PRE-ORDER YOUR 'LOVE RAT' MUG FOR COLLECTION AT WATER RATS GIG

Just back from a very successful Middlesbrough trip at an all day event at 'Westgarth Social Club' supporting the mighty Nightingales, along with some amazing bands 'Swine Tax, Pellethead, Shug, Year of Birds, and the DEBUT performance from my New Band 'Oldfield Youth Club' who received a very warm response.    Vic Godard is now our Keyboard player for the foreseeable future as we try to finish the ODD SHOWER LP and this was his live debut with us too.   

A big thank you to Mark from bigfigurepromotions.co.uk who put it all together, and gave us a great welcome, and also to everyone who came along to support us.

more details of Oldfield Youth Club here

We have an exciting time ahead with  gigs coming up in July/September and November, full details are on our Events Page .   

Also after the Middlesbrough gig I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Patrick Fitzgerald (formerly with the magnificent 'Kitchens of Distinction' and now making beautiful music as 'Oskar's Drum' and 'Stephen Hero') - to record a vocal for his new  Stephen Hero album (hopefully he will use it!!) - we also recorded a duet of one of my songs 'Ken' on piano and acoustic guitar.   Myself and Kim also privileged to hear a sample of songs from the new 'Oskar's Drum Album' which sounded immense.  Thanks to Patrick & Karl for making us so welcome.....     

more details of 'Oskar's Drum' here...     

The 2  Bitter Springs 7 inch singles are still available:   the first comprises 2 brand new tunes  LOVE RAT / LESS THAN LOVE on the Tiny Global label and the second is The Addison Brothers ( Vic Godard mix) - this was meant to have Vic's version of Autumn Rendezvous (a Francoise Hardy song) but owing to a manufacturing mix up (don't ask) it now comes with brilliant original artwork on the flip side from Mandy Prowse.     Links below to purchase these:

Addison Brothers/with original artwork on B Side (example of artwork only - various original designs) - Gnu Records

Love Rat/Less Than Love - Tiny Global

 

As mentioned above, Vic Godard is now playing keyboards for the Bitter Springs and here is a link to a digital download of a song by Vic & Helen McCookerybook - Autumn Rendez-vous and a track from Pellethead - Maguire:

and also the prolific Mr Godard has released a single with the Nightingales 'Commercial Suicide Man' which has been attracting a lot of interest and radio play ... you can get this here:

 

 

A FREE DOWNLOAD is attached below of a track from my solo unfinished album 'Like Yer Wounds'  by The Poor Performer... (Peasants & Palace) ... hope you like it....

 

 

FREE DOWNLOAD:

Another few links to a couple of fine releases on Gnu Records, highly recommended... the delectable ASBO DEREK (our favourites) and the amazing Pellethead...............

 

Video for 'Everything you've done' from forthcoming 'The Odd Shower' Album

The New Album is almost ready (The Odd Shower) and we have a few live dates lined up if you can make any (September in London at The Water Rats (with Idiot Son, Raf & O and my other band 'Oldfield Youth Club' supporting and also one in November with The Monochrome Set & Pog)  ....... see Future Events for more info on these.
 


Oldfield Youth Club also have a local debut  in Hampton if anyone is interested in coming along to find out what we are all about:

 






 

 

Simon Rivers (album launch gig oct 17 2015)

Simon Rivers (album launch gig oct 17 2015)

Cuttlefish & Love's Remains is now out and available to order at Amazon (and elsewhere) if you pre order the download version you'll get a free mp3 of non physical album track 'The Hounslow Solicitors' (acoustic version) ... something to wet the old appetite eh (click  here or on images for link):  .. alternatively you can buy 'The Hounslow Solicitors' (acoustic version) for 99p ... Itunes will be doing something similar .. exciting times ... Simon ... thanks to everyone who came to the Album Launch, it was a cracking night  ...... special thanks to all of those who helped out with the organisation and putting it all together... (T SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE SEE BELOW)
























T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE TO ORDER IN S, M, L, XL & XLL SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO ORDER ONE, SEND US A MESSAGE VIA THE WEBSITE AND WE CAN EMAIL YOU A PAYPAL REQUEST (£10.00 EACH plus £2.00 P&P).  Click here to Order

Video from the 'Cuttlefish & Love's Remains' Album Launch at the Beveree, October 2015 - It's Yer Birthday......


