TC&I – ” Great Aspirations EP “

Posted: January 11, 2018 in MUSIC
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Hardcore fans of XTC may already know this, but for those who don’t, I’m pleased to announce the release of the latest musical output from ex-XTC members Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers under the tongue-in-cheek moniker TC&I. This is “one of the more unexpected and pleasant surprises in the music world… the four-song release nestles in comfortably with the many songs that Moulding contributed to XTC over the years”.
The rhythmic powerhouse behind the Swindon-based legends have reunited to release this debut ‘Great Aspirations’ EP, featuring four new original recordings that allow us to fully appreciate Colin’s English pop vision. The first new material from Moulding in many years, he and Chambers put their XTC history behind them to create some truly original music – a new start and something apart from their musical past.

On this debut offering as TC&I, Moulding and Chambers put their XTC history behind them to create some truly original music. Not only is this a new start, but also a thing apart from their musical past. This is also the first new material from Moulding in many years.

“I thought I’ve got to do something, you can’t just sit around and eat chocolate cake and then you get the inkling that you should start writing again and you start meddling and the next thing you know Terry’s on the door step,” says Colin Moulding.

Terry Chambers adds, “You’re only here once in your life and this felt a bit like unfinished business. When I left XTC it wasn’t the greatest set of circumstances and you can’t go through your life thinking ‘what if?’ so when Colin offered the opportunity I thought, yes lets do this again.”

The EP delivers XTC’s trademark qualities of melody, rhythm, variety, and idiosyncratic subject matter, mixed in with nostalgia fuelled by an understated political anger. In following with his songwriting history to date, Moulding shows an appreciation of the good things, such as friendship, landscape and longing. Here he again reminds us of what we stand to lose in the name of progress, looking at the rapidly changing world around him.
TRACK LIST

1. Scatter Me  (4:32)
2. Greatness (The Aspiration Song)  (3:53)
3. Kenny  (4:33)
4. Comrades of Pop  (2:23)
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