Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation
The Pastel Waves
In 2013, after releasing two LP’s (‘Play Something We Know!’ and ‘Girl From The Neck Down’) and two singles (‘Monkey Trousers’ and ‘Look Back And Laugh’) on the State Records label, Groovy Uncle and Suzi Chunk found themselves in the predicament of having a brand new album in the can but no record label to release it on as State had already reached the decision not to put it out. This left GU head honcho Glenn Prangnell with the problem of what to do next. Going by his own previous experiences and those of some of his contemporaries, Glenn decided to put the album out himself and thus, ‘One Vowel Away From The Truth’ (ZIP 1 UP) became the first in a series of regular releases on the band’s very own Trouserphonic Records label.
Although the label was initially set up as a platform for the Groovy Uncle project, in 2018 ‘A Very British Blues Explosion’ (ZIP 6 UP) by Jim Riley’s Blues Foundation became the first non-GU release for Trouserphonic Records.
‘All Things To All People’ (ZIP 8 UP) by The Pastel Waves is set for release in 2018.