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Ancient Champion


  1. 1.
    When I Open My Mouth I Wish the Sound of Someone Great Came Out
  2. 2.
    A Song For Older Skins
  3. 3.
    (Even for Second Generation Suedeheads) It's Been a Long Shift
  4. 4.
    Remember Anton from the Factory? He Was Alight
The sound of Ancient Champion is sometimes characterized as Easy Listening for Difficult People. The early Ancient Champion demos, a subsonic conflab of fake drums, pianos and horns materialized in Echo Park in California, and were later, re-assembled on rainy days in a caravan in the Malvern Hills, later still, in the impenetrable gloom of Bearwood in the UK.
Realizing that there were plenty of ageing people who, maybe in their younger days, might have been punks, or skins, or mods or grebo's or rude boys or part of some other youth tribe, or not even, and now, their dotage approaching, "They are my people," Ancient Champion says, "Still needing new music, possibly preferring it vaguely familiar, still wanting music that speaks directly to them, but speaks a little more slowly and quietly, a little more toe-tapping and less ass-shaking. "Who's gonna make that sound?
In 2018 Ancient Champion worked with the Prehistoric Man, releasing four singles so far, A Song For Older Skins, Remember Anton From The Factory? He Was Alright, Even For Second Generation Suedeheads It's Been a Long Shift, and, When I Open My Mouth I Wish The Sound of Someone Great Came Out.
Ancient Champion's working class bedroom revolution for early retirement park home set continues with a short story collection Six Stories About Motoring Nowhere and a pair of EP's in the fall of 2018. This Pain is Not Exclusive/This Pain is Exclusively Yours.


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