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Debut album for Overspill Poets
Overspill Poets
Overspill Poets: George Kitching and Tim Taylor

South Lakes based recording artists, Overspill Poets release their debut album on 19 October 2009.

They formed from the ashes of Hug who released three EPs and an album on Kitchenware in the 90s.

Following Hug's demise, guitarist George Kitching moved to the South Lakes and began recording with vocalist Tim Taylor.

They launched a MySpace page in November 2008 and have over 7,500 friends and over 16,000 plays.

Left to rust

They regularly top the ReverbNation local alternative chart and frequently make the top 50 in the ReverbNation national alternative chart.

The fruits of their recording evolved into their debut album, Thompson Falls.

Inspired by a chance visit to the Idaho town of the same name, the title track tells the story of a girl who, despite her big ambitions, fails to escape her home town, becoming weighed down with other peoples' expectations.

Learning to hide her dreams in shadows on the wall, she absent-mindedly hangs the shopping on the line while her trailer, her "ticket out", is left to rust on bricks in the yard.

Bookending the other end of the album is Tomorrow When You Leave with lyrics borrowed from the 17th Century Metaphysical (and original Overspill) poet, John Donne.

Overspill Poets set up their own label, Revenge Western Records to release Thompson Falls, which comes out on 19 October 2009.




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