Pennines – Pilot Holes

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. This single track, ‘Pilot Holes’, is taken from a two-track split with TTNG released in 2008. The split featured an early recording of ‘Pig’ by TTNG, and inadvertently prophesized Henry’s eventual recruitment into the band.

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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