Tym records has worked with Peter Black before on several occasions in both his solo outings and with one of his bands, The Hard-Ons. There are many reasons for these collaborations but essentially I love Blackie's music, his attitude and his life long commitment to R'n'R..

After Peter spent 2016 working on his exhausting and very impressive "Song A Day" project where he recorded and released a song EVERY day for 2016, which Tym records released a 7" EP with his favourites and .... leftover songs, he quickly regrouped and started working on this album which was recorded in April 2017.

As well as extensive recording and touring with his main bands The Hard-Ons and Nunchukka Superfly, this is Blackies 5th solo album, but this time with a band, well, drummers. His year long quest that was the SAD project honed his skills at both songwriting and recording meaning these 12 songs could be recorded in 5 days at Pet Food Factory by Jason Whalley.

While Blackies previous solo albums were (mostly) acoustic solo performances, this LP is much more diverse and moves from simple, beautiful pop similar to his other solo albums to heavy, catchy riff laden rock more reminiscent of The Hard-Ons and Nunchukka Superfly.

This LP is a wonder of guitar driven pop by one of Australia's hardest working musicians and I'm honoured to have been given the opportunity to bring it to you on vinyl.

Blackie has appeared on TYM020, 024, 042, 052 and now TYM058 with his latest outing originally intended for cassette only release in Japan and remastered especially for vinyl by Phil Wilson for this release 

TYM058 is OUT NOW through Tym records worldwide. 


TYM057 out RSD2018

I'm absolutely honoured to be working with these guys on this debut 12" LP. 

These guys play angular, abrasive yet beautiful guitar/bass/drum driven punk with hooks and riffs everywhere interjected with catchy, melodic vocals. 
This debut 12" sounds like Brisbane and yet draws influences from far away in space and time. 
This is an amazingly mature piece of work for three young people to make taking cues from DC hardcore, British post punk and Australian indie while keeping a familiar, but fresh feel.

It's an amazing LP from three young guys making great abstract pop. 

his LP was recorded at Tym studios by Donnie and then mixed and mastered by Donnie so it's really a Tym release.

e will be launching Leavings 12" out through Tym records (TYM057) on RSD and available at the instore and on the site the following day.  


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.