TYM045 out June 17

To celebrate the triumphant return of the mighty SWERVEDRIVER to both Australian shores and Tym records I am very pleased to announce this limited edition tour split 33 RPM 7" out exclusively on Tym records.

Swervedriver need no introduction to the world and especially to supporters of Tym records. I was fortunate enough to release SWD's first new song in 15 years back in late 2013 (TYM014) for their Australian RAISE tour with a song that ended up, in a re-recorded version, on the new album I Wasn't Born to Loose You which is an amazing record. I have also released Adam Franklin's Bolts Of Melody (TYM025) on 12" vinyl in late 2014 so the time was right to work with these guys again.
The song on their side is Winter Depths and has been lovingly mastered for vinyl for the first time. It's six and half minutes of glorious classic psych pop with Adam's beautiful vocals over quintessential, perfect Swervedriver.
Grinding Eyes have also graced Tym records before and are playing shows with SWD on this Australian tour. They're a psych garage/rock band from Sydney who released their vinyl debut on Tym records (TYM037) back in late 2015 and are currently recording their inaugural long player due out this year.
Their contribution to this disc is a wonderful offering of psych garage in the form of At Night. Recorded by Owen from the Straight Arrows and mixed by Jim Diamond of the Dirtbombs this is four minutes of fuzz laden rock.

TYM045 will be available online from this Friday, 17th of June and then on merch stands on this Swervedriver tour from the 22nd.

June 2016 New Zealand & Australia
WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE, Singapore at Hood Bar & Cafe
SUNDAY 19th JUNE - AUCKLAND NZ at The Kings Arms
WEDNESDAY 22ND JUNE Brisbane Aus at The Triffid
THURSDAY 23RD JUNE Melbourne Aus at The Corner Hotel
FRIDAY 24TH JUNE Newcastle Aus at The Cambridge Hotel
SATURDAY 25TH JUNE Sydney Aus at The Factory Theatre
TUESDAY 28TH JUNE Perth Aus at Amplifier Bar


It's been a while between club releases as time has just gotten away from me. The idea of the Tym records club was to put out music I loved, and hopefully you did too.
This club split 7" features a couple of outstanding Australian 2 pieces hat bring a new understanding to just how much racket 2 people can make. Both bands are friends and favourites of Tym guitars and will be launching the 7" in person at Record Store Day on April 16th.

DEAD are a Melbourne band featuring drums and bass that drive massive fuzzy riffs and pounding drums into infectious grooves and distorted vocals through your brain via your ears.

Barge With an Antenna On It are another 2 piece consisting of guitar and drums that perform mathematical feats of riff 'n' roll into heavily distorted, slightly off kilta catchy tunes.

Both bands will playing live, along with 4 other bands to celebrate this release and all things vinyl and music with very limited copies available to non club members.
Local club members can pick up copies from the 16th and we will post out copies to interstate/overseas members from the following week.



No Anchor are a sludge/metal/rock band formed in 2007 as a 2 piece that exploded onto the Brisbane music scene with their formula of heavy drum 'n' bass grind.
By 2009, with the addition of a third member, another bass, the mechanism was complete, and heavier.
This core line up have released a slew of EP's, LP's, singles and appearing on compilations starting in 2008, with their first full length vinyl LP, Real Pain Supernova appearing in 2011 to an avid scene ready for the assault.
The album proved it could be done, both live and on tape and set the groundwork for their sound and live shows to follow. 
After more singles and a cassette in 2012, their forth album, the Golden Bridge was recorded, again by their newest member and studio native.
In 2014 a 10" vinyl release on Am Rep sold out instantly, like everything they previously put out and with members now in different cities, the huge wall of sound that was No Anchor took some well deserved time off. 
Now, in 2016 the forces have united again to fabricate a clamour greater the sum of it's parts in the form a new album. Recorded in Tasmania and again mixed and mastered by the band, this Tym records 7" contains the first tentative taste of the new No Anchor offering. 

This band have worked with Tym records in the past, appearing on the second club split 7" back in 2012 and also being involved in the signature Tym effects pedal, the Real Gain Supernova back in 2011. 
It's with great pleasure I bring to you, a VERY limited edition Tym records 7" single with hand made screenprinted cover especially for Record Store Day 2016 and only available IN THE SHOP on the day where No Anchor will be playing their first live show since 2013.

Limited to 100 only with beautiful handmade covers by Alex Gillies this 7" will not be for sale anywhere else except at Tym guitars on RSD2016.

TYM042 OUT RSD2016 April 16th.

I started to write a press release for this re-issue of another Hard-Ons 7" and went back to read the one I did for the Girl in the Sweater 7" re-issue I did for RSD 2 years ago and couldn't think of anything more I'd like to say, so ...

In the early eighties, three kids from Punchbowl crawled out of the primeval slime that was the Sydney alternative music scene with a single, honed and honourable goal. To play Rock 'n' Roll the way they wanted it to be.
Entering into a scene that was older and more experienced than three high school friends armed with second hand instruments and heads full of classic pop, metal and punk they wrote their own book on how to do it, and they've never looked back or cared what anyone else was doing.
There are bands in this world who get overlooked because "serious" music fans think they're a "joke" because of their demeanor and image (and name) but in fact are better than everything else around them. They exist in scenes of seemingly endless "more viable" music when in fact they're the epicentre of everything pure and genuine. If there was one Australian band who personifies this, it's the Hard-Ons.

