TYM056 Grinding Eyes ST 12" out NOW

Grinding Eyes are no strangers to Tym records. We have worked together before on a couple of 7"s (TYM037/045) but I'm pretty happy to announce the release of this debut LP out through Tym records. 

Grinding Eyes seamlessly combine genres and ideas into fuzz laden sixties psych and pop. The songs are guitar and bass driven slices of horror movie soundtracks and surf tunes melded with garage and psych. The thumping drums drive things along at a heavy pace while the drone of the keyboards gives a slightly uneasy, but pleasant feeling to the whole mix. Matts vocals seem to be coming from some distant place while still being up front and engaging.

This four piece seem to be able to make something so familiar and yet so fresh at the same time. It's definitely rooted in sixties psych pop but their love of garage, drone and Krautrock show their heads while keeping fuzzy melody and structure at the forefront. 

Recorded by Owen Pengilis (Straight Arrows) and mixed by Jim Diamond (The Dirtbombs, The Hives, White Stripes) and mastered in Detroit by Ghetto with both sides clocking in at exactly 18 minutes these 9 songs take you on a real journey of acid tinged British psych via Seattle, Detroit, Berlin and delivered squarely from Sydney, Australia. 

This limited edition 12" is on green/purple vinyl available only through Tym records. 

Vinyl copies will be available through NO COUNT records in Seattle. The digital release is available on CD through Off The Hip records in Melbourne.  

Off The Hip records

No Count Records
Grinding Eyes

Delays on pressing TYM053 and 054

Unfortunately these two releases have been delayed due to issues ate the plant.

We hope to have them out/shipping by late August.

Sorry for any inconvienience.


TYM053 and 054 out August. Presales NOW.

Tym records is immensely proud to announce the imminent release of the new FOREVR records into the world on presale NOW and released August 11th.

This two LP release of dense guitar driven electronic pop is destined to be an Australian classic. Laboured over for an extended period of time, this heavily layered release has been carefully assembled in two parts, released simultaneously on black vinyl through Tym records.

FOREVR have worked with Tym records before on a 7" release, Shoegazer (TYM040) but the band have developed considerably since this release showing new movements and directions while keeping the core of female vocal driven melodic music with heavy guitars over drum and keyboards. 

FOREVR is Donovan Miller, Sam George-Allen, Kate Mackenzie and Thomas Roche. 

Recorded and produced by FOREVR. Mixed and mastered by Donovan Miller at Tym Guitars.

Black vinyl PRESALE only through Tym records. Out August 11.

Classics 12"

Death is a miracle 12"

FOREVR bandcamp

TYM051 out RSD2017.

Kim Salmon is a legend of not only Australian music, but globally has influenced and inspired too many bands to name.
Playing in several local Perth punk bands in the seventies he moved to Sydney and by the dawn of the eighties the Scientists were laying down a sludgy blueprint for rock to follow. 
Starting a side project a couple of years later with the Beasts of Bourbon he worked with a veritable who's who of Australian R'n'R royalty and released the Axeman's Jazz, which is regarded as another cornerstone of Aus rock.
With the Scientists still performing and recording he formed the Surrealists later in the decade and forged new ground sonically yet again.
The following decades introduced more bands and more members to the ever changing, never static Salmon world.
In late August 2016, Kim hooked up with an old friend, Joe Presedo, who had played in the Scientists in the UK back in the mid eighties along with friends Rob and Alana, and did one night, two sets of rock at the Junk Bar in Brisbane.
The next day, this band still reeling from the night before, played an afternoon matinee at Tym guitars and fired through a "best of" set featuring Kim through all his incarnations and decades. 
As anyone who has attended these instores will attest, they are casual affairs where magic often happens. The two previous "live at Tym guitars" 12"s on Tym records present both Heavy Blanket and Earthless in absolutely stunning form, and this one was no different.
Captured, like all the instores, for future generations to have their minds bent and listen to in awe.

