Tag Archives: Chris Thomson

CULT CLASSIC: THE BATHERS-SUNPOWDER.

Cult Classic: The Bathers-Sunpowder. With Chris Thompson at the helm, the The Bathers could’ve and should’ve, been one the biggest Scottish bands ever. Their music was articulate, beautiful, dramatic, ethereal, elegiac, emotive, languid, literate and melancholy. This is music for those that have loved, lost and survived to tell the tale. Sadly, The Bathers never …

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CULT CLASSIC: THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY.

Cult Classic: The Bathers-Kelvingrove Baby. The Bathers were formed in Glasgow, in 1985, by singer, songwriter and troubled troubadour Chris Thomson and released six albums between 1987 and 1999. Their fifth album was Kelvingrove Baby is a a minor classic that’s one of the finest Scottish albums ever released. Sadly, Kelvingrove Baby and The Bathers …

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THE BATHERS-SUNPOWDER.

The Bathers-Sunpowder Label: Marina Records. Format: CD. With Chris Thompson at the helm, the The Bathers could’ve and should’ve, been one the biggest Scottish bands ever. Their music was articulate, beautiful, dramatic, ethereal, elegiac, emotive, languid, literate and melancholy. This is music for those that have loved, lost and survived to tell the tale. Sadly, …

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THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY.

The Bathers-Kelvingrove Baby. Label: Marina Records. Format: CD. The Bathers were formed in Glasgow, in 1985, by singer, songwriter and troubled troubadour Chris Thomson and released six albums between 1987 and 1999. Their fifth album was Kelvingrove Baby, which which was recently reissued by Marina Records is a a minor classic that’s one of the finest Scottish …

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CULT CLASSIC: THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY.

Cult Classic: The Bathers-Kelvingrove Baby. The Bathers were formed in Glasgow, in 1985, by singer, songwriter and troubled troubadour Chris Thomson and released six albums between 1987 and 1999. Their fifth album was Kelvingrove Baby, which is a a minor classic, that’s one of the finest Scottish albums ever released. Sadly, Kelvingrove Baby and The …

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THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY.

THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY. January 2016  marked the comeback of  a Scottish musical institution, The Bathers. They were formed in Glasgow, in 1985, by singer, songwriter and troubled troubadour Chris Thomson and released six albums between 1987 and 1999. The Bathers fifth album was Kelvingrove Baby, a minor classic, that’s one of the finest Scottish albums ever …

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THE BATHERS ARE BACK, AND ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL.

THE BATHERS ARE BACK, AND ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL. Nowadays, anniversaries are a cause for celebration in music. They’re also the perfect excuse for record companies to reissue an album. Especially, if it happens to be a the twenty-fifth or thirtieth anniversary of an album’s release. This gives a record company the perfect excuse for …

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THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY.

THE BATHERS-KELVINGROVE BABY. 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of a Scottish musical institution, The Bathers. They were formed in Glasgow, in 1985, by singer, songwriter and troubled troubadour Chris Thomson and released six albums between 1987 and 1999. The Bathers fifth album was Kelvingrove Baby, a minor classic, that’s one of the finest Scottish albums …

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THE BATHERS-SUNPOWDER.

THE BATHERS-SUNPOWDER. Previously, I’ve written several articles for this blog about Scottish bands, including articles on the Cocteau Twins, Primal Scream, Belle and Sebastian, John Martyn, Love and Money, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Teenage Fanclub and Bloomsday. The last band, Bloomsday, featured the lead singer of the band I’m going to write about today, …

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BLOOMSDAY-FORTUNY.

BLOOMSDAY-FORTUNY. The group I am going to write about in this article, were a short lived project, between members of two of Scotland’s finest bands. Bloomsday were formed by Chris Thomson of The Bathers and two former members of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Stephen Irvine and Neil Clark. The story of how Bloomsday is …

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THE BATHERS-PANDEMONIA

THE BATHERS-PANDEMONIA. The Bathers are one of these groups who never have received the acclaim that their wonderful music deserves. This demonstrates how unfair the music industry can be when, nowadays, made for television artists, receive publicity way beyond their talent, and sell huge quantities of mediocre music. Sadly, The Bathers meanwhile remain one of …

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