The Dinked releases are really stacking up at the moment but quite frankly the quality of acts joining the party couldn’t be higher! Next up, Dinked #49, comes from a band we think are going to be huge so make sure you get in early! The Cool Greenhouse are signed to Melodic Records (who gave you our album of 2019 from W.H.Lung!) and this is what the label have to say about this debut…
Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but The Cool Greenhouse are about to shatter glass ceilings with their self-titled debut LP.
“I wanted to hear repetitive music that wasn’t pretentious” tells the band’s voice Tom Greenhouse of his personal agenda to inject some pop sentimentality into the rock’n’roll textbook. “The mission was to make long, repetitive pop music that wasn’t boring. I soon realised I could do that through focusing on the lyrics.”
With phrases culled from the pages of his many notebooks, Greenhouse has a way with words. Exploring Rotary Club jumble sales and mausoleums or making futuristic voyages into musical VR, his songs dig at the gammon classes and scoff at the stupidity of society alongside pop punches about female harassment. Inspired by conversations and magazine articles he narrates upon the world as he sees it, preferring wise-cracks and judgement to merely passing comment. “At school I wrote a story about a whale that fell in love with a submarine and tried to have sex with it which almost caused a serious nuclear meltdown; it won a prize. As a teenager I thought I was Arthur Rimbaud so moved to Paris and wrote terrible poetry.”
Down and out in Paris and later, in London, Tom got skint fast so headed to the sticks of Norwich. Sitting in his garden, inspired to turn scripture into song and record it on a friend’s tape recorder, he began penning the album between writing clickbait articles to get by and turned to humour to express his deeper thoughts; “A lot of punk is on the nose like “fuck the Tories” but I’m not that hardcore. Humour is good for talking about serious things without getting too sentimental.”
“my new favourite post everything existential music happening. Hooray!” – Henry Rollins
The Dinked Edition is limited to 300 copies and is released on 29th May. It comes pressed to ultra-clear vinyl in a reverse-board sleeve and also comes with a signed postcard, exclusive obi strip and the download code includes 2 exclusive bonus tracks!
You can pre-order the album using the options below for store collection or UK postage. For international orders please contact us before placing an order as shipping rates vary
The Cool Greenhouse – The Cool Greenhouse, Dinked Edition. Pre-order for store collection
The Cool Greenhouse – The Cool Greenhouse, Dinked Edition Pre-order with UK Postage
Inclusive of an extra £4.50 for UK postage and packaging.