Ramshackle, prolific, careful, bigmouth, fuckhead, introvert, extrovert, gobshite, lover, geek, punk, darling, pain-in-the-arse, offensive, correct, invasive, inclusive, welcoming, parodic, indie-pop-mavericks, but aren’t we all?
The Whatevers were, The Whatevers still are, just separately and more harmoniously. We can’t all be BOYS IN EYELINER playing the SAME POWER CHORDS for the rest of our lives, we grow, we expand, we change, we develop.
The Whatevers will now and forever be a past life project, a posthumous entity, a band to be discovered and weep that you never got to see them play live. Lyrically brilliant and portentous, The Whatevers fucked up before they could fade away but let us rewind and not re-record the sweet and beautifully honest yet jarringly frank sound and ethos The Whatevers carried with them. Paul Forster.
In early 2012 I asked The Whatevers to record a session for my show on www.dandelionradio.com
. Unfortunately by then the band was splitting up, so instead we decided that I would release their ‘best of’ compilation, which you are now looking at. Listen. Buy if you like it. Then form a band. Rocker.
released September 6, 2012
The Whatevers were:
Mike Relton: Vocals; Guitars; Bass; Drums
Kate Bisson: Vocals
Al Brown: Bass
Clare Stemp: Drums
Rob Bisson: Violins on track 8; Drums on track 14
Recorded in Bramley, Leeds 2010 - 2012
All songs written by Mike Relton except tracks 01, 03 and 10 written by Mike Relton and Kate Bisson
Artwork by Mike Relton and PS I Love You
Tracks 01; 09; 13; previously released on the album ‘Do The Whatevers’
Track 03 previously released as a download single on Holiday Records. Also appears on the ‘Indietracks 2011’ compilation on Make Do And Mend Records
Tracks 04; 07; previously released on the EP ‘Fun Size Drugs’
Track 6; and a shorter version of track 11; previously released on the album ‘All Your Indie Heroes’
Track 14 previously released on the album ‘Modern Pop Music’
Tracks 02; 04; 05; 08; 10; 12; 15; and 16; these versions all previously unreleased
More Whatevers stuff is available at thewhatevers.bandcamp.com