'Transmission Breakdown' is the fourth EP from 'Colourwheel'. It features five previously unreleased tracks plus the original version of ‘Movement’ (an alternative version was included on the band’s second EP '4 Speed Overdrive').
1. Untitled Pop Song
A short but infectious power-pop song with big guitar hooks and a sing along chorus.
A dirty track about a dirty world featuring feedback, aggressive vocals and pumping drums.
3. Soldier’s Pay
A more introspective and layered melodic tune exploring the pointlessness of armed conflict.
An epic guitar track reminiscent of nineties shoegazer bands like Ride.
A pumping power-pop song influenced by bands like The Pixies. The track explores the themes of addiction and decay.
6. Growing Pains
Colourwheel often played this rude, messy song as an encore. The fast paced pumping rhythms, drum rolls, guitar hooks and deceptively simple arrangement made Growing Pains a crowd favourite.
Album liner notes:
‘Untitled Pop Song’ recorded and mixed at Big Sound Studios, Adelaide, 1993. Engineered and produced by Dave Lokan.
‘Underworld’, ‘Soldier’s Pay’ and ‘Movement’ recorded at The Silvermine, Adelaide, 1995. Mixed in Peter Long’s bedroom, Adelaide, 1995. Engineered and produced by Peter Long and Phil Bungey.
‘Junkyard’ and ‘Growing Pains’ recorded live in Adelaide, September 21 1994. Engineered and produced by Peter Long and Phil Bungey. Mixed in Sydney, April 2003. Engineered by Peter Long and Tim Hudspith. Produced by Tim Hudspith.
Mastered at Benchmark Mastering, Sydney, August 2012. Engineered by Don Bartley.
Band photography © Ashley Starkey, 1992. CD photography © Tim Hudspith, 2012. Layout and design by Bronwyn Blaiklock.
Thanks to Dave Lokan, Peter Long, Phil Bungey and Don Bartley for the sounds. Thanks to Charlie Hill-Smith for the use of The Silvermine. Thanks to Bronwyn Blaiklock for the layout and design. Thanks to all of the people who came to watch us play and/or purchased our CD releases. Thanks to all of our friends and families for their support.
Bass Guitar: James Bosworth
Drums: Bruce Campbell
Guitar: Tom Conley (‘Untitled Pop Song’, ‘Junkyard’ and ‘Growing Pains’)
Guitar and Vocals: Tim Hudspith
Guitar: Jason Oats (‘Underworld’, ‘Soldier’s Pay’ and ‘Movement’)
Lyrics © Hudspith except ‘Untitled Pop Song’, ‘Junkyard’ and ‘Growing Pains’ © Conley or Conley and Smith. Music © Hudspith except ‘Untitled Pop Song’, ‘Junkyard’ and ‘Growing Pains’ © Bosworth, Campbell, Conley, Hudspith. Recording © Bosworth, Campbell, Conley, Hudspith or © Bosworth, Campbell, Hudspith, Oats. Unauthorised duplication is an infringement of applicable copyright laws.