Phones Sportsman is David Barrington, one of the founders of the almighty and undisputed Swell Maps, who after their dissbandement released an only 1980 single as The Phone Sportmans Band, never to make any music again working as a geologist since, until almost 30 years later, in 2008, he returned with a couple of albums for Topplers Records only to disappear again, reportedly selling all his instruments and retiring from the music business.... Last year Pandemic brought him back into the studio with Scottish The NoMen and his old Maps colleague Jowe Head. Now Phones is back "again... and again" with this bizzare mixture of renewed old-school post-punk, disrupted disco, synth-vibes and extravagant madness! Tremendo Garaje

 

...it could be the ecstacy and hydrocodone kicking in but this is relaxing as hell! Like the Sex Pistols meets Teletubbies! Back Seat Driver; all about pints of obsession UK ale, footsie, mother nature, balls, cubicles, laughing out loud, smoldering latter day saints... real genius like Iggy Pop on laughing gas with cockney swang! Barry Lyndon: YouTube