This 13 song 12" spans Kim's career highlights with early songs like Frantic Romantic onto Drop Out and Cool Fire, through A Bitter Projection and It's All The Same (originally released with Spencer P Jones) and Carry On Baggage (from Kim and Leanne) right through to Gorgeous & Messed Up and Making me Better from Kim's new album via Scientists classics like Pissed On Another Planet and Swampland. 

Recorded, mixed and mastered for vinyl by Donnie Miller with artwork by Kim Salmon and Cathy Stephens this limited edition 12" will be out through Tym records on April 22 for RSD2017.

Kim will be playing in the shop with the same band on the day to officially launch the LP at a FREE and ALL AGES instore also featuring Peter "Blackie" Black (the Hard-Ons/Nunchukka Superfly), FOREVR, Brief Habits, Leavings and Andrew Tuttle.


TYM052. 4 song 7" EP by Peter Black.

In 2016 Peter Black embarked on a project most sane people would say was an impossible, insane quest for a person in several functioning bands, holding down a day job and having a life. He decided he was going to record a song a day, every day of the year. 
These weren't just "sit in a room and strum mindlessly" acoustic songs but crafted, honed and thought out songs in many different genres and styles. Some are acoustic, some are heavy with a full band. There's pop, there's noise. There's punk, there's ... disco. The variety of styles is mind boggling.

For RSD2017 Blackie and I got together to release something on vinyl and I thought I was going to have to sift through 365 songs (of which I'd already heard most) to hone down to 2 songs for a special 7". In typical Blackie style he says "I had songs left over 'cause I ran out of days" ...... 
I asked Blackie to pick his favourite so he sent me the details (day and month of recording) and a "leftover" unreleased song that he really wanted out there. I then sat down for days going through 363 songs to pick 2 I wanted. 

I was trying not to set a genre  for the EP but instead find 4 completely different songs that fitted together and could be cut into a 7" piece of vinyl.

So, here it is. Out on Tym records for RSD2017 on limited edition 4 song 33 RPM 7", the Peter Black S.A.D EP featuring 4 songs recorded across a mammoth year of recording. 

If you haven't listened to Blackies S.A.D project I highly recommend spending some time getting acquainted with it. It's a lot of work but then, it was for Blackie to do, and is as rewarding for the listener as it was for the songwriter to achieve. 

Blackie is playing at Tym guitars on April 22nd to celebrate the release of this EP and RSD2017 along with Kim Salmon (and band), FOREVR, Brief Habits, Leavings and Andrew Tuttle. It's all FREE and ALL AGES so come along and grab your copy and watch some great live music. 


New Lecherous Gaze 7" through Tym records

The new Lecherous Gaze 7" is OUT NOW through Tym records in Australia.

The Thing Within is the first single off the new Lecherous Gaze 12" One Fifteen with a very special B side not available anywhere else.

There will only 1000 pressed for all eternity. So dont sleep on it. 

Oakland, California's LECHEROUS GAZE play, in their own words, "Psycho-delic shred-tastic ultra-hyphened rock-punk heavy jams." ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons more concisely calls the band's sound "heavy." One Fifteen is The Gaze's third full-length LP and showcases the hyper-talented musicians at the peak of their power. Searing guitarist Graham Clise (Annihilation Time, Witch) sets fires with absolutely ferocious licks while vocalist Zaryan Zaidi and the band spit old-school, no-bullshit, in-your-face, maximum-impact ROCK straight into your kisser. Mean and greasy riff-forward proto-punk is the name of the game! Produced by Greg Wilkinson (Eerie, High On Fire) at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Carl Saff (Earthless, The Shrine), One Fifteen is a nod to the days when being a punk meant wearing your acid washed jeans (or wearing no jeans at all), refusing to comb your hair, and partying with your friends. If you thought real-deal hard rock had no future, LECHEROUS GAZE have returned to slap some sense into you!

Through Who Can You Trust ? records in Europe and Tee Pee records in the US.


TYM049. Zeahorse. Torana Dreamin' 12" out Nov 11

Tym records is proud to announce the imminent release of the second Zeahorse LP, Torana Dreamin' out November 11th.

