Pennines – First CD

Pennines is perhaps best known by many as featuring Henry Tremain, who replaced Stuart Smith as vocalist in TTNG. The legacy of the Norwich quartet sadly doesn’t stretch far beyond this short piece of trivia, and unfortunately negates their ardour as a band at a time where the UK scene that was still young but steadily expanding. The two tracks featured here are the earliest recordings of the band. Together, the tracks have gone by the name ‘First CD’ or ‘Demo’, and were distributed for free at the band’s shows.

We have worked with Henry to make these wonderful Pennines releases freely available in digital format on Fecking Bahamas. Not only do the releases mark a piece in time where math rock and post rock scenes were gaining traction; they reveal another moment in the evolution of one of math rock’s most popular motifs: the intricate guitar phrase.


Vocals/guitar: Henry Tremain
Bass guitar: Mikey Ramone
Guitar: Tristan Holden
Drums: Jem Eaves

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