Hello everyone ...just a little Springs update for you

The New LP/CD 'Cuttlefish & Love's Remains' is now available to order (Harvey CD005) - the album launch night was a great success and the feedback on the album has all been good.


We hope to release a 7 inch single with Spanish Label Acuarela a double A side of 'A Portrait of a Marriage' and 'Something Good Together' ...More news on that as soon as...

we've just put a FREE DOWNLOAD on here of 'That Sentimental Slush' album track 'Forget About It All (Stringy mix)' as the brackets suggest it's a wonderfully wobbly strings mix which was found by me when sorting through loads of old Springs CD'S and Last Party Cassettes (more about that soon) funny enough it coincided with a Glowing appraisal of the Slush LP from Holy Joys Johny Brown click here to read and for
the FREE DOWNLOAD


See Future Events for our upcoming gigs in London, Nottingham & Brighton.

all the best .. Simon



Click here to read Reviews for Everyone's Cup of Tea - :

 26 Track Double CD Album Released on 11 February 2013
Click HERE for more info

 

 


 
Here's a couple of live Videos from our gig at
The Beveree on 2nd November (Click below) ... the
Album Launch night on 2nd February 2013 at the Beveree was great, thanks
to everyone who came along to celebrate the release of 'Everyone's Cup of Tea'
which received some great reviews which you can read on here !


The New LP/CD is now released 'Cuttlefish and Love's Remains'
13 new songs including 'The Hounslow Solicitors' 'A Portrait of a Marriage' 'Some Sons Do Ave Em' and 'Cut All Fish' ...... lots of good reviews which you can check out on our Album Reviews page.

We hope to release a 7 inch single with Spanish Label Acuarela a double A side of 'A Portrait of a Marriage' and 'Something Good Together' ...More news on that as soon as...


Next Gigs in 2016 are in London, Nottingham and Brighton -  hope to see some of you there...
  See
Events Page for full details .............

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  • Dave Grimes

    Dave Grimes Wigan (Lancashire)

    Marvellous night at Bedford. Best gig I've ever seen - including Morrissey! Can't wait for Cuttlefish. Cheers for Simple Life.

    Marvellous night at Bedford. Best gig I've ever seen - including Morrissey! Can't wait for Cuttlefish. Cheers for Simple Life.

  • morrissey

    morrissey Burpham

    The best album released in 2013 goes to the bitter springs by a country mile best rhyming couplet award.....White youth , blue tooth ! genius

    The best album released in 2013 goes to the bitter springs by a country mile

    best rhyming couplet award.....White youth , blue tooth ! genius

  • E

    E hampton holiday camp !!!

    My offer of £5 still stands :)

    My offer of £5 still stands smile

  • Pete

    Pete Bournemouth

    I was having a really shit day, and then I read about the new album. Now I need a drink.

    I was having a really shit day, and then I read about the new album. Now I need a drink.

  • Colonel

    Colonel Camp Colonel

    great website, looking forward to the new record guys, it's gonnna be one hell of a swell ace beauty.

    great website, looking forward to the new record guys, it's gonnna be one hell of a swell ace beauty.

  • Asbo Derek

    Asbo Derek Brighton, England

    This site made us :laugh: and it made us :bawling: but most of all it made us wonder why we haven't shared a stage with you in a while even though you make us :)

    This site made us laugh and it made us bawling
    but most of all it made us wonder why
    we haven't shared a stage with you in a while
    even though you make us smile

  • Mikey The Chin

    Mikey The Chin Somehwere (lost) In Manville aka. Chelsea NY

    I am psychotically happy. to peruse the new website.... of one of the top five best f****ing bands in the universe.

    I am psychotically happy. to peruse the new website.... of one of the top five best f****ing bands in the universe.

  • Matt Bailey

    Matt Bailey Barnsley

    Terrific news. What a start to 2013 that'll be! Are you just releasing your own stuff on Harvey or will you be looking for other bands? :)

    Terrific news. What a start to 2013 that'll be!

    Are you just releasing your own stuff on Harvey or will you be looking for other bands? smile

  • Andy Young

    Andy Young GuIldford

    New double CD , new website , forthcoming gigs , whooaahh steady on ! Looking forward to it , things went a bit quiet for a while back there . ; )

    New double CD , new website , forthcoming gigs , whooaahh steady on !

    Looking forward to it , things went a bit quiet for a while back there .

    ; )