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Anarchy In The UK
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Anarchy In The UK

Single

Friday, February 12th 2021
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"Loving Anarchy in the UK - truly subversive. I find the only way to shock sometimes is to fail to."
John Robinson, author, Famous for Fifteen People - The Songs of Momus 1982-1995
The Kingfisher (Ornithologists Mix)
cover art by Warren Malkin
Repurposed original from Keith Malkin

The Kingfisher (Ornithologists Mix)

Single
Outsideleft Original Sound Recordings
Thursday, December 17th 2020
featuring Jason Lewis (spoken word)
Sonny Pine (guitar)
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Spoken word from Jason Lewis, music by Ancient Champion and Sonny Pine
The Hospice, Christmas 2010
cover art by Jason Lewis photo montage

The Hospice, Christmas 2010

Single
Outsideleft Original Sound Recordings
Friday, November 6th 2020
featuring Jason Lewis (spoken word)
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Jason Lewis' spoken word poetry with music by Ancient Champion
Getting Ready For Nothing
cover art by Damon Hayhurst
A painting by Damon

Getting Ready For Nothing

Single
Outsideleft Original Sound Recordings
Tuesday, September 1st 2020
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The Kingfisher
cover art by Warren Malkin
Repurposed original from Keith Malkin

The Kingfisher

Single
Outsideleft Original Sound Recordings
Tuesday, March 3rd 2020
featuring Jason Lewis (spoken word)
Sonny Pine (guitar)
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A Song For Damian Marquez The Tailor
cover art by Helen
Mark, Andy & Danny. Lifelong friends at Andy's wedding to Lorna

A Song For Damian Marquez The Tailor

Single
Outsideleft Original Sound Recordings
Friday, January 24th 2020
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"In a parallel universe Ancient Champion soundtracked all of the classic TV shows of the 1970s. An indie Tony Hatch. And here he comes with ...Damian Marquez, quite probably from a slo-mo car chase as our reluctant private eye cum tailor gets set to collar the hoodlums." - Kirk Lake (website)

"This is the sound of swanning around in the back of a convertible on a sunny day in LA..." - Meave Haughey, author and recent contributor to Love Bites, fiction inspired by Pete Shelley
What Mods and Skins Mean To The Minecraft Kids
cover art by Lorna Rose
from her series of Bus Drawings [lornarose.co.uk]

What Mods and Skins Mean To The Minecraft Kids

Single
SideCartel
Friday, November 8th 2019
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Frisky
cover art by Helen
Magic at the Pool

Frisky

Single
SideCartel
Monday, September 23rd 2019
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Sunset Conversation, Early in the AM
cover art by Brandon Proulx
[website] | [instagram]

Sunset Conversation, Early in the AM

Single
SideCartel
Friday, June 7th 2019
featuring Dik Guru on drums
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Cacophonie Nocturne sur Sunset Blvd
cover art by Brandon Proulx
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Cacophonie Nocturne sur Sunset Blvd

Single
SideCartel
Friday, June 7th 2019
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There Was No One Else I Could Tell
cover art by Ancient Champion
Harborne Public Swimming Pool

There Was No One Else I Could Tell

Single
SideCartel
Friday, May 10th 2019
featuring Sonny Pine on Guitar
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"Queasy Listening..." Kirk Lake (kirklake.net)
When I Open My Mouth I Wish The Sound Of Someone Great Came Out
cover art by WriteMeave
Car Wash Love Story

When I Open My Mouth I Wish The Sound Of Someone Great Came Out

Single
SideCartel
Friday, June 22nd 2018
featuring WriteMeave's whispers...
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this was going to be called When I Open My Mouth I Wish the Sound of Macy Gray Came Out... Good title huh? Great Voice, Star Performer. The gatekeepers of the digital record stores did not like that... So...
Remember Anton from the Factory? He Was Alright
cover art by Prehistoric Man

Remember Anton from the Factory? He Was Alright

Single
SideCartel
Friday, March 30th 2018
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(Even for Second Generation Suedeheads) It's Been a Long Shift
cover art by Prehistoric Man

(Even for Second Generation Suedeheads) It's Been a Long Shift

Single
SideCartel
Monday, February 19th 2018
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A Song For Older Skins
cover art by AC

A Song For Older Skins

Single
SideCartel
Monday, January 8th 2018
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VIDEO

Getting Ready For Nothing

Video by Oona


Video . September 1st, 2020

A Song For Damian Marquez The Tailor

Directed by Lewis Tulpa

featuring Jason Lewis

Video . January 24th, 2020
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Sunset Conversation, Early in the AM / Cacophonie Nocturne sur Sunset Blvd

Directed by Lewis Tulpa

featuring Jason Lewis and Guilaine S. Arts

Video . July 26th, 2019
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There Was No One Else I Could Tell

Directed by Lewis Tulpa

Video . May 3rd, 2019
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A Song for Older Skins

Video . January 8th, 2018
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SHORT STORY COLLECTION

sextet - six stories about motoring nowhere

sextet
six stories about motoring nowhere

Possibly available December, 2021 - really!
or thereabouts
read an excerpt from sextet
Would You Spend The Rest Of Your Life With Me

Would You Spend The Rest Of Your Life With Me

titlehough it was cold outside Aanya wasn't sure whether to go out and sit on the front wall and wait right now, or to pop out in her slipperboots when she came. She'd said she would call when she got outside anyway. There'd be nowhere to park, there hardly ever was and that could be a problem. And she'd reiterated the money part for the second time just so Aanya knew, maybe like some people on this street or on this estate wouldn't even have it once she arrived.

Aanya stood in the kitchen diner and squeezed the tea bag against the side of her mug, she was a little anxious, she knew, and a little exhilarated. She'd forgotten to put the colander of drained spinach into the quorn, but the peppers were in the oven now and maybe the spinach wouldn't be missed. The flowers in the vase on the table were simple, lilacs and astrantia, lovely but not ostentatious. She'd never bought drugs before. Esme would be back soon and Aanya wanted to get dressed, she wanted everything to be just right. She considered the illicit thrills, the rubicons crossed, her parents taboos defied. This one barely counts she thought. The friendly generally unintrusive neighbours though, they were a worry.

The phone rang then and her pug raised her head and didn't do anything else.

Aanya was conscious of her slipperboots as she stood leaning in through the car window. It was double parked but there wasn't anyone waiting to get by to close down the small talk. She didn't know how many minutes she needed to stay for. She just wanted to hand over the money and go back inside. The woman in the car wasn't any older than Aanya, she looked familiar, was detached and cool but checked the mirrors for traffic. She was coming from work she said, she'd just changed jobs and had used to work in a factory and now a shop. She'd seen her old factory friends and they were making these sweets for Valentines day. Aanya didn't know what to expect and said she worked in a hospital but didn't say anything else. The woman had two heart shaped cardboard boxes on the passenger seat. Aanya pulled the money from her jacket pocket and offered it through the window. Thanks for doing this, she said. The woman didn't immediately take the money, there'd been a price miscalculation she said, and opened one of the boxes, "caramels and jellies, mainly," she said. "It ended up being five more. But don't worry about it, I can get it next time." There was a plastic bag inside the heart shaped box and it was difficult to see through, but even in the diffused streetlight the colours looked pretty.

"Thanks for doing this for me." Aanya said.


from the short story collection 'sextet - six stories about motoring nowhere' available in May, most likely
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