After recording Girl in the Sweater, these three guys went back into the studio in early 1987 and recorded another 2 1/2 minute pure pop gem about a girl. 
Based on a catchy as hell guitar riff that drives the song it's about Blackies obsession with a girl who, like the girl in the sweater, is another unrequited love.
The side B was their attempt at, what was then, a new hardcore style of catchy, fast and thumping attack and lasted less than 1 1/2 minutes. 
This Tym records re-issue has a third song added, making this an EP I guess.
Another stupidly fast hardcore song written around the same time and only ever available on a giveaway compilation album from 1987. 

Tym records is VERY proud to announce that for Record Store Day 2016, I am re-issuing, for the first time ever the classic Hard-Ons 7" All Set To Go remastered for vinyl on limited edition, hand numbered, black vinyl with original full colour front artwork with a new back cover and liner insert with new notes by Ray, Blackie and Keish, AND the three stickers originally available with the first 250 copies of the 7" back in '87.


TYM041 out RSD2016. April 16th.

Power pop and garage were two sixties genres that formed the basis for punk in the seventies and beyond. Power pop took the British invasion and added an urgency that predated punk but was very influential in forming a lot of the catchier side of the seventies.
Garage was just that. It sounded like it came from there. Dirty, nasty and fuzzy. Lots of my favourite bands fall into one, or both of these genres.
I'm stoked to announce that Tym records is releasing a limited edition split 7" which falls squarely into these genres and wears them proudly on their sleeves. 
The Phantom Ships are a 4 piece garage band from Portland, OR, featuring Steve Turner from Mudhoney along with three of his friends playing punk infused garage rock like the seasoned professionals they are. 
The Tripwires are a 4 piece power pop/rock band from Seattle and features Steve's Mudhoney bandmate Dan Peters on drums with three of his friends showing the world how great this genre still is when it's done right. 
Tym records is very proud to announce the first vinyl offering from these two bands, together on one limited edition double A side 7" with two different covers (one for each band) to be released especially for RSD2016 and available only through Tym records worldwide.


TYM030 repress OUT NOW

Third pressing of the amazing Aus hard rock slab is UP NOW.
On limited edition purple/black vinyl. The first two pressings sold out in hours so get in quick if you need one.
... and you need one.



TYM030 out Jan 28

Well, it's that time again...

It's hard to believe this little Aus rock gem from Adelaide band Hydromedusa is on it's third pressing but then again, it should be.
This is a classic slab of pure Australian Rock 'n' Roll taken straight from the late 60's and put through the hard rock 70's ringer. 
11 pounding tracks of catchy overdriven dueling guitar riffs, thick fuzzy bass and thumping drums, all accompanied by that pure Aussie R'n'R shredded vocals. 
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered to tape and has a familiar feel while being unique and original enough to stand beside any classic Australian rock LP. 

The third pressing of this amazing album will be on half black/half purple vinyl with local copies available on Thursday, 28th Jan through Tym records in Brisbane, and our friends Red Eye Records in Sydney and No Patience Records in Adelaide with more good indie record shops to be announced soon. 

Part of this pressing is currently jetting it's way overseas and will be distributed in the US through Tee Pee Records in Feb giving our state-side friends who have been hounding me, access to this rockin' Aus classic.


TYM030 3rd pressing out January

Well, it's FINALLY here after an ordeal that makes you not wanna run a label.
The third pressing of the Hydromedusa ST 12" on Tym records will be available in a couple of weeks. 

The first pressing (200) was on purple vinyl. The second pressing (200) was on black vinyl, so it seems to make sense that the third pressing (300) should be on half/half purple/black.
These will be available through Tym records/guitars and some of the usual indie record stores that stocked limited numbers of the first two pressings.

It will also be available in the US through Tee Pee Records in Feb so keep an eye on their site for details. I'll announce the actual release date soon once I number/stuff and ship these ready for release.
Thanks as always to the amazing Hydromedusa for doing this Aus rock classic on my label.


TYM040 out December 15th

FOREVER are a Brisbane band combining their love of real shoegaze with electronics to produce lush, loud, beautiful noise larger than the sum of it's parts. 

This 2 piece brings together massive driving guitar tones and ethereal vocals and heavy synthesizer, along with programmed drums to make an amazing soundscape reminiscent of their favourite bands revolving around Creation records in the 80's and the bands that inspired them.

They recorded and mixed a 4 track EP at Tym studios in April and are excited to present their debut vinyl offering in the form of the Shoegazer 7-inch on Tym records.

Following the success of their live four-track EP DEMONSTRATION, 'Shoegazer' builds on FOREVR’s foundations with towers of glistening electronica. Donovan Miller’s (No Anchor, Roku Music) underwater guitar and Sam George-Allen’s (Mega Ogre, Low Season) smoke-wisp voice thread ribbons through a scaffold of arpeggiator, pulsing bass and rapid-fire digidrums. This 7" is the first glimpse of where their electronic ambitions are leading them, and the first taste of their self-produced debut album due mid-2016.

Available on Dec 15th on limited edition (200 copies only) black vinyl in a beautiful full colour sleeve with insert this 7" looks as lush as it sounds.

Stream CONTEST here