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Interview (2002)

Tompaulin - Interview

Tompaulin's new single was produced by former Jesus and Mary Chain stars, Jim Reid and Ben Lurie. Anthony Strutt chats to frontman Jamie Holman and guitarist Tap about its recording, side project Mick Travis and their eventual second album

Interview (2002)

Tompaulin - Interview

Seven piece group Tompaulin combine breezy melodies and boy-girl harmonies with downbeat lyrics about their native Blackburn.Members Jamie Holman and Ciaron Melia, talk about their debut album, and recent Pennyblack bestseller 'The Town and the City.'


Into The Black (2005)

Long awaited, but excellent second studio album from Blackburn five piece Tompaulin, which features appearances from the he Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Ben Lurie

Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt (2004)

Enjoyable second album from Blackburn-based indiepop group, Tompaulin, that collects together tracks from all their singles to date

Give Me A Riot In The Summer Time (2002)

Change in direction for the ever popular Tompaulin on their new EP, which has been produced by Freeheat members and former Jesus and Mary Chain stars, Jim Reid and Ben Lurie

Slender (2001)

This is a real little gem from a new band I’d read good things about but hadn’t heard anything by until this, their second single from Action, the same label that first brought us the Boo Radleys.



Silver Springs
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Silver Springs include in their line-up members of Tompaulin. Anthony Strutt talks to them a gig playing support for ex-Hefner frontnman Darren Hayman about their plan to release their debut album

Interview Third Bardo - Interview

Tompaulin's second album 'Into the Black' came out in January. Back for a third interview with us, Pennyblackmusic talks to frontman Jamie Holman's about the group's recent change of direction, and new label and studio


Mick Travis
Wilmington Arms, London, 20/7/2010 Mick Travis - Wilmington Arms, London, 20/7/2010

Anthony Strutt watches former Tompaulin songwriter and vocalist, Jamie Holman, who now plays solo under the moniker of Mick Travis, provide a night of Northern grit at the Wilmington Arms in his first London show in two years

Buffalo Bar, London, 26/1/2007 Fischers - Buffalo Bar, London, 26/1/2007

The Fischers are the new band of former Tompaulin frontman and songwriter Jamie Holman. Anthony Strutt watches them make a brilliant debut performance at the Buffalo Bar in London

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