Review: Tom Baxendale – In The City a Short Time Ago

If you have your ear to the ground to Sheffield’s music scene, you know Tom Baxendale from The Payroll Union, a band he’s been gigging with since 2012. If you paid attention to the darker times of 2013, you might’ve seen him serenading the night away at The Great Gatsby, in the company of David J. Roch and Low Duo, in his previous band, The Rainy Day Club. 3 years later and The Great Gatsby’s music room … Continue reading Review: Tom Baxendale – In The City a Short Time Ago

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30 Bands, 30 Days – The Payroll Union

“Oh dear Jake, there are games in your head…” History repeats itself. History never dies. History is re-interpreted, re-imagined and re-told by countless people. Revisionism keeps our ideas on their toes, our views are challenged when lost documents resurface. And then there are the darker passages of history. Those that history classes gloss over. Yes, Jackson, I’m looking at you, you murderin’ bastard. Enter The Payroll … Continue reading 30 Bands, 30 Days – The Payroll Union

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Stream: Tom Baxendale – All my nightmares

  After an extensive tour of duty with The Payroll Union and a blitzkrieg with The Rainy Day Club, Tom Baxendale decides to duke it out by himself, with a new album. In the city a short time ago, out September on Backwater Collective, finds Baxendale exploring human conflict, both in its substantial and emotional forms. Harking to the classic organ heavy sounds of 60s pop, ‘All my nightmares’ offers an honest lamentation about loss and … Continue reading Stream: Tom Baxendale – All my nightmares

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