Shimmer in the desert sand, a castaway on a distant land…… 

Post pandemic, with the UK adrift in continuing domestic and international crisis, we’re happy to announce the launch of our new album ‘Shimmer’. Recorded between May 2020 and September 2022 in our home studios and at Untapped Talent, Southampton, it’s been a long time coming.  Thanks to everyone for their support, our families for putting up with our occasional absences from the domestic realm, Matt at the controls at Untapped Talent and Martin at Thinking Fish for putting up with Stephen’s constant requests for a bit of additional production ‘fairy dust’.  Lastly special thanks to the ‘Two Andrews’ of Gnostic Rebellion, for making us look and sound great in the live realm and easing us back into gigging after our extended COVID break. 

Tim – Vocals / Synth / Logic Pro 
Richard – Korg KingKORG / Korg PS60 | Alesis Micron | Fostex VF16 
Rob – Hohner B2 Bass / Synth / GarageBand 
Stephen – Korg EMX-1 / Korg Electribe 2 / GarageBand / Logic Pro 

Music / Lyrics / Design by SweetMachine 2022 
+ Lyrics & Korg R3 – Darren Hogarth on Tracks 4, 5, 7 
Mixed & Engineered by Matt O’ Donnell at Untapped Talent 
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Recorded 2020 – 2022 in 
Rode, Frome, Hove, Dilton Marsh, Catford & 
Untapped Talent Studios, Southampton 

Back in the day…..

With founding member Darren (third right), who retired in 2018

Founding member Darren retired in 2018. Way back in the 1990’s he formed the Dream Kitchens with his close friends Dave and Simon, they were looking for a bass player, Rob answered the call, Stephen wasn’t far behind, Richard came on board and well the rest is a very very long story! Needless to say we’ve been round the block a fair few times, gained a few wrinkles, stopped, started, stopped and just when we should have been taking it easy we started again! And the best part of it all is these last few years have been the best, some great gigs and happy times, proof that some things get better with age – except perhaps our knees, backs etc! And now as we step out into our third act with Tim at the helm who knows what the future holds?