10 songs that could only come from Australia about blokes, chocky milks, BBQ chickens and of course, Toranas.

Kicking off with a metallic thumping riff that's reminiscent of the original Mad Max out on the open road, it then weaves it's way through big noisy riffs and catchy choruses. 
There's pub rock here but it's much more sophisticated than the standard fare, mixed with punk rock with the accents and slang constantly dragging it back to be quintessentially Australian.
Among the huge riffs and distorted bass there are moments of pop. Catchy guitar lines and choruses abound, but it always somehow gets back to that big, fat, riff.

It's a huge honour for Tym records to put out this Australian 12" of 10 crackin' great songs by a band that has proven itself to be a consistently great live band with the songs to back it up.

The vinyl version will be out Nov 11th on Tym records and digitally on Zeahorse's Bandcamp.  


TYM047. Turnpike. Where There is Nothing.

There were those that said it couldn't be done. There were those that said it wouldn't ... but, here it is.

The new Turnpike LP has been some time in the making. Species have evolved and the earth has travelled millions of miles but Turnpike are still the best band in Brisbane and have been this whole time and here's the psychical indisputable evidence.

Turnpike were formed in Brisbane several scenes ago and have over this time proven to be the fly in the ointment by playing sporadically, barely releasing anything and printing too few T shirts when fans of the band wanted them. 
They have always sounded like Turnpike, even when fads and trends come and go to influence less staunch musicians. Angular, harsh, distorted, intimidating at times and yet always fascinating and enthralling. Their live shows can be life affirming and changing, which until now has been the main way you would hear this band.

In September 2012 I started a label, this label, to release two Australian bands that people needed to hear. It felt like my civic duty. This month, Turnpike and The Nation Blue, the two bands that started this label are both releasing albums of essential music.
Turnpike have laboured over this release that it quintessentially Australian and was well worth the wait. This album is music for people who want to work for it with the rewards being given back ten fold. It's as long as it needs to be with as many songs as are needed to make a great album. There's no fat or excess here. It is the classic R'n'R three piece striped down to it's basic elements. 

This limited edition 12" is out on Tym records this Friday, October 28th 2016. Some of us have waited many years for this. Some of you don't know you've waited, but here it is just to show you that music is, and will always be relevant, important and essential.


TYM050 Presales OUT NOW. Dreamtime. Strange Pleasures 2x12

TYM050 presales start TODAY for Dreamtime's new 2x12" LP Strange Pleasures out December. Check out Tym records, Cardinal Fuzz in the UK and Sky Lantern Records in the US. 

Hailing from Brisbane’s underground DIY scene, Dreamtime aims to create personal journeys to help draw listeners out of their frontal lobe consciousness and into sonic fantasies. Drifting off during extended meditative jams, the music plays through Dreamtime. Inspiration comes from psychedelic bands from 1968 – 1971 among other places. 

Dreamtime have released two full length albums, one EP and a single, and toured along the east coast of Australia and the United States of America. During their USA tour in April-May 2013, Dreamtime performed at the prestigious Austin Psych Fest. They have supported countless international and national bands, including Bardo Pond, Earthless, The Shrine, Eternal Elysium, Kadavar, Blues Pills, Earth, Boris, A Place to Bury Strangers, Radio Moscow, Moon Duo and Black Mountain. They also toured Australia with Japanese band, Kikagaku Moyo in 2013. The band toured Japan in September 2014, hosted by the Tokyo Psych Fest and GurruGurru Brain. 

Dreamtime's first two albums (Dreamtime S/T and SUN) was re-pressed through Brisbane label, Conquest of Noise in 2014. In 2015 Cult UK label Cardinal Fuzz and US label Captcha Records re-pressed (again!) SUN and S/T on vinyl and CD's. 

Dreamtime's latest album, STRANGE PLEASURES will be out December 2016 through Cardinal Fuzz, Sky Lantern Records and TYM records.