A bit about The Regulars and this blog and stuff"The only band in history who formed seven years too late and were seven years ahead of their time when they broke up" – Dunc Vernon, The Autumn Store
Formed in Birmingham in 1996, split up in Birmingham in 2002, The Regulars achieved very little and went absolutely nowhere. We did, however, write and play some songs which I thought were really good. Some of these were released on two singles for Bearos Records. Seventeen of them were released on a very limited posthumous compilation album called Effortless.
Since then I've played as a solo-type person, releasing a couple more records and getting a few new listeners (of which you may be one) who never saw The Regulars. I've just done an interview for A Layer of Chips fanzine, which is going out with a free CD with some of my new stuff and some Regulars stuff on it (order one from the Caramel distro) and it strikes me that some of these new listeners might enjoy the songs on Effortless, but you can't buy it any more.
Hence this blog. I'll try and post a song from the album up here every week for 17 weeks, with a new commentary and maybe the lyrics too. So bookmark or subscribe to this blog, download the songs, and by sometime in spring 2009 you should have your very own copy of Effortless in glorious mp3. Without ever needing to visit Birmingham.