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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!

 

Dan Melchior und Das Menace

Obscured by Fuzz - 12" Vinyl LP

 Obscured by FuzzObscured by FuzzThis album is available on vinyl only. It contains 14 tracks of fuzzed-up garage rock and dylanesque ballads. Dan has been compared to everyome from Syd Barret to the Country Teasers.... but forget the comparisons, Dan is his own man, and this album is definitely one of his best!

Dan first came to the public eye as part of the Billy Childish/Holly Golightly garage sound of the late nineties. He recorded with both of these artists and had a solo single on Billy's 'Hangman Records.' After that he flew off to the USA where he has lived ever since, producing countless records with every cool label in the states (and Europe!). His first band Dan Melchiors Broke Revue were a huge criticall success and released some astounding albums on 'In the Red.' Over the past few years Dan has recorded under the name of Dan Melchior und das Menace producing what has arguably been his finest work.

Check out Dan's back catalogue on his website after you have purchased this album by one of the unsung heroes of todays underground!

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Dan is one of the most prolific artists on the planet, so keep up to date with his new material... 

www.danmelchior

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