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T.C. Folkpunk

by T.C. Folkpunk

Seven songs that take "folk-punk" on a ride it won't soon forget.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. The Age Of Nefarious
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2. Zero To Hero (In Sixty Seconds)
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3. Take A Look Around You
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4. Feeling My Way Around In The Dark For You
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5. She Has Everything
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6. Instant Coffee Lifestyle
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7. Whenever I Sink My Teeth Into You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Timothy Cameron was given a copy of the Beatles album "Twist And Shout" when he was four years old, and decided that being a Beatle would be a good job to have when he grew up.

Unfortunately, they weren't hiring.

Instead, he waited a few years, then began playing in bars and pubs at the age of 17, by which time he was tall enough to convincingly "exaggerate" about his age. Since then, Timothy has played literally thousands of gigs, and within the past few years released two independent CDs, both of which not only charted on campus radio stations across the country, but also received positive reviews both in Canada and abroad.

In 2007, Timothy discovered that one of his songs, American Dream, had become part of the curriculum in a high school class in Germany which was studying the recent impact of American culture on the outside world.

In 2009 Timothy changed his stage moniker to T.C. Folkpunk, a decision which was brought on by the proliferation of other musicians performing under the names Tim Cameron or Timothy Cameron (and his annoyance at getting their email). Since the nickname "T.C." had followed him around since high school, it seemed an obvious solution.

In 2010, T.C. was invited to take part in The International Pop Overthrow festival in Liverpool, England, which he happily accepted. His shows included two appearances on stage at the legendary Cavern Club.


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Russell Barker

Russell's Reviews: T.C. Folkpunk
Folkpunk is certainly the name for it. The mini album kicks off with The Age Of Nefarious, a barrelling tune and the wordplay contained within is as good as the title. It has this cool trick of delaying the launch into the chorus, building up and up and up, before finally launching. The sneer and stance of Zero To Hero reminds me of the Clash, with insertions of twanged Duane Eddy style guitar. It collapses into a squawking, squealing end. Take A Look Around You is the nearest the album gets to pop, a straight forward clear melody and some words of advice. Feeling My Way Around In The Dark For You reminds me of Dylan at his best, just gone electric, harmonica wailing and having a whale of a time. She Has Everything is a more stripped back tune, but gritty nonetheless. Then we’re back onto rambunctious form with Instant Coffee Lifestyle. Whenever I Sink My Teeth Into You sees things stretch out, an almost joyous and devil may care climax to the album. It’s like the last track let’s really go for it, throw everything into it, and it comes off rather well.

Jim Burke

England Swings: T.C. Folkpunk
There are plenty of Elvis Costello-ish lines on these tunes (good example: “She was one mistake that I made/Though I’ve laid her to memory” from “She Has Everything”). Clever turns of phrase, hurtful and hurting asides, it’s all here. The instrumentation is impeccable. The songs are, for the most part, hooky as anything, and the choice of embellishments is kept simple. A nastily-distorted harmonica here (“Zero To Hero”) or horn parts there (“Take a Look Around You”) add a whole new dimension to the music.
Some highlights :
“Whenever I Sink My Teeth Into You” is filled with those marvelous horns again, and has a descending-note bit just before the chorus that does the job admirably. We’ve got the extra added bonus here of a male-choir repeat of the chorus near the end of the song, while the music builds and finally fades back to the acoustic guitar that the tune started with.
“Feeling My Way Around In the Dark For You” is a blues-oriented tune with more of that nasty harmonica. The song is actually a bit surreal and psychedelic, like something that was done by a garage band in the 1960s.
I’m looking forward to whatever T.C. Folkpunk does in the future.

Law Brissenden

Starets! Review: T.C. Folkpunk
T.C. Folkpunk is the debut album by the artist formerly known as Timothy Cameron. While Toronto’s Mr. Cameron has written some gorgeous melodies and amusing social satires in the past, this is the first time that he has performed with a full band and the change is dramatic. In fact, every song on the T.C. Folkpunk album has an intriguing lyrical construct, sing-along melodies and imaginative retro production.
Whenever I Sink My Teeth Into You is not a song about Dracula but instead an apology by an acerbic songwriter. It’s set against an epic late ‘60s /early ‘70s pop arrangement with mariachi horns. Zero to Hero (In Sixty Seconds) is stream of observations on materialistic culture with a soaring pop melody offset by Duane Eddy-esque twanging guitar. Instant Coffee Lifestyle is the song that everyone who struggles to meet mortgage
payments needs to hear. Mr. Cameron has come up with the perfect antidote for modern life with this album. Highly recommended with no painful side effects!