Bottlin’ It/I’m Having a Terrible Time is the latest in a run of drip-fed songs and short playing releases by Tye Die Tapes’ Collider. The Sheffield band have been making music since early 2012 in various forms and, despite writing an album’s worth of material, have only released three songs to date. This laconic release schedule is indicative of an attention to detail that stands in contrast to many of the band’s contemporaries.
Musically the two songs, Bottlin’ It/I’m Having A Terrible Time, demonstrate Collider’s range of influences, taking in the anthemic indie rock of Built to Spill, the latest wave of pop punk peddled by U.S. bands such as Spraynard, Snowing and Dowsing and British and American post-punk. The lyrics are personal but always self-aware and frequently referential.
Collider is Paddy, James, Bobby, Simon and Adam. The two songs were recorded in 2012 at Tye Die Tapes HQ in Sheffield and mastered by Joe Caithness in Nottingham. Bottlin’ It/I’m Having a Terrible Time will be released on Friday November 15 to coincide with a weekend of gigs in Scotland.