Mold EP / released Fri 3rd March 2017
Adam Walton (guitar & vocals) / Richard Harrison (bass & vocals) / Duncan Farmer (drums & vocals)
We are The Immediate, a three-piece indie band from Mold in north Wales.
We release our Mold EP on Friday 3rd March 2017. The EP will be available to buy on limited edition CD and digitally via bandcamp / iTunes / Spotify etc.
Mold features 4 brand new recordings, 3 of which are exclusive to the EP.
The EP is inspired by our years growing up and going to school in Mold, an unremarkable – to the wider world, but very remarkable to us – market town in northeast Wales, UK.
Lead track, What’s The Matter Kevin Jones?, is a song about some of the kids we went to the Alun School, Mold with, who weren’t as fortunate as us and didn’t make it into their 30’s.
Light Dimensions is the first song we wrote when we reconvened after a long hiatus.
Manbuoy is the title track of our forthcoming debut album, however it does not feature on the album itself. It’s a mostly spoken-word piece that exaggerates all of its writer’s worst qualities.
Mold was recorded at Orange Sound Studios in Penmaenmawr, North Wales by Russ Hayes, who has worked on recordings by Peaness, Campfire Social, Kidsmoke, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles.
The EP sleeve was designed by Paul Maurice (ex-Gallops) from Wrexham. It’s a detail of Shire Hall, the brutalist former seat of Flintshire County Council that sits on a hill, above Mold town centre.
The Mold EP will be launched at a hometown gig at Theatr Clwyd, Mold on Friday, 3rd. March. We’ll be joined by our friends Campfire Social and Skellums. Tickets are £7 and available here:
Mold EP tracklisting (r/d 3rd March 2017):
1. What’s The Matter Kevin Jones?
2. Light Dimensions
If you have any further enquiries, please contact:
There is a YouTube video telling the story of the band so far, here:
Thank you for listening,
Adam, Duncan and Richard.
We originally split in 1997 due to frustration, an argument over a mouth organ and the success of Stereophonics.
We released one single (unaccountably popular in Sweden), made every conceivable mistake in the How To Be A Successful Indie Band handbook, toured with some excellent bands (Mansun, 60ft Dolls, Dodgy) and flickered out, leaving behind the memory of some great gigs, a few fine songs, and little else.
In March 2016, we reconvened to repair friendships and renew tinnitus. New songs came much more easily than the old ones, probably because we are playing to please only ourselves - with no thoughts of success or acclaim - for the first time in our existence.
There is more truth and resonance in our songs now than ever before. And power. And invention. We write songs about hope and love in the face of the moribund, daily grind.
You will possibly hear fragments and echoes of the following artists in our sound (The Jam, Wire, XTC, Pixies, Badfinger, REM, Dr Feelgood, Small Faces, Husker Du, The Who, Ride, Big Star, The Cure, Joy Formidable, The Go-Betweens, Teenage Fanclub), but nothing has been plagiarised or misappropriated to mask a deficiency of our own ideas.